The School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies (LTL) conducts high-quality research of national and international significance on topics concerning language, translation, literature, and cultural phenomena. Our educational mission is to educate and train experts in the field of language and culture to act in socially important roles requiring such expertise. The School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies at the University of Tampere is one of Finland’s most diverse and versatile institutions offering education and conducting research on language, literature and translation studies. LTL is the only School in the country to have degree programmes on language and culture, translation and interpreting, and literary studies within the same School.
Research in all of these fields, each of which offers a range of doctoral-level specializations, is coordinated by the Plural Centre for Language and Translation Studies and the multidisciplinary Narrare research centre. The School also has extensive international contacts, including bilateral Erasmus+ agreements with 70 other European universities.
The School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies has approximately 2,190 basic degree students, 130 doctoral students, and 70 members of educational and research staff. The School grants degrees in the Humanities. The basic degrees are the Bachelor of Arts degree, which is a lower university degree, and the Master of Arts degree, which is a higher university degree. The postgraduate degrees include the Licentiate of Philosophy degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree.