Masters Program in Estonia

Top Master Programs in Estonia 2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

Estonia is among other things known for its forests (they make up almost half of the territory) and for being the only country in Europe with almost total 4G network coverage. Estonia provides high-level and internationally recognized education, and many universities in the country offer degree programs in English.

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Master of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Best Masters in Estonia 2017. The Estonian Academy of Arts' two-year Design and 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 you actually want. What experiences do you value? What is the focus of your interests? What are your professional dreams? The students enter a common programme but also select a specialisation. Students who commence studies in the Design and Crafts programme will remain closely connected with their chosen discipline. Regardless of the specialisation, the MA programme focuses on collaboration. This includes group tasks that cross disciplines, where students with different backgrounds and study experience work together. A significant part of the coursework takes the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break routine and provide inspiration. Design and Crafts specialisations: ceramics glass art and design jewellery and blacksmithing textile design leather art and accessory 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 in something — whether this be in producing an ingenious product, having a unique artistic position or demonstrating in-depth, materials-based research. The Design and Crafts MA programme is also an ideal entry point for international students wishing to continue their studies in the EAA doctoral programme. Tuition per year: 1500 EUR / 1640 USD ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Application (submitted through Dream Apply by May 1st) 50€ application fee (paid via bank transfer) Bachelor’s degree Official transcript of records (translated into Estonian, English or Russian and notarised) Proof of English proficiency: FCE or CAE, IELTS 5.5+ or TOEFL 70+ Copy of the data page of your passport or ID card CV A relevant portfolio (for your chosen specialisation) Essay about your Master’s thesis project or vision Interview [-]

Master of Interaction Design

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Interaction Design 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, a digital display on a household machine, 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 programme 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 on 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 have very different backgrounds. Previous experience in design and software development is helpful, but by no means necessary. During the first semester of the program, a set of introductory courses helps students get acquainted with design, programming and entrepreneurship. We welcome everyone who has a serious interest in designing interactions, interfaces and user experiences. If you want to learn how to work as a specialist or a team leader in the field of interaction design, join our family of international students! The program is taught by a team of experienced mentors: Amid Moradganjeh is passionate about developing human-oriented approaches to advance design innovation. After finishing his Bachelor studies in mechanical engineering in Iran, Amid received an MA in Interaction Design from the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden. He has previously worked at the global design and innovation firm IDEO, as well as for Google and Microsoft. Tanel Kärp's special interest lies in non-profit and community-oriented projects studied graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and an MA (with honours) in Design and Development of Virtual Environments from the University of Tartu in Estonia. Tanel is one of the creators of Hooandja (an Estonian crowdfunding platform) and the Let’s Do It global garbage cleanup project. Jaak Kaevats is an interaction designer exploring the implications and applications of emerging technologies. He has a BA in Graphic Design from the Estonian Academy of Arts, and completed an MA in Human-Computer Interaction at the Universität für KIG Linz in Austria. In addition, numerous professionals from Estonian and foreign companies are supporting our program by sharing their experience and mentoring the student projects. Employment profiles for graduates:   Interaction designer   Interface designer   User experience designer   Service designer   Design manager   Design team leader Tuition per year: 3000 EUR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS   Application (submitted through Dream Apply between March 1st and May 1st)   50€ application fee (paid via bank transfer)   Bachelor’s degree   Official transcript of records (translated into Estonian, English or Russian and notarised)   Proof of English proficiency: FCE or CAE, IELTS 5.5+ or TOEFL 70+   Copy of the data page of your passport or ID card   CV   Portfolio   Motivational letter   Interview [-]

Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. [+]

Best Masters in Estonia 2017. 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. The studies take place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, with close proximity to various governmental institutions and international organisations. Graduates have the necessary knowledge to work as specialists in international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations in Estonia and abroad. Why study the programme? Students can obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. All students are given strong ground knowledge in international law and human rights, and then they can expand their knowledge in specific areas, depending on their needs and interests, by taking various elective courses. 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, giving students an opportunity to apply acquired knowledge in different practical situations and develop practical skills in professional environment. 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, allowing us to incorporate their representatives and experience to the teaching process and to find practice places with them. Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law, which takes place in Pärnu, the “summer capital” of Estonia. 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. Graduates have a competitive advantage in applying to and are well-prepared to work for international organisations as well as public and private sector. As international law and human rights are global, the graduates are prepared to start their career potentially anywhere in the world. The increasing globalisation, the importance of international legal regulations, and the role and proliferation of international organisations provide new opportunities for people with the specialised knowledge and skills in international law and human rights. More info: http://www.ut.ee/ilhr [-]

