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Welcome to the University of Tartu, Institute of Social Studies!
Here, you can find info on courses, academic calendar, guidelines for written tasks, living in Estonia, studying abroad, library and computer class.

Studies in English

The Institute of Social Studies offers one programme in English - Disinformation and Societal Resilience (master’s level). Detailed info on the Disinformation and Societal Resilience programme, courses, career opportunities and contacts is available on the programme webpage.

For Erasmus+ incoming students the offer of single courses taught in English is the following:

It is also possible to undertake doctoral studies in the fields of media and communication and sociology in English.
Read more about the Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Studies in Estonian

Two bachelor’s and five master’s level programmes, as well as one professional higher education programme are taught in Estonian.

The overview of these curricula is available here and lists of courses are here (in Estonian).

If you are interested in taking an Estonian-taught programme, it is possible to apply for a position in the general competition with the local students. B2 level of Estonian is required.

Study regulations and guidelines

The most important document regulating studies in the University is the Study Regulations.

Official information exchange at the university takes place in the Study Information System (SIS): registering for courses, choosing modules, looking at timetables and study results (grades) etc.

The guidelines on doctoral studies can be found on doctoral studies´ webpage.

Citation system
Academic fraud

University of Tartu guidelines for using AI chatbots for teaching and studies

Academic calendar

Here you can find the general academic calendar.

The only English-taught programme - Disinformation and Societal Resilience (master’s level) is organised differently:

February to September 2024 (compulsory courses)
Introduction to disinformation and influence activities 9 ECTS

Resilience analysis and practice 9 ECTS

Cyber risks and information security 9 ECTS

June to August 2024 Summer break
Geopolitical context and policy analysis 9 ECTS (compulsory course)

October to December 2024 (internship)
Examples of possible host organisations:
Estonian Government Office or NATO’s stratcom CoE or BECID (Baltic Engagement Centre for Combating Information Disorders) 9 ECTS

September 2024 to January 2025 (Master's exam)
Master’s Exam I: Practical skills and Preparation 3 ECTS

Master’s Exam II: Execution of MA Project 12 ECTS

Social sciences library

Lossi 36 computer class

The Lossi 36 building is open from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Do you need help with study related matters?

If you have questions about your curriculum, courses, timetables, SIS, etc., please contact:

Kathriin Liiber
+372 737 5190
Lossi 36–212

You can also seek help from peer tutors (available for newly starting degree-seeking students) or buddies (available for exchange students). If you have general questions related to study organisation and regulations, you can contact the student advisers at the UT Counselling Centre.

Living in Estonia and practical info for international students

Getting started for international students

Arrival ABC

Contacts for international students

Studying abroad
Each year, a large number of students at the University of Tartu spend time studying abroad.
Please find detailed info on programmes, partners, application info and deadlines on the University of Tartu Study Abroad website.

Specialist for International Relations at the Institute of Social Studies:
Maiu Reinhold

+372 737 5697

Lossi 36–217


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Info session: master's programme "Disinformation and Societal Resilience"