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Semiotics at University of Tartu

Semiotics is the general study of sign processes, or semiosis. Semiosis makes the world meaningful.

 

Today´s world, where processes have a disbalance of global and local dimension, challenges us to understand the need of individuals and societies for defining their identity. Semiotics is centrally relevant to achieve this understanding.

 

The 2-year Master´s programme in Semiotics provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules - cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.


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Semiotics at University of Tartu: Course Content

General module

  • History of Semiotics: Basic Concepts and Classical Works
  • Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School
  • Readings of J. v. Uexküll and J. Lotman
  • Methodology for Semiotic Analysis
  • Module - Semiotics of Culture

 

Cultural Semiotics and Theories of Culture

  • Semiotics of Translation
  • Semiotic Analysis of Art and Multimedia
  • Module - Biosemiotics

 

Biosemiotics

  • Ecosemiotics: Cultural Interpretations of Environment
  • Zoosemiotics: Umwelt and Animal Communication
  • Module - Sociosemiotics

 

Sociosemiotics and Societal Theories

  • Communication and Power
  • Semiotic Analysis of Subcultures
  • Optional courses - can be chosen from courses currently available at the University of Tartu.

 

Master’s thesis - Individual research paper, written under the supervision of a professional semiotician.

 

TOTAL 120 ECTS

 

Audience
All students who have a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, natural sciences or humanities are welcome to apply.


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Semiotics at University of Tartu: Career

  • Graduates can apply their expertise in the professions that require a complex knowledge of cultural analysis, i.e. semiotic consulting companies, marketing or media.
     
  • Practical applications of semiotics include translation and science writing, design and architecture, advertising, and communication strategies.
     
  • Employees of international organizations, e.g. embassies, where tolerance and conflict management skills are vital, can improve their professional education.
     
  • Program graduates can continue on to doctoral studies and research. Semiotics is particularly relevant to advanced study in the life sciences, where biosemiotic understanding and semiotical interpretation is proving to be of remarkable value

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Semiotics at University of Tartu: Admission

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification (previous studies in semiotics are not required)
  • English language proficiency - acceptable tests and exempt categories specified here
  • Motivation letter
  • Admission interview

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Why study semiotics in Tartu?

  • The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Juri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies.
     
  • The University of Tartu is one the few institutions in the world teaching full Master´s and PhD degree programs in semiotics since 1993.
     
  • As one of world´s major centres of semiotics, the University of Tartu collaborates and is regularly visited by professors from all around the world: Myrdene Anderson, Paul Bouissac, John Deely, Dinda Gorlee, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Winfried Nöth, Roland Posner, Frederik Stjernfelt, Eero Tarasti, and many others.
     
  • The finest collections of semiotic materials in Tartu include the memorial library of Thomas Sebeok, one of the world leaders in the 20th century semiotics, and the Centre of Jakob von Uexküll, a Baltic German whose works have been very important to the development of biosemiotics.

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University of Tartu


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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Tartu

Field of study

Humanities, Literature & Linguistics

Degree

Master of Arts Humanities

Language

English

Start

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 3740 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 3740 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Tartu

Field of study

Humanities, Literature & Linguistics

Degree

Master of Arts Humanities

Language

English

Start

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 3740 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 3740 EUR / year

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