Liberal Arts in Social Sciences

Liberal arts ideology comes from the era of antiquity. It is the idea that a free person must know certain things to be a good member of society. Tallinn University’s liberal arts in social sciences does not teach rhetoric or grammar but does give you all you need to know about social sciences. The program looks into various social sciences and teaches the student how to find common ground. Students can create their major via electives after the core courses have introduced the different social sciences. The program includes practical training so the graduates obtain some work experience for the real world within their chosen field, and analytical and writing skills necessary for future studies in Estonia or elsewhere.

The program consists of mostly compulsory core courses divided between six semesters. Students can create their own major with various electives that they find interesting in university. The program councils students to make sure choices are well thought out but offers the students a chance to still design their own future. Program also includes various writing and methodology courses, finally culminating with a big research paper that is similar to a bachelor’s thesis. Program includes compulsory practical training and an interdisciplinary project, both providing practical skills. The program ends with an interdisciplinary exam that cover the core of the program and all the acquired skills.

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Who are we looking for?

Liberal arts in social sciences is looking for prospective students who would be interested in society and how to analyse it. Students are expected from all over the world, from different backgrounds. The program suits students who are still wondering what social science would work for them but also for students who have a clear vision but would like to have a wider view to go with their focused studies. The program suits students who are just out of secondary school, eager to start but also for older students who might already have a degree or just life experience. The program has always had a versatile student body; all are welcome.

Why study with us?

Liberal arts in social sciences is the best program for those interested in social sciences in general. It offers a chance to get a wider view of society and its analytical sides. It also provides a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the idea of interdisciplinary studies. Program includes a chance to see the connections between courses and practice interdisciplinary research. Liberal arts has something for those with clear interests but also for those who are still seeking. After students have finished their studies, with right choices the doors are open to master’s programs and to the employment market.


Tallinn University has a modern urban campus located in the center of the city. Our students have access to physical and online libraries, computer labs, cafeterias and cafes. Further, the university has all the facilities necessary for a productive learning environment and ample opportunities for leisure, sports, and social activities, all leading to an exciting and well balanced student life. Take a walk around our campus via the virtual tour!

Liberal arts in social sciences has a student body from all over the world. Closely connected to other English programs and classes are often with visiting Erasmus students so day-to-day student life is always international. Tallinn University has a modern campus, situated right in the city centre. The students have access to computer classes, and both the physical and online library. University offers a chance for leisure, sports, learning, and social affairs. Tallinn University has all the facilities necessary for a productive and exciting student life.

Important information

Cost: € 1650 per semester
Duration: 3 years
Study language: English

Contact us
  • Specific questions regarding the programme should be directed to Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society:
    E-mail: anna-stina.kangro....at....tlu.ee
    Phone: +372 6409 382
  • For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist.
    E-mail: admissions....at....tlu.ee
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Important information

  • Cost: € 1650 per semester
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Study language: English