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Tallinn University Bachelor in Liberal Arts in Social Sciences
Tallinn University

Bachelor in Liberal Arts in Social Sciences

Tallinn, Estonia

3 Years


Full time

01 Jul 2024*

01 Sep 2024

EUR 2,100 / per semester


* non-EU/EEA citizens residing in estonia, have a valid estonian TRP I EU/EEA citizens residing in estonia, have a valid estonian id-card

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Liberal arts ideology comes from the era of antiquity. It is the idea that a free person must know certain things to be a good member of society. Tallinn University’s liberal arts in social sciences does not teach rhetoric or grammar but does give you all you need to know about social sciences.

The program looks into various social sciences and teaches the student how to find common ground. Students can create their major via electives after the core courses have introduced the different social sciences. The program includes practical training so the graduates obtain some work experience for the real world within their chosen field, and the analytical and writing skills necessary for future studies in Estonia or elsewhere.

The program consists of mostly compulsory core courses divided into six semesters. Students can create their own major with various electives that they find interesting in university. The program councils students to make sure choices are well thought out but offers the students a chance to still design their own future. The program also includes various writing and methodology courses, finally culminating with a big research paper that is similar to a bachelor’s thesis. The program includes compulsory practical training and an interdisciplinary project, both providing practical skills. The program ends with an interdisciplinary exam that covers the core of the program and all the acquired skills.

Take the first step in fulfilling your dreams by studying at Tallinn University's School of Governance, Law, and Society!

Why study with us?

Liberal Arts in Social Sciences is the best program for those interested in social sciences in general. It offers a chance to get a wider view of society and its analytical sides. It also provides a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the idea of interdisciplinary studies. The program includes a chance to see the connections between courses and the practice of interdisciplinary research. Liberal arts has something for those with clear interests but also for those who are still seeking. After students have finished their studies, with the right choices the doors are open to master’s programs and to the employment market.

Why School of Governance, Law, and Society?

Liberal Arts in Social Sciences is curated by the International Relations and Future studies field within the School of Governance, Law, and Society (SOGOLAS). The school includes various fields of social sciences like law, international relations, social work, sociology, governance, politics, and demographics. The program offers courses from outside the school as well but as most social sciences are inside the school, the program keeps a tighter connection between the fields and offers a chance for more interdisciplinary research. SOGOLAS also includes the interdisciplinary lifetime research center and also hosts the contact point to the European migration network. The school offers various MA programs, including international relations in English as well as multiple Ph.D. programs.

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