CfA: New MA programme “Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies” (Tartu)

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The University of Tartu (UT) in Estonia is pleased to announce the opening of a new English-language master’s programme, “Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies”.

This two-year programme is 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. 

“Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies” 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. It is possible to specialise either in the analysis of folklore and cultural heritage, or in the study and application of the heritage of crafts.

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 programme.

The programme is coordinated by the UT Departments of Ethnology, and Estonian and Comparative Folklore, and the UT Viljandi Culture Academy Native Crafts Departments.

The application deadline for fall semester 2017 is 15 March 2017.

For more information about the programme, admission requirements and the application process, please visit: If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We would be grateful if you circulated this email among prospective candidates.


Thank you and best wishes

Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, Programme Director

Kristel Kivari, Programme Coordinator