Tallinn University

Introduction

The university now known as Tallinn University came into existence on 18th March 2005. However, the history of the university is much longer.

Tallinn University developed as the result of the merger of several research and development institutions in Tallinn (the Academic Library, Tallinn Pedagogical University, the Institute of History, the Institute of Ecology and the Estonian Institute of Humanities). This year also Baltic Film and Media School was established. Tallinn University’s main academic strengths lie in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as well as a strong and constantly growing competence in the field of the natural and exact sciences. The university has a notable tradition of teacher training and educational research being the innovator in Estonian education and the largest provider of teacher education since 1919. Study at Tallinn University is research-based with an emphasis on practical training and cross-disciplinary approach.

Tallinn University is the third largest university in Estonia, consisting of 19 institutes and 6 colleges. Study and research is conducted in six different disciplines: educational sciences, humanities, arts, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences.

There are around 10,000 students at Tallinn University, including approximately 600 foreign students from 54 countries and a significant number of foreign academics (9.4 per cent of the academic staff are foreigners, which is one of the biggest percentage among Estonian universities). In order to ensure and enhance our international teaching and learning capabilities, Tallinn University collaborates with various institutes abroad, having bilateral cooperation agreements with 51 partner universities in 29 countries worldwide. We participate in the programmes Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus. It’s the fastest growing university in Estonia.

Tallinn University offers qualified international students 29 study programmes taught in English (5 bachelor's programmes, 10 Master's Programmes, 14 PhD programmes). In addition, Tallinn Summer School offers a 3-week programme in July, which includes courses in various fields presented by the best Estonian and foreign internationally acclaimed academics, opinion leaders and intellectuals. Similar programme, however with less courses is also offered in January in Tallinn Winter School. It is one of the most international universities in the Baltic area.

How to apply

Tallinn University uses the 3+2 system (i.e. three years of bachelor studies + two years of master studies). Bachelor level (BA) applicants are required to have completed their secondary education and possess university eligibility. Master level (MA) applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Applicants also need to show proof of proficiency in English. All internationally recognised language proficiency tests, such as IELTS or TOEFEL are accepted. Depending on the programme, there are additional entrance tests such as an interview, written essay, portfolio etc.

Student Scholarships and Exchanges

The university maintains 25 inter-university agreements with universities from several European countries, US, Japan, Russia and some others and more than 360 Erasmus exchange agreements with European universities. The University also organises summer schools and short-term courses for foreigners.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Anthropology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Estonia Tallinn

The MA programme in social and cultural anthropology is designed for people with a BA degree who are curious about the world and mankind, human interaction and cultural diversity, and the issues of the modern world - inequality, globalisation, identity politics etc. Cost: no tuition fee (studying with full study load) [+]

Master in Anthropology

 

Our approach to Anthropology takes its inspiration from a variety of disciplinary and epistemological trends. While most of our staff is educated in the Anglo/French tradition in Social Anthropology, the environment at the Estonian Institute of Humanities (EHI) fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of cultural diversity in the world.

We are committed to participant observation as a methodology that promotes the understanding of a real life experience. We understand ethnography as an insightful and detailed description of specific social practices, contextualized within the comparative dimensions of culture and social life. This knowledge necessarily arises from an empathetic immersion in the social context being studied.Reasons to choose this programme and the Estonian Institute of Humanities... [-]


Master in Communication Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Estonia Tallinn

How do you manage internal communication within an organization? How can you anticipate crises and manage them? How do you develop a communication strategy and build good [+]

Master in Communication Management

 

How do you manage internal communication within an organization? How can you anticipate crises and manage them? How do you develop a communication strategy and build good relationships with stakeholders? These questions will be answered when studying in the Communication Management Master’s Program.


Our program is designed for people who are interested in learning how communication can contribute to an organization’s strategy and success as well as in society at large. Areas covered in the course are media relations, organizational behaviour, strategic communication and planning, stakeholder relations, research methodology, risk and crisis communication and marketing.... [-]


Master in Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Estonia Tallinn

This interdisciplinary programme at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, integrates Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics. Comparative Literature investigates literary [+]

Master in Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics

 

 This interdisciplinary programme at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, integrates Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics. Comparative Literature investigates literary and other texts across national and genre boundaries. Cultural Semiotics, a field with strong traditions in Estonia, gives further tools to analyse texts as voices in cultural communication. The programme combines theoretical courses (e.g. Genre Studies, Semiotics of Literary Space, Postcolonial Theory) with courses in particular literatures and cultures. It includes a large proportion of elective courses, together with supervisory guidance, in order to enable students to follow their individual intellectual pursuits and research interests.... [-]


Master in Digital Library Learning

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Norway Oslo Estonia Tallinn + 2 more

Digital Library Learning (DILL) is a two-year international master’s programme for elite information professionals to provide them with the skills and competencies necessary to navigate through the [+]

Master in Digital Library Learning

 

Digital Library Learning (DILL) is a two-year international master’s programme for elite information professionals to provide them with the skills and competencies necessary to navigate through the rapidly evolving world of digital libraries. It is offered in cooperation between Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway), Tallinn University (Estonia), and the University of Parma (Italy). Students will spend at least one semester at each institution.
The first semester starts with a summer school, and takes place in Oslo, Norway. For the second semester, students are in Tallinn, Estonia. The third semester contains a second summer school, and takes place in Parma, Italy. Students will also do an international internship during this time.... [-]


Master in Human Computer Interaction

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Estonia Tallinn

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an internationally accredited 2-year Master programme (120 ECTS) in English offered by the Institute of Informatics.
The special focus of HCI aims at preparing [+]

Master in Human Computer Interaction

 

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an internationally accredited 2-year Master programme (120 ECTS) in English offered by the Institute of Informatics.
The special focus of HCI aims at preparing specialists, equipped with knowledge and skills for designing user-friendly technology.


Students undertake interdisciplinary research and courses from the disciplines of:    •    informatics    •    design    •    behavioral and social sciencesOrganization of studies:    •    biweekly lectures    •    theory linked with practice    •    multidisciplinary teamwork.Graduates are eligible to apply for the doctoral programme “Information Society Technologies” at Tallinn University.
The programme is carried out by an international team of professors and lecturers.... [-]


Master in International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Estonia Tallinn

International Relations programme is an interdisciplinary study within social sciences, defined by topics which vary from the complex and strategic relations of states to the various [+]

Master in International Relations

 

International Relations programme is an interdisciplinary study within social sciences, defined by topics which vary from the complex and strategic relations of states to the various transnational forms and channels of non-state actors. The programme unites traditions of Anglo-American and continental European IR scholarship and education in reflecting the changing international system where the role of emerging states is growing.


The International Relations curriculum    •    Focuses on foreign and security policy (incl. the small-state perspectives) and globalization in world and regional politics.

    •    Gives in-depth knowledge of state relations, international organizations and the role of non-state actors.... [-]


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