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Even though Estonia is a small country, it has very strong traditions in education. They start long before the 20th century and nowadays accumulate a great knowledge and scientific background. One of the important characteristics of higher education in Estonia is that the universities are in a large degree autonomous, which results in more diverse programs and admission tests, and this provides universities with better prepared and motivated students. Due to Estonia becoming an increasingly attractive destination for education, Master in Estonia programs are often diverse and international.

Some of the highly sought after Master in Estonia degrees are in the fields of international relations, area studies, architecture, and anthropology. Other highly developed fields of study in Estonia are electronics, software engineering, social sciences, law, landscape management and many more. Graduates holding Master in Estonia degrees have excellent career opportunities in the region as well as across the globe.

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Master in European Union - Russia Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides students with the analytical tools and skills to understand the political, historical, and economic developments in Russia, the EU, and their shared neighbourhood. [+]

Masters in Estonia 2017. The European Union – Russia Studies master’s programme (EURUS) is a unique multidisciplinary programme combining different disciplines such as political science, comparative politics, international relations, economics, law, history and cultural studies. The programme binds together the study of two regions - Europe and Russia - in one curriculum, providing a comprehensive understanding of political, social, and economic developments in the EU and its member states as well as in Russia and its neighbouring transition countries. The objective of the European Union-Russia Studies MA-Programme is to provide global labour market with experts in the field of the EU-Russian affairs for the public and private sector. Given the overall expanding complex relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation – there is a growing need for specialists trained in European Union and Russia affairs. Why study EU-Russia studies at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). EURUS is a unique programme exploring Russia and its relationship with the EU and the former Soviet space from a privileged perspective. Thorough, comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of policies and politics, of economics, law, and history of the European Union and the Russian Federation. Academic qualification for successfully taking up challenging tasks in dealing with the EU, Russia and their mutual relations. A strong research-oriented institute offers internationally recognised Russia and EU expertise. Students can profit from the numerous opportunities (study abroad, summer and winter schools... [-]

Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice of international law and human rights. [+]

International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights. Why study international law and human rights? Students obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. The programme aims to provide a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position — Estonia is located where the “West” and the “East” meet. Practice is a compulsory component of the programme. The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632. Our alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia. Also Estonia’s previous and current judges at the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union obtained their degrees at the University of Tartu. Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located. Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law. The summers school addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers, e.g. Bruno Simma, Christian Tomuschat, Angelika Nussberger, Alexander Trunk. Ranked in the top 2% of the best universities in the world, the University of Tartu is a prestigious public research university located in... [-]

Master in Information Technology Law

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cyber security, the programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organizations, and consulting firms. The students will enjoy full access to UT services and full participation in all events of the IT Law Programme. [+]

Masters in Estonia 2017. Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cyber security, the programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organizations, and consulting firms. The students will enjoy full access to UT services and full participation in all events of the IT Law Programme. Practical focus: a significant part of teaching in this programme will simulate real-life situations. Students gain access to 30 IT Law practitioners and IT specialists from around the world participating in the programme. As consultants, lecturers, or mentors, they synchronize the legal education with the technical developments in the ICT sector. Broad and comprehensive understanding of IT Law: we provide a systematic understanding of all major subfields of IT law as well as skills necessary for practicing in this area. Along with that, we create extensive links between technical, legal, and policy aspects of development and uses of ICTs, putting heavy emphasis on case studies, real-life exercises, trend assessments, and problem-solving. The students will master a set of technical skills typically required in the ICT sector, e.g. elementary skills in programming, cryptography, database technology, and software engineering. Graduates will be ready to provide legal advice on ICT related matters across jurisdictions and work anywhere in the world. They will be able to perform interdisciplinary and comprehensive regulatory, analytical, and expert work in the field of IT Law, having all necessary skills to face the challenges posed by the... [-]

Master of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Estonian Academy of Arts offers a Master's programme in Design and Crafts, delivered in English. The students enter a common programme but also select a discipline: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and accessory design, or fashion design. [+]

