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UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE (Tampereen Yliopisto), TAMPERE Department of Music Anthropology (Kansanperinteen Laitos)






Street Address:

Kalevantie 4, Tampere 33014, Finland


+358 3 3551 7081


Undergraduate program



Graduate program


Master of Arts in Cultural Studies. In musicology, ethnomusicology including musics of the arctic areas, northern Russia and south-east Europe), ethnology. Doctor of Philosophy.

Institution Notes:

The University of Tampere, together with the Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), constitutes the Tampere Higher Education Authority. At the University of Tampere the research department, one of eight departments of the Faculty of Arts, concentrates on ethnomusicology, offering basic courses in musicology and ethnology as well as advanced training leading to a doctoral degree. Its main areas of research and teaching concentrate on the different manifestations of folk music as art and as part of social life. It is divided into two units, the teaching unit and the archives unit, with its vast collection of recordings, photographs, manuscripts, records and musical instruments - one of the largest folk tradition archives in Finland. The archives also have microfiche copies of the Helsinki University Library collection of primitive Finnish ballads (arkkiveisu) and the oldest parts of the rune archives of the Finnish Literature Society. The Department issues regular publications of its researches. Performance studies are not offered. Member of the University of the Arctic.

Last Updated:

October 2021