Study programme code
Head of study programme
MER study programme code
Study programme version code
School / college
YK - School of Governance, Law and Society
Study programme title in Est.
study programme title in Engl.
Language of instruction
en: Sotsiaalteadused, ajakirjandus ja teave
Study programme group
Study programme subgroup
en: Sotsioloogia ja kulturoloogia
Nominal study period (in semesters)
Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Certificate of Vocational Secondary Education or a corresponding qualification giving access to higher education;
State examination in the mother tongue;
Admission examination: written part (writing a short essay and an analytical text based on sociological survey data) and oral interview.
Study programme aims and objectives
- To provide contemporary broad education in sociology: to develop knowledge and skills for studying society and societal phenomena analytically and critically, show more...
using sociological terminology, theories, methodology and empirical knowledge;
- To create premises for continuation of studies in the Master's program;
- To shape values that recognize tolerance in diversity of opinions and attitudes in society and active participation in different spheres of social life.
Learning outcomes of the study programme
- is able to work in fields where general knowledge about society, culture, sociological theories and methods is required show more...
- is able to conduct operational surveys and take part in scientific research based on principles of the code of ethics of the International Sociological Association
- is able to recognize and value the multiplicity of opinions and attitudes relevant to a democratic society
- is able to identify the need for continuous studies and further professional development
- is able to continue studies at Master's level in sociology or in a similar discipline
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 must be proved in two foreign languages: one on B2 and the second on B1 leval according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; their computer skills shall be sufficient for university studies as well.
Study programme version structure:
total ECTS credits