Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies


Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary Master’s programme that is run in collaboration with Tallinn University. Students engage in the broad interdisciplinary study of the relationship between literature, visual culture and film in contemporary and historical contexts. Our seminar-led courses foster an active debating and discussing environment, through which students gain cutting-edge theoretical insights into intermedial aesthetics and into the philosophy of literature, art and film. The programme collaborates with major international literary, art and film festivals in Tallinn, giving students ample opportunities to acquire practical skills. Our individual approach to students provides a supportive learning environment and offers them the opportunity to follow personal research interests from the very beginning.

The Master’s programme in Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies seeks students from all over the world and from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The diverse cultural backgrounds of the students contribute to the spirit of comparative cultural study. The programme is ideal for those who are interested in exploring the relationship between words, still and moving images, both historically as well as in contemporary culture. Upon completion of theLiterature, Visual Culture and Film Studies programme, students have been equipped with critical tools for cultural analysis of contemporary image and text-based media. Students also acquire various practical skills – such as analytical and problem solving skills, writing and presentation skills – that enhance their employment opportunities and prepare them for different career pathways. This research-centred programme also prepares students for further studies at the PhD level.



Tuition fee: 1,660 Euros per year


  • Application (submitted through Dream Apply)
    • Deadline for non-EU/EEA – 1 April 2018
    • Deadline for applicants from Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia – 1 June 2018
    • Deadline for EU/EEA citizens – 1 July 2018
  • 80€ application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Official, notarised transcript of records (translated into Estonian, English or Russian)
  • Proof of English proficiency: FCE (min C), CAE (min C), IELTS (min 5.5), TOEFL iBT (min 70), TOEFL ITP (min 150). IELTS scores must be sent directly from the test centre.
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID card
  • CV
  • Statement of research interests (1-2 pages)
  • Writing sample (an excerpt from either the BA thesis or a paper, 10 pages)
  • Interview





Specific questions regarding the programme should be directed to Maris Peters: For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact Tallinn University’s international admission specialist: