Study programme code
Head of study programme
MER study programme code
Study programme version code
School / college
HT - School of Humanities
Study programme title in Est.
study programme title in Engl.
Language of instruction
Humanitaaria ja kunstid
Study programme group
languages and cultures
Study programme subgroup
en: Kirjandus ja lingvistika
Nominal study period (in semesters)
Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Certificate of Vocational Secondary Education or a corresponding qualification giving access to higher education. show more...
Admission is based on the results of national exams and the vocational aptitude exam.
Study programme aims and objectives
- To provide in-depth basic philological education in the field of Estonian language, culture and literature;
- To provide competences which allow employment in philological areas;
- To provide competences which allow continuing studies at the MA level;
- To develop skills to identify student´s needs for supplemental studies while planning his/her lifelong learning;
- To provide students with opportunities to become a qualified Estonian philologist who is capable to identify and to help solving the issues in the field of Estonian language, literature, culture or educational system.
Learning outcomes of the study programme
- possesses a broad and extensive knowledge of the structure and development of Estonian language, literature and culture show more...
- can utilize this knowledge effectively in professional practice in the field of Estonian philology
- understands the main concepts and theories relevant to Estonian language and literature
- can introduce their speciality, both orally and in writing, can effectively communicate with target groups
- can apply the specific, acquired knowledge in the wider context of culture and society
In order to graduate, the student shall complete the study programme in the given volume, show more...
which includes passing all compulsory courses and compiling and defending the Bachelor’s thesis or passing the Bachelor’s examination. Students who have not graduated from upper secondary schools where Estonian is the language of instruction, or who have graduated from schools where Estonian is only partly the language of instruction, are required to have Estonian language proficiency at C1 level.
As an additional requirement for students who have been admitted until 2015/2016, the foreign language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages shall correspond to B2 level, in case of students of distant and cyclical learning to B1 level, and their computer skills shall be sufficient for university studies.
Study programme version structure:
total ECTS credits
+ MAIN SPECIALITY: Estonian language and literature
+ MAIN SPECIALITY: Estonian as a second language and Estonian culture
+ MAIN SPECIALITY: Reviewer-editor
+ MINOR FIELD OF STUDY MODULE: Estonian Language and Literature
Provide pre-requisites to gain detailed knowledge on the Estonian language and literature. show more...
Create conditions necessary for gaining the opportunity to teach Estonian language and literature up to the end of 9th grade.
The student has received detailed knowledge on the Estonian language and literature. show more...
Student has gained the opportunity to teach Estonian language and literature up to the end of 9th grade.
approximate amount of contact lessons
+ MINOR FIELD OF STUDY MODULE: Estonian as a Second Language and Estonian Culture
Provide conditions necessary to gain skills necessary for teaching Estonian as a second language up to B1 level.
Provide opportunities to acquire the knowledge of the structure of Estonian language, of its position and variations in space and time.
Provide opportunities to gain knowledge of Estonian culture and main literary works.
Provide opportunities to understand the structure of Estonian language and related phenomena from the perspective of second language acquisition and to give the necessary basic knowledge to enable students to continue their studies as a teacher of Estonian as a second language.
To acquaint oneself with the theoretical framework of comparing languages and their interaction, of acquiring language and of language skill assessment in order to be able to develop the skill to place Estonian in the context of other languages.
To introduce topics that are important for acquiring Estonian as a second language, and to provide basic knowledge of practical arrangements and language acquisition materials.
Develop skills to analyse, summarise and write academic text.
Student has acquired the right to teach Estonian as a second language up to B1 level.
The student has acquired a broad-based knowledge of the structure of Estonian language, and understands the main terminology related to it.
The student is able to analyse the structure of Estonian on different levels of language.
The student has knowledge of the history of the Estonian language, understands its position among Finno-Urgic and other languages, and area-related and social variations of the language.
The student has gained knowledge of Estonian culture, is able to critically interpret information concerning Estonian culture.
The student has received knowledge about the core works of Estonian literature.
The student has knowledge of the main terminology related to researching and teaching/learning of Estonian as the target language.
The student is able to contextualise, analyse and explain the structure and language phenomena of the Estonian language from the point of view of a second language learner.
The student has the basic knowledge concerning the practical arrangements and language learning materials of Estonian as a second language.
The student has knowledge of the main theories of comparing languages and their interaction, as well as, theories of acquiring a second language and assessing language skills.
The student is able to view Estonian in the context of other languages and apply theoretical knowledge during the process of second language learning.
The student is able to analyse, summarise and compile subject specific academic text.
approximate amount of contact lessons
+ MINOR FIELD OF STUDY MODULE: Reviewer-editor
Develop skills to utilise different types of information sources, show more...
to summarise texts in English, to edit different types of text including translated texts and to compile texts related to administrative procedures.
Provide opportunities to gain basic knowledge of document management.
Develop skills to find topic specific literature, summarise and present summary as a logically structured whole.
Provide opportunities to acquire professional skills necessary for language editing and to apply these skills in the working environment typical to the reviewer and editor.
The student is able to utilise and evaluate different types of information sources, show more...
is able to summarise different types of texts in English, to edit various types of texts (both language and content) and to notice the influence of foreign language when editing a translation.
The student is able to compile and edit texts related to administrative procedures.
The student understands the principles of document management
The student understands the specifics of administrative and legal texts.
The student is able to find topic specific literature, to summarise and to present the summary as an internally logical whole using the appropriate expression and vocabulary.
The student has acquired the professional skills of a language editor, including skill to edit longer complete texts, to take into consideration the norms of Estonian language, the target audience and the text's function, and to cooperate with the author and the translator, paying attention to the ethical aspects of the editor's work.
The student is able to analyse and generalise their own corrections and is able to apply theoretical knowledge in the working environment typical to the reviewer and editor.
approximate amount of contact lessons