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 2023 and ends on the 15th March 2023. 

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

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Join our Master’s degree programmes in Tartu or Viljandi!

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Apply for Semiotics MA and Philosophy MA until 15 March

Open Doors Day

RECORDING: Open Doors Day 2023 on 1 March