Master of Arts (MA) in Estonia

Top MA Degrees in Estonia 2017/2018

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Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

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 in Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The MA programme trains specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. [+]

Best Master of Art Programs in Estonia 2017/2018. Heritage has emerged as a key category shaping the ways in which individuals, communities and regional as well as state-level actors relate to the past and imagine the future, while making and re-making themselves in the present. As more states worldwide join the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the need grows for specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. Of vital importance for developing such competencies are folkloristic theories of tradition, performance and expressive culture. The programme provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to: unpack the process of heritage production and the workings of tradition in the context of cultural diversity and change; act as a mediator between different interest groups in the field of intangible cultural heritage; recognise and ethically apply cultural heritage as a resource in the public and non-governmental sectors, crafts, product design, tourism and various other areas of life. Why the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) Three UT units specialise in distinct aspects of the field: the Departments of Ethnology and Folklore, established in 1919, and the Department of Native Crafts of the UT Viljandi Culture Academy. The faculty to student ratio is excellent and students are given individual attention. International meetings, journals, guest lectures, exhibitions and cooperation with memory institutions and enterprises provide an hands-on study experience.... [-]

Master in International Relations and Regional Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 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 1.2% 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 Semiotics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 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 ... [-]

Master in Educational Technology

University of Tartu
Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2018 Estonia Tartu

The 1-year online programme provides professional development to people who wish to use educational technology more effectively. [+]

Educational Technology is an online 1-year programme designed to provide an opportunity for professional development to people who are working in positions that involve teaching and wish to use educational technology more effectively in their work. The flexibility of the programme and major focus on e-learning make it especially well-suited to those of you who go to work – whether it be outside of Tartu or in another country. Why Educational Technology? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). The flexible 1-year programme is mostly online-based - you do not have to move to study. Major emphasis is put on teamwork to foster students’ skills of collaboration and help them develop a network of colleagues to rely on in their professional life. As a major innovation, the MA thesis is done as teamwork in small groups. The programme is characterised by a problem-based approach and a large amount of practical training. There are no similar programmes in the region. Two classroom teaching sessions are planned – one week in the beginning of the programme and one at the end. For the rest of the year, studies are online-based – independent teamwork is supported through the Moodle environment, cloud-based solutions and webinars. [-]

MA International Business Administration

Estonian Business School (EBS)
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The two-year full-time Master’s Programme in International Business Administration is designed for students with the Bachelor`s Degree in Business Administration, Economics or Management or equivalent. It offers specialists in their field to focus in areas of marketing management to become experts in their field. Lectures are held in the evenings, which allow you to work or attend to your other responsibilities during the day-time. [+]

Best Master of Art Programs in Estonia 2017/2018. The two-year full-time Master’s Programme in International Business Administration is designed for students with the Bachelor`s Degree in Business Administration, Economics or Management or equivalent. It offers specialists in their field to focus in areas of marketing management to become experts in their field. Lectures are held in the evenings, which allow you to work or attend to your other responsibilities during the day-time. International Business Administration programme has 3 specializations: Marketing Management (taught only in EBS Tallinn Campus) Finance and accounting (taught only in EBS Tallinn Campus) Organisational change and leadership (taught only in EBS Helsinki Campus) Major in Marketing Managemenet Objectives of the specialization To prepare the students to deal independently and effectively with emerging and new marketing tasks in complex contexts; To provide students with advanced level of contemporary marketing knowledge and application skills. Upon successful completion of the module the graduate Understand and take into account ethical and legal considerations in a professional way in the context of complex marketing tasks; Obtain, analyse and interpret data in order to make evidence-based decisions in a wide range of complex marketing and business related contexts; Critically apply a wide and thorough knowledge of a variety of foundational and contemporary marketing theories, concepts, and practical principles; Design and implement both long term and short term marketing strategies and tactical plans; Is able to communicate complex marketing ideas professionally and present marketing solutions in a convincing way in a broad set of... [-]

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.

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 1.2% 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 in European Union - Russia Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Best Master of Art Programs in Estonia 2017/2018. 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 1.2% 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,... [-]

Master in Innovation and Technology Management

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme educates specialists who are able to implement ICT solutions to management processes of enterprises. [+]

The Innovation and Technology programme educates specialists who are able to implement ICT solutions to management processes of enterprises and thus help companies to grow through more added value created. Qualified students should have a bachelor's degree in economy or ICT related field. Upon successful graduation, a student: has an overview of innovation theories and innovation policy has deep knowledge in the application of innovation or technology management is able to collect, analyse and interpret data of company from strategic and operational level to measure productivity of the company is able to use different methods to analyse company business processes to propose improvements and to measure implementation efficency is able to do business with digital products and manage those is familiar with developments in technology is collaborative and can communicate with different stakeholders, is able to lead meetings and workshops Graduates can work as innovation or process managers in any company that is already implementing or planning to implement ICT solutions in their processes. Students also have the ability to start their own company, especially as a consultation business in implementing ICT solutions, or work in public sector in the filed of innovation policy or digitalisation. The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). It is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is known as the Student Capital of Estonia. 13 000 students are enrolled at the University of Tartu, incl. 1300 international students. [-]

Master in European Languages and Cultures

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The master's programme provides knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. [+]

Best Master of Art Programs in Estonia 2017/2018. The European Languages and Cultures master's programme trains students to be cultural mediators (translators, administrators, editors, etc.) by providing knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. The programme covers 7 areas of speciality (students focus on one): English language and literature French language and literature Spanish language and literature Russian and Slavic philology German language and literature Scandinavian languages and literature Classical philology The graduates will be competitive candidates for careers in professions that require excellent proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence in state institutions, universities and research institutions, IT companies, museums, publishing houses cultural exchange organisations in Estonia and abroad. The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). It is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is known as the Student Capital of Estonia. 13 000 students are enrolled at the University of Tartu, incl. 1300 international students. [-]

MA in Film - KEM - Kino Eyes - The European Movies Masters

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time October 2017 Estonia Tallinn

This two year MA programme is a brand-new highly intensive fiction film making masters degree supported by ERASMUS+. See in detail at www.kinoeyes.eu [+]

The Master This two year MA programme is a brand-new highly intensive fiction film making masters degree supported by ERASMUS+. The programme takes the form of four semesters’ teaching, along with a summer school. The teaching is unique for a film making MA in that it is split between three different film schools in three different European states: Lusófona University in Lisbon, Portugal, Screen Academy Scotland in Edinburgh/ Napier University, UK, and the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, Estonia. The teaching in each campus reflects the strengths of the staff and educational history of each school, so providing each specialist student with a choice of the best possible options for learning. Each school has a substantial track record teaching masters film-making courses. Also unique is the programme’s focus on the feature film as the object of study and aspiration, rather than the short film, as in most other courses. Students will be recruited in the following areas: Directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, editing and sound. Around half the teaching will be geared to each specialism, while the rest will consist of transferable skills in film making, creative practice, entrepreneurship and critical thinking - skills that are essential for all film students. Students will form collaborative teams and work towards a funded graduation project. These final thesis films will be expected to perform at first-tier international film festivals. Teaching on the programme will be supplemented by a comprehensive course of professional practice preparation, involving industry professionals from all over Europe,... [-]

Master in Democracy and Governance

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme integrates empirical and theoretical understanding of democracy and governance, the two essential parameters of political development in the contemporary world. [+]

Best Master of Art Programs in Estonia 2017/2018. Is democracy conquering the world as the single most accepted model for political and social development? Is democracy being overwhelmed by globalization, popular discontent with politics and renewed authoritarian tendencies? How can democratic political leaders govern and retain legitimacy in the world today? These are the most important challenges to tackle as a professional in this field. The MA programme in Democracy and Governance offers you the knowledge and skills to be a part of this search for solutions. The MA programme integrates empirical and theoretical understanding of democracy and governance. Understanding them is the key for building a successful career in modern government, civil society, politics and international organisations. The programme provides in-depth knowledge about the history of democracy, modern democratic institutions, public policy and governance, elections and political behaviour, ethnopolitics, and ethics. Why study democracy and governance at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) Democracy and Governance are at the heart of the social and political transformation that has characterized Estonia over the last two decades. Estonia is one of the most dynamic reformers in Europe. It's a leader in e-government, internet-based voting and other governance fields. Estonia is the place to study how democracy and governance can be combined in today’s world of globalization and change. The MA programme is based on learning this success combining it with studies about the global theories... [-]

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 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 Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

University of Tartu
Campus Full time August 2018 Estonia Tartu

The programme combines management and design of spa products, medical and leisure treatments and well-being. [+]

Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, professional skills and practical tools required for working in wellness, spa or other related organizations at the management level. The programme combines management and design of spa products, medical and leisure treatments, well-being, fitness, and health-related services. It is the only similar Master’s programme in the whole Europe.

What kind of skills and competence will students acquire? Hospitality and quality management; Creative and innovative entrepreneurship; Sustainable development; Strategic, financial and operational management; Service design and development; Management and marketing for wellness and spas; Understanding of the basics of spa treatments; Wellness philosophy; Project management and research. ... [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations and European-Asian Studies

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. [+]

International Relations and European-Asian Studies Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 15 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences is preferred, but not strictly required) www.ttu.ee/masterir www.ttu.ee/ir-department The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. The programme is unique in the region because of its balanced attitude towards the European Union and Asia-Pacific area. Teaching is supported by research in both directions. Cooperation partners abroad include Bologna University, Stanford University, Canterbury University in New Zealand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pusan National University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and many other outstanding centres of social sciences all over the world. Key features Latest developments in theories of political science and international relations The professors are from a large variety of different regions of the world, e.g. USA, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, China and Ukraine Staff does not only include theoreticians, but also practitioners, who have extensive experience in diplomacy, policy making, corporate business and many other fields, and who are frequent presenters and... [-]