The two-year Design & Crafts MA programme prepares students for professional practice and helps them identify their own positions as artists — within their communities, society, design field, global economy, natural environment and other contexts. The programme provides students with as many real-world, hands-on situations as possible by giving them access to practising professionals and diverse opportunities. The programme also develops and changes with the students. With each new group, we start with roundtable discussions to find out what our students actually want. What experiences do they value? What is the focus of their interests? What are their professional dreams? The students enter a common programme but also select a specialisation. Students who study in the Design & Crafts programme remain closely connected with their chosen discipline. Regardless of the specialisation, the MA programme focuses on collaboration. This includes group tasks that cross disciplines, so that students with different backgrounds and study experience work together. A significant part of the coursework takes place in the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break routine and provide inspiration. Design & Crafts specialisations: ceramics glass art and design jewellery and blacksmithing textile design leather art and design fashion design Material-based design and craft disciplines have a unique outlook and philosophy, and the Estonian Academy of Arts is one the few places in the world where it is possible to study in some of these fields at the MA level. Each MA graduate should be the best in the world... [-]

Master of Interaction Design

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The MA in Interaction Design programme focuses on human-centered design. The ongoing evolution of smart consumer technology has increased the need for well-designed intuitive user interfaces and experiences. [+]

Masters in Estonia 2017. Interaction Design (IxD) is a rapidly developing creative field. The ongoing evolution of smart consumer technology has increased the need for well-designed intuitive user interfaces and experiences. Be it a mobile app, the front-end of a web-based service or a complex system involving different digital and physical experiences, interaction design is an essential part of it. Interaction designers aim to make users’ encounters with sophisticated information and machinery as simple and pleasant as possible. Our program focuses on human-centered design. User research, analysis and testing form the foundation of the curriculum. Theoretical studies are built around practical design projects based on real briefs by companies from Estonia and abroad. User-based, agile design and product/service development methods ensure the sound outcome of the projects. The cooperation of our Master’s programme with the department of Graphic Design lends a solid focus to the skills and tools of graphic user interface design — data visualisation, digital typography, visual design, motion graphics, GUI prototyping, etc. Cooperation with the departments of Product Design, Interior Architecture and the programme of Design & Engineering expands the scope of the curriculum to tangible interaction and interactive spaces. Physical computing, wearable tech and virtual reality are covered by study projects. Graduates of the Interaction Design Master’s programme will be well equipped to run complex product/service development projects and to manage international multi-disciplinary teams. We expect our students to represent a wide variety of backgrounds. Previous experience in design and software development is helpful, but by... [-]

Master of Interior Architecture

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

We educate future interior architects. The programme provides the skills to analyse critically, develop and experiment with the different aspects of spatial environment creation and helps to develop a personal, creative approach. [+]

The contemporary world is characterised by complexity and rapid change, affecting also the profession of interior architects and spatial designers. The Master's programme in Interior Architecture is based on the principle that a set of design skills, in the narrow sense of the term, is not sufficient for interior architects to be successful in their profession. They also need to understand the broader context and be able to adjust their solutions to changing situations. Our curriculum is divided in two main segments: The first (so-called ‘hi-tech’) segment deals with the interaction between spaces and people, and the ways high technology and smart materials help improve that interaction. The second (so-called ‘low-tech’) segment is based on the notion that if we have good knowledge of our surrounding, broader contexts (such as climate, nature, economy and culture) and their interrelationship, rich imagination and primitive materials are all we need to create fresh, quality spaces. During the first academic year, students participate equally in both segments. The second academic year is dedicated to the Master’s project. For that, students will select one of the two segments — whichever better supports the topic of their project. The overall objective of the Master's curriculum is to prepare an independent creative person who is able to create personalised three-dimensional environments, combining architecture, design, art and technology into a coherent whole and lead the implementation of their spatial design projects. The curriculum provides the skills to analyse critically, develop and experiment with the different aspects of spatial... [-]

Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of architecture, urban planning and design, art history and theory, critical geography, sociology, ethnography, and related disciplines. [+]

Masters in Estonia 2017. As events and transformations of the recent decades have forcefully shown, the urban question permeates all major social, economic and political developments of today. The two-year Master’s programme in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity. What shapes have the processes of urbanisation assumed today? How are urban spaces produced? The programme foregrounds the unitary perspective of the city as a physical space, a social space and a space of design. It combines rigorous academic research with intensive fieldwork. The programme is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography and geography. Our students have academic backgrounds in architecture, social sciences or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the programme has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programmes and urban forms. The form of assignments includes term-long research studios, intensive workshops, lectures, seminars and field trips. The distinctive mark of the Urban Studies programme is its reliance on theoretically-informed action in the field. We take students’ efforts seriously: the programme engages ‘real’ actors and create opportunities for public presentation, discussion and publication of the best works. The Master’s programme is fully in English and has a strong international orientation. We cooperate with a network of partner institutions in Europe, and we are connected to regional partners in Finland, the Baltic countries and Russia. The curriculum includes a number of workshops and lecture courses by international scholars, architects, urban planners and activists.... [-]

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]

The Department of Animation was established at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2006 and since 2007 it has offered a two-year MA in Animation (taught in English). The Animation MA programme is taught by Professor Priit Pärn and Associate Professor Olga Pärn. The main goal of the programme is to successfully educate creators of animated films, providing them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The further aim is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form. Animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. It has become part of mass culture, as well as one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc. The basis for any film – including animated film – is the story. The greatest problem in the film world is the lack of good stories. In most of the world’s animation schools, students are not taught the art of good story writing. This is something that sets our programme apart. We place an emphasis on the story and teach Professor Pärn’s unique methodology for creating film scripts. Upon completion of the MA in Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. The students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual projects in the appropriate technique. After graduation, the students are qualified to realise themselves as animated film creators, professionals in creative industries or teachers in their field. Students who have... [-]

Master in Work and Organizational Psychology

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The programme aims to contribute to the qualification of professionals and researchers in the field of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology emphasizing a European approach and perspective. [+]

Masters in Estonia 2017. (joint study programme with Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia) Why this study programme? The programme aims to contribute to the qualification of professionals and researchers in the field of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology emphasizing a European approach and perspective. The purpose of the programme is to prepare high qualified psychologists-consultants for organizations with deep explanatory and technological knowledge in work, personnel and organizations, able to implement diagnostic, instrument development and intervention skills for efficiency of the organization and the well-being of personnel. The programme implements the main guidelines developed by the EuroPsy model for the European Diploma of Psychology (EDP) supported by the European Federation of Psychology Association (EFPA). It also follows the Reference Model and Minimal Standards of the European Curriculum in WOP Psychology established by the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors (ENOP). The programme is implemented by Mykolas Romeris University and Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Tallinn, Estonia. Students spends the first semester at MRU, the second semester at TUT, the third semester at MRU or TUT and the last semester at MRU. After successful graduation, students receive double Master diplomas in Psychology. As the curriculum follows the requirements of European Federation of Psychology Association (EFPA), European Network of Work and Organizational Psychologists (ENOP) and as this is joint-degree programme, the awarded diploma will be recognized by European countries. Entry requirements University Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor) in Psychology. English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common... [-]

Master in International Relations and Regional Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The MA programme combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world. [+]

The MA programme of International Relations and Regional Studies combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world, including the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region. Why study international relations at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) The research and teaching in the field of IR at UT is internationally visible and recognized placing us among the top IR schools in Eastern and Central Europe. Extensive international collaboration with universities in the U.S. (George Mason University, George Washington University), various universities in Europe, partner institutions in Russia (Higher School of Economics, MGIMO and others), and major international academic networks (e.g. PONARS-Eurasia, EISA, CEEISA). Interesting geographical location: Estonia is one of the smallest EU member states which is situated at the centre of the Baltic Sea Region and on Russia’s doorstep. Since 1989, Estonia has been in the centre of democratic, economic and geopolitical change in Eastern Europe. Advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, well-equipped computer labs and modern residence halls. Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are widely used. A wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, incl. Erasmus+ agreements and ISEP. Studying in Tartu is both attractive and affordable – high-quality education at a low cost in a country that is simultaneously both ancient and very modern, close to nature and technologically advanced,... [-]

Master in Quantitative Economics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MA in Quantitative Economics gives students strong preparation in contemporary economic theory and econometric analysis methods. [+]

Quantitative Economics is a 2-year Master’s programme that gives students strong preparation in contemporary economic theory and econometric analysis methods enabling them to analyse and forecast economic processes. The programme has a special focus on micro- and macroeconomic theory and it gives training in solving real life economic problems via the application of state-of-the-art economic analysis techniques. The graduates will be able to continue their education in international level economics PhD programmes or follow a career as analysts in banks, public sector organizations, consultation firms and international companies.

After completing the programme, the student: knows the main concepts in economics and has acquired the skills of making critical assessments over the applicability of these concepts; has acquired the ability to apply both micro- and macroeconomic models for analysing the problems which arise in economic practice; knows how to verbally, graphically, mathematically and empirically analyse and forecast both the behaviour of economic agents and also the impact of governmental policies. Audience ... [-]

Master in Philosophy

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MA in Philosophy gives a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, theoretical developments, concepts and methods of philosophical research. [+]

Philosophy is a unique 2-year master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy. The programme is focused on research: all students will work closely together with a supervisor who will help student design the programme based on the student’s interests; students can join many international research groups and conferences and students’ MA thesis has to be on article level.

Why study Philosophy? Unique programme: gives a general overview of philosophy with four specialisations; Internationally connected faculty and international staff, many world famous guest lecturers; Study-related workshops and conferences; Integration into up-to-date philosophy literature; Great research opportunities: students can contribute to ongoing research and participate in conferences. Wide range of literature: the Department of Philosophy and the Centre of Ethics have a common library which gathers systematically both classic and up-to-date literature; International career prospective: graduates can continue their studies or work in any field from public sector to business and journalism. Why study at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) Individual approach: advisors help students to design their own individual study plans so that the programme best suits each student’s interests and takes the student’s educational background into account. Real “hands-on” research experience: every master’s student will be integrated into a larger research group or research project.... [-]

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

Estonian University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Landscape Architecture focuses on the intervention in the landscape through planning, management and design. International Master program in Landscape Architecture is united around the concept of landscape ... [+]

International Master program In Landscape Architecture is united around the concept of landscape, which is generally understood to mean outdoor spaces, environments and places and relationships between people and these spaces, environments and places, both in terms of activities and perceptions.  Landscape Architecture is concerned with landscapes of all types, both urban and rural, and at all scales from the smallest open space to the region.

The Aim: The overall objective is to enable students to become professional landscape architects, primarily through European Federation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA) accreditation. The programme is designed to reflect the EU Bologna process and the EFLA criteria.... [-]


Master in Semiotics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Study at the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, one of the most important centres of semiotics in the world. [+]

Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s programme that provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. Semiotics is the general study of sign processes, or semiosis. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.

Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu? The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies; UT is one the few institutions in the world teaching full Master´s and PhD degree programs in semiotics since 1993; As one of world´s major centres of semiotics, the University of Tartu collaborates and is regularly visited by professors from all around the world: Myrdene Anderson, Paul Bouissac, John Deely, Dinda Gorlee, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Winfried Nöth, Roland Posner, Frederik Stjernfelt, Eero Tarasti etc.; The finest collections of semiotic materials in Tartu include the memorial library of Thomas Sebeok, one of the world leaders in the 20th century semiotics, and the Centre of Jakob von Uexküll, a Baltic German whose works have been very important to the development of biosemiotics. Audience ... [-]

Masters in Cyber Security Engineering

Estonian Information Technology College
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn + 1 more

Education: professional higher education [+]

Masters in Estonia 2017. Education: professional higher education Language of instruction: English Official length of programme: 3 years, 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits Study form: daily study Tuition fee: 2400 € per academic year Start of studies: September 2016 Admission period for foreigners is open: until 1 May 2016 application deadline for Non-EU until 7 July 2016 application deadline for EU Curriculum comprises the following modules: Basic Skills and Competences (16 ECTS) Basics of Information Technology (24 ECTS) IT Systems Development (38 ECTS) IT Systems Administration (22 ECTS) Cyber Security (16 ECTS) Elective subjects (32 ECTS, spread into different modules, selected from a total of 91 ECTS) Internship (27 ECTS) Diploma Thesis (5 ECTS) Admission requirements The prerequisite for admission is secondary education acquired in Estonia or a corresponding level of education acquired in a foreign state. Recognition of an education certificate issued abroad is decided by the Admissions Committee based on the statement and recommendations by the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre (Academic Recognition Information Centre). Ranking criteria result of at least level B2 in an internationally recognised English proficiency test: Estonian state examination in English language – 66 points (1997-2013); TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – 550/213/79 points; IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) – 6,5 points; PET (Preliminary English Test); FCE (First Certificate in English); CAE (Certificate in Advanced English); CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English). Admission documents application (filled in the admission system); motivation letter; certificate of secondary education, incl.... [-]