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University of Tartu
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The Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu is one of the most important centres of semiotics in Europe, with deep roots for cultural semiotics and biosemiotics.
Names and work of biosemiotician Jakob von Uexküll and Yuri Lotman, founder of the world-renowned Tartu-Moscow school of semiotics, form the cornerstone of the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu. In 2006, the library of the Department of Semiotics received as a donation the memorial library of Thomas A. Sebeok, including his personal collection of biosemiotic literature.
This 2-year Master's program includes study modules in history of semiotics, semiotics of culture and art, bio-, eco- and zoosemiotics, sociosemiotics and societal theories. The curriculum includes lecture courses as well as seminars and practical work.
There will be a limited number of scholarships available covering full tuition for 2 years of the programme. All qualified applicants will be automatically considered for a scholarship, no special application form is required. Applicants must submit the application form with all supporting documents by the indicated deadline: Non-EU- April 15, EU- June1.
Additionally, a stipend of 200 EUR/month will be granted in the course of studies to students with the best academic results. Information about this stipend will be made available by a programme manager to admitted students upon arrival and beginning of their degree studies.