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.
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.
EU, Turkey, Georgia (and students who do not need a visa to enter Estonia )
** Information on application process can be found here: http://www.ttu.ee/admission
Last updated April 4, 2016