Master of Interior Architecture

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

We educate future interior architects. The most important practical subjects are the design of space, furniture and architectural details. [+]

Master of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design We educate future interior architects. The most important practical subjects are the design of space, furniture and architectural details. For instance, the students learn to design homes, schools, cafés, both modern and demanding historical interiors. The students also learn about painting and landscaping, photography and philosophy. The Academy of Arts has educated interior architects for more than seventy years. One can honestly say that all of Estonia’s most important interiors have been designed by our graduates and current faculty members. We try to adhere to a principle that stresses the integrity of form and content but also considers the function of the space or the item. We keep our finger on the pulse of our times, while also searching for our own path. In our climate, people unfortunately spend most of their time indoors and not outdoors, and therefore, whether we like it or not, indoor spaces have a great impact on our everyday lives. Therefore, interior architects and furniture designers have a unique opportunity to improve the world – to use their ideas to make people happier. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN AS A PROFESSION The field in which we operate – the built-up environment as a whole – forces us to synthesise and perceive architectural problems and environmental issues more generally. At the same time, we deal with all the smallest tangible details and problems that people are personally interested in. And we must know what is happening in the other design fields and fine arts, and to be familiar with a large number of technical disciplines. These include, among others: lighting and acoustics, heating and ventilation, building and finishing materials, building and furniture structures, and various computer programs. If we add good communications skills, necessary for understanding and influencing the client or various interest groups related to the design process, as well as the need to be well-acquainted with the specifics of various design fields, we get quite an awe-inspiring list. WHAT ARE THE STUDIES LIKE? The three-year BA programme places the greatest emphasis on the theoretical and practical learning of general art subjects and technical disciplines, which enables the graduate to continue in the MA programme, or to work as an assistant in an architectural or interior architecture office, in various media fields, as well as in manufacturing, service and business enterprises. The MA programme basically focuses on various specialised creative projects, the in-depth analysis of the elements of the built-up environment, and the completion of the master’s thesis. In accordance with the curriculum, the studies add up to 120 ECTS credits. Graduates of the MA programme can work as independent specialists in both the design and construction fields, in the furniture industry, at media and advertising companies, as well as in service and retail enterprises. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN AT THE ACADEMY OF ARTS Interior architects have been educated at the Academy of Arts for more than 70 years. One can honestly say that all of Estonia’s most important interiors have been designed by our graduates and current faculty members. One could mention Leila Pärtelpoeg, who restored the Tallinn Town Hall and numerous manor houses; Väino Tamm, the foremost modernist of the 1960s; and current Professor Emeritus Vello Asi; Pille Lausmäe, famous for her luxurious minimalist interiors; and Tiina Mang, who has gained fame for her neo-functionalist furniture. The department is headed by Professor Toivo Raidmets, who has created sensations with his striking club interiors and interesting furniture. The foundation for the education of interior architects in Estonia was established by a presidential decree on 1 August 1938. To date, 551 interior architects, studying full- and part-time, have received their professional higher education diplomas. The preliminary step for the establishment of the Department of Interior Architecture was the opening of a woodworking workshop at the Tallinn Industrial Art School in 1917, where furniture design was also taught. A more professional education of interior architects was initiated in 1938, when an interior architecture course was introduced at the State Higher Art School, which was created on the basis of the industrial art school. The mission-oriented idea to educate interior architects may have come from the members of the progressive Association of Applied Arts (RaKÜ). Its membership including practicing architects who had no professional education. One of them, Richard Wunderlich, was Estonia’s most prominent designer of luxury furniture, chairman of RaKÜ, the school’s director and one of its first teachers. The RaKÜ members also included a dozen outstanding architects, including Edgar-Johan Kuusik, who became the head of the department after World War II. The studies, which had been interrupted by the war and ensuing political changes, were resumed in 1944 in a reorganised school of higher education with a new name – Tallinn State Applied Art Institute of the Estonian S.S.R. The first interior architects with higher educations graduated in 1949. The department was closed in 1955. More changes occurred – the State Art Institute of the Estonian S.S.R. (ERKI) was created by merging the institutes for art education, and the speciality was consolidated in a department with the new name of Spatial Design. In 1959, students were again admitted and a younger generation of interior architects filled the faculty positions. Bruno Tomberg, Väino Tamm, Leila Pärtelpoeg and Vello Asi were engaged in the teaching. The studies were organised on the basis of a new curriculum, and an up-to-date study profile was developed. The studies focused on a form idiom influenced by Nordic Modernism, which emphasised functionality and constructiveness. The so-called Tamm School, which favours clarity and succinctness, has ensured the recognised level of Estonian spatial and furniture design since the 1960s. STUDIES The graduates can work independently as interior architects and furniture designers – their diplomas correspond to the professional standards approved by the Association of Interior Architects. The Academy of Arts is the only accredited school of higher education in Estonia that offers the relevant BA programme. The studies include numerous international workshops, lectures by visiting professors, seminars and the students introduce their work at both local and foreign fairs (in Stockholm for example). Especially close collaboration exists with the Nordic countries. Students can continue their studies at foreign schools of higher education, or, if they wish, in the PhD programme at the Academy of Arts. In accordance with the curriculum, the studies comprise 180 AP, of which half are related to the specialised theoretical and practical subjects. Of the theoretical subjects, the following deserve special mention: the history of architecture and interiors, architectural typology, the parts of buildings, health protection and fire safety, lighting equipment, architectural acoustics, computer studies, art management and much more. The practical subjects include the design of space, furniture and architectural details. The relevant projects are completed as exercises, and samples of furniture and furnishing elements are produced in the departmental workshops. WHAT JOBS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER I GRADUATE? interior architect furniture designer entrepreneur journalist writing about interior architecture artist [-]

Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. [+]

Best Masters in Estonia 2017. Master in Urban Studies The two-year Master’s program in Urban Studies combines rigorous academic research with intensive field-work. The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of critical urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology and urban ethnography. Our students have previous academic background in architecture and/or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the program has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programs and urban forms. The form of assignments includes term-long research studios, intensive workshops, lectures, seminars, and field trips. The distinctive mark of the Master in Urban Studies is its reliance on theoretically informed action in the field. We take students’ effort seriously: the program engages ‘real’ actors and create opportunities for public presentation, discussion and publishing of best works. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. We cooperate with a network of partner institutions in Europe and we are connected to regional partners in Finland, Baltic countries and Russia. Curriculum includes number of workshops and lecture courses by international scholars and practitioners. Students also participate in hosting the annual international conference Urban and Landscape Days in Tallinn. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge. The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. ABOUT PROGRAM 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 interdisciplinary Master’s program in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity, integrating knowledge from urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography and geography. Contemporary urban situation is studied as a multifaceted phenomenon, which cannot be understood from a single disciplinary perspective. In preparing students for understanding and intervening in urban space, the dual character of city as a built form and as a social process is emphasised. The program leads students to have an insight in the dynamics of institutions, actors, and conflicts that shape today’s cities. The mission of the English-speaking Master’s program in Urban Studies is to understand and analyse contemporary urban problems and act upon these problems in terms of design, policy, activism, and research. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between design practice, political practice and theoretical knowledge (urban design, urban and spatial planning, state and municipal policy making, public expertise, community advocacy, social activism, academic and practice-based research). The program prepares graduates for further study at the PhD level. The Master’s program is fully in English and it has a strong international orientation. It offers regular guest lectures and lectures courses by international scholars and practitioners. The element of interactivity is important and students often work in small groups. Intensive urban fieldwork is complemented by regular consultations with teachers. History of the program Combining influences from typomorphological approach of Aldo Rossi and conceptual urbanism of Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, the program was established by professor Jan Verwijnen in early 2000s. From the start, the Urban Studies curriculum linked architecture to philosophy, urban history, critical economic theory, cultural studies and knowledge of new planning tools. The driving idea was to re-ground architecture and urbanism, so that projects – defined as “urban interventions” – would grow from contemporary urban phenomena, not from ossified professional practices or historical models. The program was characterised by an intense interest in everyday life, its spatial context and new conceptualisations of space as a process. The first Urban Studies Days were organised in 2004. The aim was to bring in high-level international experts and to discuss Tallinn’s planning and urban development in the spirit of Berlin’s Stadtforum. Later the event was renamed Urban and Landscape Days, and it is organised annually in April or May. In 2005, Panu Lehtovuori took the responsibility in 2005 to run the program and develop the curriculum. Since autumn 2012, the program has been led by Dr. Maros Krivy. STUDIES The Master’s program in Urban Studies provides the students with: theoretical ground for understanding urban history and contemporary urban development, practical research and methodological skills for analysing urban situations in a rich, comprehensive and interdisciplinary way, design skills engaging the student in work on urban and spatial planning, international and comparative perspective. Pedagogically, the curriculum consists of: lectures courses, in which key debates in contemporary urban studies an