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)
Bachelor degree or diploma an equivalent level of qualification;
Admission examination: initial research proposal for the MA thesis and interview.
sotsiaalteaduse magister (sotsioloogia)
Study programme aims and objectives
- To give a deeper qualification for studying the society: students show more...
acquire knowledge and skills which enable to conduct academic research and analysis of societal phenomena with a critical mind and by using sociological theories, research methods and empirical data;
- To create opportunities for acquiring skills for working in positions that require sociological knowledge;
- To create opportunities for continuing the studies at doctoral level in Tallinn University or at some other university in Estonia or abroad.
Learning outcomes of the study programme
- is able to follow and critically assess professional academic discussion show more...
- is able to plan and conduct academic research without assistance
- may work as a leading sociologist in research companies, as a professional in public, private or non-profit organisations, as a lecturer in universities and continue studies at doctoral level
- values the multiplicity of views and attitudes relevant to a democratic society and is willing to act as an active citizen
- has knowledge of ISA (International Sociological Association) Code of Ethics principles in conducting research
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 Master’s thesis. 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. Since the admission of year 2016 students are required to pass during the studies at least one course which uses a foreign language as the language of instruction.
Study programme version structure:
total ECTS credits