The content of the Anthropology Master's programme focuses on developing a comparative perspective on what it means to be a human.
The Anthropology programme would be of interest to students that wish to learn more about cultural diversity in a global context. We are also looking for students that are motivated to base their project on participant observation. The knowledge that is produced by our student dissertations arises from an empathetic immersion in the social context being studied.
Our approach is inspired by a variety of disciplinary and epistemological trends. While most of our members of staff come from an Anglo/French tradition in Social Anthropology, the environment at the School of Humanities fosters a transdisciplinary approach which includes Cultural Geography, Philosophy, Semiotics, and Literature Studies.
- We are constantly looking for ways to make new connections between disciplines, vocabularies, and concepts that will allow us to render a sophisticated understanding of the faculties of contemporary social life.
- The research and teaching of Anthropology at Tallinn University is encouraged and sustained by a cosmopolitan staff; their regional research interests cover the Baltics, Turkey, the Caribbean, India, and Western Europe amongst others.
- Our courses and research projects are informed by fieldwork-based research
- All students carry out their own anthropological study in close collaboration with a supervisor.
- All our graduates have either continued to either post graduate studies or found employment in the public and private sector.