Education: “Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies” MA programme in Tartu

The University of Tartu (UT) is accepting applications for the new English-language master’s programme, “Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies”. The application deadline for fall semester 2017 is* 29 June 2017. *This summer intake is open for *EU/EEA nationals*, i.e. citizens of countries that are in the European Union or in the European Economic Area.
“Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies” is a two-year programme
intended for graduates and professionals interested in the concepts and
workings of cultural heritage, folklore and the heritage of crafts in
diverse socio-cultural contexts, past and present.

The programme provides analytical and practical tools to examine the
processes of heritage production, the particularity of intangible cultural
heritage and its relationship to folklore and everyday culture. Students
also learn to recognise and ethically apply cultural heritage as a social
and economic resource and to act as mediators between different interest
groups in this field.

Students choose to specialise either in the analysis of folklore and
cultural heritage, or in the study and application of the heritage of

The curriculum provides ample opportunity to gain diverse hands-on
experience and to tailor the content of study plans to chosen career paths.
An MA thesis or a more practically oriented MA project completes the

“Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies” is coordinated by the UT
Departments of Ethnology, and Estonian and Comparative Folklore, and the UT Viljandi Culture Academy Native Crafts Departments.

For more information about the programme, admission requirements and the application process, please visit, or email
us at

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