Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies MA
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new English-language master’s programme, “Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies”. This two-year programme is intended for graduates and professionals interested in the concepts and workings of cultural heritage, folklore and the heritage of crafts in diverse socio-cultural contexts, past and present.
The programme provides analytical and practical tools to examine the processes of heritage production, the particularity of intangible cultural heritage and its relationship to folklore and everyday culture. Students also learn to recognise and ethically apply cultural heritage as a social and economic resource and to act as mediators between different interest groups in this field.
Students choose to specialise either in the analysis of folklore and cultural heritage, or in the study and application of the heritage of crafts. The curriculum provides ample opportunity to gain diverse hands-on experience and to tailor the content of study plans to chosen career paths. An MA thesis or a more practically oriented MA project completes the programme.
The programme is coordinated by the UT Departments of Ethnology, and Estonian and Comparative Folklore, and the UT Viljandi Culture Academy Native Crafts Departments.
The application deadline for fall semester in 2019 is 15 March 2019.
Please find here more information about admission requirements, application process and the programme of Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies.