Master of Science in e-Governance Technologies and Services

Tallinn University of Technology

Program Description

Master of Science in e-Governance Technologies and Services

Tallinn University of Technology

e-Governance Technologies and Services

  • Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
  • Workload: 120 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of places available: 25
  • Number of full tuition fee waivers: 22
  • Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Information Technology, Public Management, Law or in other related study field. It is an advantage to have work experience in the public or private sector related to e-governance

Estonia’s e-government and the country’s other innovative e-solutions have grown into one of Europe’s success stories of the last decade. Tallinn Tech has taken a leap into the future of e-Governance education. Largely focusing on IT solutions at government level, its interoperability between different faculties in the University is giving fundamental background also in other aspects (law, public management and economics) of government. The program is especially important due to the reason that it is unique in Estonia and in Europe and the demand for the specialist with broad knowledge on e-governance is increasing tremendously.

The Master’s programme in e-Governance Technologies and Services is giving students broad knowledge about the makings of a modern state – the transition into e-governance, its management and development. Studies include a wider overview of administrative and legal aspects of e-governance.

Key features

  • Focuses on designing, developing and improving governmental systems and implementing e-government components at every level of the state
  • Specialisation in IT technologies, innovation/services in the public and private sector or adoption and marketing of e-government
  • User-oriented services offered by government that are based on information and communication technologies
  • Offers experience in the industry, practical research and project work already during studies, for example at the “e-state technologies laboratory”

Future career options

Graduates of the programme can work as public sector officials, e-government technologists, architects, developers or analysts, and researchers who are capable of taking an interdisciplinary input based on teamwork to create and develop innovative, user-friendly and economically efficient e-governance solutions.

Graduates are welcome to prolong their studies at the doctoral level. There are several options to choose from: IT, Economics, Public Administration or other related fields.

Programme specific requirements

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Information Technology, Public Management, Law or a related field.
  • Skype interview (applicants may be requested for Skype interview if more information is needed).

Motivation letter/statement of purpose

For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.

Please include following:

  • clearly defined perspectives and motivation for developing the information society and e-government era (max. points given 2);
  • logical, analytical and comprehensive description of e-governance based on the country candidate chooses to take as an example (max. points given 2);
  • previous experiences in the field, practical work experience in public sector or with the technical solutions used in public sector (max. points given 2);
  • propousals for future master´s thesis topic in the field of e-governance/e-government technologies and/or services (max. points given 2);
  • grammatically fluent and correct english (max. points given 2).

Grading Criteria for the Motivation Letter

  • clearly defined perspectives and motivation for developing the information society and e-government era. (max. points given 2);
  • logical, analytical and comprehensive description of e-governance based on the country he/she chooses to take as an example. (max. points given 2);
  • previous experiences in the field, practical work experience in public sector or with the technical solutions used in public sector. (max. points given 2);
  • ideas for future research aims in the field of e-governance/e-government technologies and/or services. We highly appreciate if you could point out the focus of your future Master´s Thesis. (max. points given 2);
  • grammatically fluent and correct (English). (max. points given 2).

Candidate of E-Governance Technologies and Services curricula can collect up to 10 points for the Motivation Letter. The candidate must collet at least 5 points to be in the competition. Should the student fail to present the Motivation Letter he/she will be given 0 points and will be excluded from the competition.

PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.

Skype interview

The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your:

  • problem-solving abilities;
  • intellectual flexibility and analytical skills;
  • assimilation of new ideas and information.

The length of an interview vary between 10-12 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for.

For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 4, 2017
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Apr. 14, 2017
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Estonia Tallinn
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Price - Tuition fee €6000, 22 full tuition fee waiver scholarships available!
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