Welcome to the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics. The Institute is home to two departments:  the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Semiotics. Each department offers degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level. 

The Institute offers two bachelor degrees: one in Philosophy, and one in Semiotics and Culture Studies. Both of these degrees are taught in Estonian. 

The Institute also offers two master’s degrees: one in Philosophy and and one in Semiotics. These degrees are taught in English. The application period to apply for these degrees began on the 2nd January 2024 and ends on the 15th March 2024. 

Finally, the Institute offers two doctoral degrees: one in Humanities with a specialization in Philosophy, and the other in Humanities with a specialization in Semiotics and Cultural Studies. These are taught in English. The application deadlines for these degrees vary.

Studying philosophy

Philosophy masters' programme

PhD programme

Studying semiotics

Masters' programme

PhD programme

tudengid koridoris

This spring, the University of Tartu will open 189 doctoral student places


Admission to the University of Tartu international master's programmes ends on Friday

Virtual Open Day 2024

Join the Virtual Open Day 2024 on 18 January