architectural theory is presented, reading seminars, where students are engaged in critical discussion of these debates, semester-long research studios, the core element of the program, in which students analyse, engage and propose solutions to ‘real’ urban situations, utilising wide range of planning (scenario planning, interventions) and academic (interviews, observation, archival research) methods, seminaries held by invited lecturers, who provide expert knowledge on multiple fields central to the urban question (geography, history, art history, detailed planning, software tools), annually changing workshops and courses on topical themes, which are shared between first and second year MA students, helping the two groups to integrate. The basic structure of the Master’s program is as follows: 1st year, autumn term: urban and architectural theory, typomorphology studio 1st year, spring term: scenario-planning studio 2nd year, autumn term: urban research studio, urban planning studio (held in collaboration with students of Architecture program) 2nd year, spring term: Master’s thesis. ADMISSIONS Depending on their background discipline, prospective students have an outstanding portfolio of either design or written work (realised or published work is not required, but it is an advantage) in a field relevant to the discipline of Urban Studies (architecture, planning, social sciences, art history, etc.). Students’ strong interest in urban phenomena, manifested in their previous work at the level of design skills and/or research experience is decisive. Crucially, prospective students are able to manifest that they are willing and capable to integrate these two forms of urban knowledge in their Master’s studies. Prospective students are able to formulate original questions, problems and approaches that they would like to pursue during the Master’s studies. Fluent command of English language is required. The process of selecting prospective students has two rounds. In the first round, the applicants are assessed based on the submitted portfolio of written and/or design work and the CV. In the second round, in-depth interviews are conducted with prospective candidates. The requirement for admissions to Master’s studies is a Bachelor’s degree, higher education obtained on the basis of professional higher education curriculum or other relevant qualification that gives access to Master’s studies. Educational certificates issued abroad are recognized by Estonian Academy of Arts on the basis of the assessments and opinions of the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS The admission period for international applicants is March 1st till May 1st, 2016. Application can be filled online. ESTONIAN APPLICANTS The admission period for Estonian applicants is June 20th till July 3rd, 2016. Application can be filled online. [-]

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Master in Animation Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a two-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. If you are an ambitious and determined artist, with the talent, motivation and desire to create unique work, form new directions and realise your career aspirations as an animation director, this course is ideal. The course combines several disciplines e.g. animation, scriptwriting, history of animation and media theory, making the background of this MA programme trans-disciplinary. The coursework mainly concentrates on classical and experimental techniques i.e. drawing animation, stop motion, cut-outs, sand animation, painting under the camera etc. In the professional sense, students will direct and produce animated films. An important part of the study are collaboration projects with local companies and organisations. The programme has a unique teaching and learning framework where students receive abundant individual attention and mentoring from highly experienced animation professionals. Students of the animation department organise the annual festival Animated Dreams, which is part of POFF, the Dark Nights Film Festival, held in Estonia during the dim evenings of Autumn. Curriculum Structure Lectures, seminars, intensive modules and projects are intertwined in the two-year MA programme. Essay writing, script writing, animating, directing, editing, sound engineering and research are core activities to be learnt and practiced throughout the courses, leading to a final diploma-film project. The courses are taught in English. Courses taught Philosophy Ethics and aesthetics Film theory Film history Animation history Animation technique Creativity Film production Film industry Animation projects 1 and 2 [-]

Master in Robotics and Computer Engineering

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MSc in Robotics and Computer Engineering trains highly qualified roboticists, computer and space engineers. [+]

