Liberal Arts in Social Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The BA in Liberal Arts in Social Sciences at Tallinn University 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 practice so the graduates have experience how to work in the real world within their chosen field, and analytical and writing skills necessary for future studies in Estonia or elsewhere.

Who are we looking for?

Liberal Arts in Social Sciences is looking for prospective students who would be interested in society and how to analyse it. Students are expected from all over the world, from different backgrounds. The program offered by Tallinn University suits students who are still wondering what social science would work for them but also for students who have a clear vision but would like to have a wider view to go with their focused studies. The program suits students who are just out of secondary school, eager to start but also for older students who might already have a degree or just life experience. The program has always had a versatile student body; all are welcome.

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. Program includes a chance to see the connections between courses and practice 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 right choices the doors are open to master’s programs and to the employment market.


Tallinn University has a modern urban campus located in the center of the city. Our students have access to physical and online libraries, computer labs, cafeterias and cafes. Further, the university has all the facilities necessary for a productive learning environment and ample opportunities for leisure, sports, and social activities, all leading to an exciting and well balanced student life.

Liberal arts in social sciences has a student body from all over the world. Closely connected to other English programs and classes are often with visiting Erasmus students so day-to-day student life is always international. Tallinn University has a modern campus, situated right in the city centre. The students have access to computer classes, and both the physical and online library. University offers a chance for leisure, sports, learning, and social affairs. Tallinn University has all the facilities necessary for a productive and exciting student life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Liberal arts in social sciences organises its classes during daytime on weekdays. Classes are usually planned between 10 and 16, with a few exceptions. Students are expected to participate in classes and seminars but leave plenty of time in between for other activities.

The program consists of mostly compulsory core courses divided between 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. Program includes various writing and methodology courses, finally culminating with a big research paper that is similar to a bachelor’s thesis. Program includes compulsory practical training and an interdisciplinary project, both providing practical skills. Program ends with an exam that cover the core of the program.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed secondary education and possess university eligibility
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Entrance exams:

  •  The entrance exam consists of written assignment (written answers to the questions concerning their motivation and desire to study social sciences) and an interview with the admissions committee via Skype. The applicant’s written answers should be provided before a Skype interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1650 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1650 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Tallinn

  • 490 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.