Master of Arts in Technology Governance

Tallinn University of Technology

Program Description

Master of Arts in Technology Governance

Tallinn University of Technology

Technology Governance - Innovation Policy and Development Economics

Language of studies:English

Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (Technology Governance)

Workload: 120 ECTS

Tuition fee: 3225 EUR per whole programme

Entry: Bachelor’s Degree, thesis proposal, motivational letter and CV

Scholarships: possible R. Nurkse scholarship

The MA in Technology Governance programme is aimed at understanding economic development processes and is explained theories such as development and evolutionary economics etc., which oppose to standard text-book economics taught at most universities around the world. The programme covers various interlinked areas of study including public administration and the role of the state in economic development, innovation, industries, and finance.

Technology Governance is an approach and set of policies undertaken by the public and private sector and social actors to develop a knowledge base, social cohesion and competitiveness at the same time. So far, both in academic research and in policy advice, these aspects have tended to be separated. The Technology Governance programme is designed to bridge these gaps. The current crisis has made the Technology Governance approach more necessary than ever. Not only are several of the core faculty members among the earliest who predicted the coming of the collapse, but they are all actively engaged in dealing with crisis now, both nationally and internationally.

Our Master’s programme in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree that could be placed in such areas as innovation policy, industrial policy and development economics as a realistic alternative to mainstream economics. The curriculum includes the theory of uneven development and the history of economic policy. In that sense, this is the international innovation policy and high-tech programme with a solid foundation in history and theory, embedded in an exciting environment that so many students and scholars were always looking for yet could not find!

The programme is interesting as an early- or mid-career professional degree for those working in development authorities, private companies and NGOs. Programme graduates are working in the following organizations: Morgan Stanley (London), GIZ Private Sector Development Project (Georgia), Office of Prime Minister (Greece), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia) and various IT companies (Edicy, RM Solutions etc.). Other potential employers include international organisations, governmental institutions, science and technology parks, development agencies, think-tanks, and technology-intensive private companies.

Admission requirements

Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has prerequisites:

  • Motivation letter/ personal statement 1-2 A4 pages (It should include: previous working and studying experiences; previous skills’ and experiences. Why you are interested in this programme? What kind of job do you wish to have after graduating?).
  • CV - working experience benefits.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Level of English B2 or higher. We accept TOEFL (min. score 70) and IELTS (min. 5.5) certificates.
  • Thesis proposal.


Non EU

April 14

EU, Turkey, Georgia
(and students who do not need a visa to enter Estonia )

May 1

** Information on application process can be found here:

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 16, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,225 EUR
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April 15 for non-EU students; May 1 for students coming from EU, Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine
Start date Sept. 2017
Estonia Tallinn
Application deadline Request Info
April 15 for non-EU students; May 1 for students coming from EU, Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine
End date July 15, 2018
Duration 2 years
Price 3,225 EUR
3225 EUR for the whole programme