Best Masters in Estonia 2017. Master’s programme in Robotics and Computer Engineering trains highly qualified roboticists, computer and space engineers. The programme provides broad knowledge in the field of robotics, computer engineering or space technology. Graduates can work in enterprises or research and development centres connected to their field of study. After successful completion of the curriculum the student: will have broad and systematic understanding in the field of robotics, computer engineering or space technology; will understand the necessity for human-centered approaches when conceiving and implementing new technological systems; will be able to provide consulting in robotics, computer engineering or space technology or cross-field consulting; will understand the ethical aspects and limitations of the field of specialisation and is able to evaluate the novelty, utility and/or economic efficiency of the results of his/her professional activity; will be ready to work in the industry as well as in the field research, development, and innovation (RDI). There are many reasons to study the programme: practical approach studies are conducted in collaboration with research groups opportunity to obtain teaching skills modern buildings and laboratories obtain knowledge of both hardware and software There is a strong emphasis on practical work. The programme will deepen the knowledge students gained during their Bachelor's studies and allow students to acquire new knowledge and skills in computing, robotics, computer science, space technology etc. Students have an opportunity to work for a semester (24 ECTS) for a company or research group in their chosen field. Students can also replace a study module with a semester abroad either studying at another university or working for a research company. Additionally students are offered management and economy modules to be able start their own business or work as a leading engineers for a company in their chosen field. Students can use many different digital eletronics laboratories which have modern equipment and tools, thus creating an excellent environment for studying and research and development activities. More info: http://www.ut.ee/robotics [-]

Master in Information Technology Law

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The MA in IT Law programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organizations, and consulting firms. [+]

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 extraterritoriality, novelty, and complexity of its problems. Estonia is considered an international leader in the field of IT for its technological and legal solutions as well as population that is open to technological advancements: We provide access to its best practices and cutting-edge developments. More info: http://www.ut.ee/itlaw [-]

Master in International Relations and Regional Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

This 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. [+]

Best Masters in Estonia 2017. 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. The programme is suitable for all those who plan a career with an international focus, be it in diplomacy, public service, private sector or with non-governmental organizations. CURRICULUM STRUCTURE (TOTAL 120 ECTS) CORE MODULE 30 ECTS

International Relations International Law Security Politics Foreign Policy Analysis Conflict Management and Resolution METHODS MODULE 18 ECTS

Courses on quantitative and qualitative research methods CHOICE OF REGIONAL SPECIALISATION MODULES 24 ECTS... [-]

Master in Quantitative Economics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 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 curriculum, 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 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.

What will students get from the programme? 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. UT organizes yearly 3-5 international conferences in the area of philosophy; 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. After completing the curriculum, the student: has acquired a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, is familiar with the theoretical developments, concepts, terms and methods of philosophical research, has in-depth knowledge in a chosen narrow field of research; is able to identify and independently formulate problems and research questions requiring expertise in philosophy; has tolerant attitude towards diversity of values and opinions; understands the ethical aspects, possibilities, limits, and social functions of the philosopher's role; is able to suggest solutions based on specialized expertise. Audience ... [-]

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

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

Study cultural semiotics at the university which is home to Tartu-Moscow School of Cultural Semiotics founded by Yuri Lotman. [+]

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 ... [-]

Master in Financial Mathematics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MSc in Financial Mathematics provides knowledge and skills in two major areas - financial engineering and insurance mathematics. [+]

Financial Mathematics is a 1-year Master’s programme that prepares specialists for financial sector, banking and insurance industries in quantitative methods of risk assessment and hedging, providing knowledge and skills in two major areas - financial engineering and insurance mathematics.

What can you expect from this programme? Special emphasis on applied mathematical models and quantitative methods; Knowledge, practical skills and competence needed to succeed in careers at banks, insurance companies, consulting, financial utilities and financial supervisory authorities; The teaching staff consists of professors highly qualified in the field of Financial Mathematics, who have also done extensive research and have international experience. Some of the lectures in the programme will be delivered by visiting international staff; Graduates are very competitive on national and international job market as analysts, actuaries and risk engineers. All graduates of Financial Mathematics can find jobs easily in Estonia and around the world. Audience ... [-]

Master in European Union - Russia Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MA in European Union-Russia Studies combines international relations, economics, law, history and cultural studies of the EU and Russia. [+]

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 coherent 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 - stretching from trade, investment and business cooperation over cultural relations to matters of foreign policy, security and conflict resolution – there is a growing need for specialists trained in European Union and Russia affairs.... [-]