Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject.
Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
Applied arts are essential to making pleasing designs in all areas of life. Without them, the world would be incredibly boring. A Master in Applied Arts gives you a deeper understanding of the use of art in these practical 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.
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
The curriculum comprises the following modules:
Basic Skills and Competencies (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)
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: c
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 the routine and provide inspiration....
The MA in Interaction Design program focuses on human-centered design. The ongoing evolution of smart consumer technology has increased the need for well-designed intuiti
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....
We educate future interior architects. The programme provides the skills to analyse critically, develop and experiment with the different aspects of spatial environment c
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 into 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....
The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of architecture, urban planning and design, art history and theory, critical geography, sociology, ethnography
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 program in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity. What shapes have the processes of urbanization assumed today? How are urban spaces produced?
The program 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 program 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 program has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programs, and urban forms....
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.
The 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....
The program 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 program 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 program 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 program.
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 organizations 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.
Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cybersecurity, the program trains highly qualified IT Law experts much need
Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cybersecurity, the program 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 Program.
Practical focus: a significant part of teaching in this program will simulate real-life situations. Students gain access to 30 IT Law practitioners and IT specialists from around the world participating in the program. As consultants, lecturers, or mentors, they synchronize the legal education with the technical developments in the ICT sector....
2-year master's programme prepares specialists for the financial sector, banking and insurance industries.
2-year master's Actuarial and Financial Engineering programme prepares specialists for the 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.
Why Actuarial and Financial Engineering?
Special emphasis on applied mathematical models and quantitative methods.
The only programme of this kind in the region, meeting EU educational standards in actuarial mathematics.
Graduates are very competitive on the national and international job market as analysts, actuaries and risk engineers.
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 highly qualified professors, who have also done extensive research and have international experience. Some of the lectures in the programme will be delivered by visiting international staff.
All graduates can find jobs easily in Estonia and around the world.
Landscape Architecture focuses on the intervention in the landscape through planning, management, and design. International Master program in Landscape Architecture is un
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.
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