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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Tartu is the largest, most diverse and most internationally recognised centre for research in the field of humanities in Estonia.
Our fields of research:
Institute of History and Archaeology conducts research in topics starting with the Stone Age through to the 20th-century history.
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics is focusing their research on Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages, as well as general linguistics, fonetics and computer linguistics.
Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics is engaged in both theoretical and practical philosophy, ethics and general questions in the study of sign systems.
Institute of Cultural Research brings together the research of ethnology, literature, folklore and arts.
School of Theology and Religious Studies is studying contemporary religious trends, Estonian church history as well as the relationship between science and religion.
College of Foreign Language and Cultures takes interests in many different fields ranging from translation studies to linguistics, from literature to language teaching, from culture to critical theory.
Viljandi Culture Academy pursues to sustain and develop the values of Estonian traditional culture
Doctoral studies and the University of Tartu are regulated by the Regulations for Doctoral Studies, which include general requirements for supervision, individual plannin
Starting from the 2022/2023 academic year there will only be one programme at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. It will include 22 specialities: