University of Tartu

Introduction

The University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It is the only university in the Baltics ranked in the top 1.2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University Rankings 2017-18). Founded in 1632, UT is the only classical university in Estonia. There are more than 13 000 students studying at UT (incl. 1300 international students (2016)) and UT has 3800 employees (incl. 1800 academic employees (190 professors)). To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has 80 partner universities in 31 countries.

UT includes 4 faculties and 4 colleges. Most of UT is located in Tartu, the second biggest city in Estonia; however its colleges are located in Pärnu, Viljandi and Narva. Tartu has a population of 100 000, and a fifth of its residents are students.

Tartu is a lively student city. Each academic year starts with freshman days and the highlights of each semester are the Spring and Autumn Student Days, a week-long festival of events especially for students. UT has numerous students clubs and associations, ranging from professional organizations to informal groups. For international students ESN Tartu is the main organization that focuses its attention on international students’ well-being.

UT’s world-class research is the foundation for its high-quality education. More PhD degrees are defended at UT than in all other Estonian universities: 120 PhD degrees were defended only at UT in 2016 (239 at other Estonian universities). UT belongs to the TOP 1% of the world’s most-cited universities and research institutions in the fields of Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Environment and Ecology, Geoscience, Plant and Animal Science, Geosciences, Social Sciences (general), Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Behaviour, Psychiatry and Psychology (ISI Web of Science 2017). A total of 42 UT scientists belong to the TOP 1% of the most quoted scientists in the world (ISI Web of Science 2017), including the programme manager of MSc in Software Engineering Professor Marlon Dumas.

UT offers a wide selection of programmes and unique disciplines for students. UT also participates in several Erasmus Mundus and other joint Master's programmes delivered in cooperation with the world's leading universities. UT follows the Bologna process in the organization of its teaching and Bachelor-Master (3+2) system of study modules. The length of PhD studies is 4 years. Academic year starts in the beginning stof September each year.

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MA

Master in Democracy and Governance

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. [+]

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 and trends in politics. Graduates can work as... [-]

Master in Educational Technology

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. [-]

Master in European Languages and Cultures

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

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

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. [-]

Master in European Union - Russia Studies

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. [+]

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, summer and winter schools etc.) offered by the... [-]

Master in Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies

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. [+]

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. No tuition fee for most students! [-]

Master in Innovation and Technology Management

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 International Relations and Regional Studies

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 Philosophy

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 Quantitative Economics

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 Semiotics

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 Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

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. ... [-]

MSc

Master - Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (Erasmus Mundus)

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (EACH) is an international two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme that gives students a unique opportunity to study at two outstanding European universities. [+]

The programme provides strong knowledge and skills in both fundamental and applied aspects of modern analytical chemistry. The programme is taught by a consortium of four universities: University of Tartu (UT, coordinator), Estonia; Uppsala University (UU), Sweden; University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), France; Åbo Akademi University (AAU), Finland. Double degrees are awarded on completion of studies. The first degree will be from UT and the second from UU, UCBL or AAU. The first year is spent at UT, while the second year is spent either at UCBL, UU or AAU. The selection of the second year study location is determined through a competitive process based on the student preference and the first semester’s academic performance. Year 1: Fundamentals and Placement (60 ECTS) University of Tartu - General analytical chemistry, metrology in chemistry, quality assurance, socio-economic aspects of analytical chemistry Year 2: Specialisation 60 ECTS Uppsala University - Organic and bioorganic analysis, advanced separation methods, mass spectrometry University of Lyon - Industrial analytical chemistry, process control and monitoring Åbo Akademi - Sensors, advanced analytical instrumentation, electrochemistry, miniaturization Evidence suggests that a growing number of employers are looking for analytical chemists qualified to work with modern instruments and to solve problems ranging from determining the composition of hi-tech materials and trace levels of toxicants to unravelling the mysteries of life and forensic analysis. Graduates are welcome to work in both private and public sector: R&D departments of major companies, chemical industry labs, pharmaceutical industry labs, health and environmental protection agencies, food... [-]

Master in Actuarial and Financial Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

2-year master's programme prepares specialists for financial sector, banking and insurance industries. [+]

2-year master's Actuarial and Financial Engineering programme 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. Why Actuarial and Financial Engineering? Special emphasis on applied mathematical models and quantitative methods. Only programme of this kind in the region, meeting EU educational standards in actuarial mathematics. Graduates are very competitive on 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. Graduates are welcome at: Banks and other financial institutions Insurance companies Financial departments of various companies Analytics departments of various companies Academic career and PhD studies 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 Applied Measurement Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MSc in Applied Measurement Science provides thorough knowledge and skills in the areas of laboratory and technological measurements. [+]

Applied Measurement Science is a 120 ECTS Master’s programme providing thorough knowledge and skills in the areas of laboratory and technological measurements, testing and chemical analysis methods, quality systems, metrology and related economic and legal aspects. Studies are carried out in the “Chemicum” building, one of the top research and education facilities in Northern Europe.

How will this degree develop students’ potential? Thorough knowledge and skills in laboratory and technological measurements, methods of testing and analysis, factors affecting the results, methods of calculating measurement results, documenting measurement results, quality systems; Skills necessary to work with the more widespread measurement and analysis methods, to tune them according to a given measurement or analysis procedure and to optimise measurement procedures, to determine the characteristics of measurement and analysis procedures, to assess their suitability for a specific measurement or analysis task and to assess the adequacy of the measurement or analysis results obtained; High competence demanded for work in quality assurance laboratories in various industries, inspection, certification and accreditation agencies; Practical experience gained during the study period through an internship placement with companies. Audience Graduates with Bachelor’s degrees in physics, chemistry, materials science, natural sciences, engineering, technology or medicine; Practitioners in analysis and measurement laboratories who are facing the fast development of analytical methods and new regulations (Quality systems, ISO 17025 accreditation, etc.); Personnel of laboratories, accreditation, certification and inspection agencies; Quality managers in various industries. [-]

Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The international Master’s programme in Computer Science prepares students for becoming leading specialists in public and private organisations and for further studies on the PhD level in Computer Science. [+]

The international Master’s programme in Computer Science prepares students for becoming leading specialists in public and private organisations and for further studies at the PhD level in Computer Science. After passing the curriculum the student has acquired the core knowledge in the field of computer science and can use it to analyse and resolve practical problems. The curriculum starts with a core module where students acquire basic skills in computer science (24 ECTS). You can choose one of the five specialisation modules (24 ECTS). In addition the curriculum has a Master’s seminar module (12 ECTS), the electives module (12 ECTS), the practice module (12 ECTS). You can take 6 ECTS of optional courses from any of University’s subject areas. In the end of your studies you have to submit a Master’s thesis (30 ECTS). The core module consists of four 6 ECTS courses: Advanced Algorithmics, Discrete Mathematics, Distributed Systems and System Modelling. In the specialisation module you have to choose 24 ECTS worth of courses within one of the five specialisations: Distributed Systems Programming Languages Natural Language Processing Cryptography and Theoretical Informatics Data mining [-]

Master in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme prepares specialists on handling and analysing spatial data and developing decision support systems. [+]

Modern life more and more relies on BIG DATA and digitized work processes – geoinformatics helps to manage and analyse contemporary spatial data and make decisions on development and policy. The 2-year master’s programme in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society prepares highly qualified specialists on handling and analysing spatial data and developing decision support systems for public, private, and non-governmental sector. Special emphasis of the programme is put on the development of practical skills of students. Combines geography and IT in the age of BIG data. Gives tools to analyse social and natural processes in space for interdisciplinary decision- and policy-making. Teaches the full cycle of spatial data management starting from field work and data acquisition towards visualising planning solutions. Fulfillment of the master’s programme enables employment in public, private, and non-governmental sector as Spatial Data Manager, Spatial Analyst, or GIS Consultant for Planning and Regional Policy. There are numerous further employment options in local and regional development and policy. 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 Robotics and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme trains highly qualified roboticists, computer and space engineers. [+]

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. Why study Robotics and Computer Engineering? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities. Studies are conducted in collaboration with research groups: students have an opportunity to build their own satellite! Student satellite EstCube-2 will be launched in 2018 while the first one, EstCube-1, launched in 2013, made Estonia the 41st space nation. Practical approach: students can work for a semester 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. Students can also take management and economy courses to be able start their own business. Modern buildings and laboratories: study building Physicum was opened in 2014 and its 13,000 square metres provides contemporary facilities for research in physics, materials science and nanotechnology. Students obtain knowledge of both hardware and software. Great scholarship opportunities: most students receive a tuition-waiver scholarship, monthly stipends also available Graduates are ready to work in the industry as well as in the field of research, development and innovation. [-]

Master in Software Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MSc in Software Engineering imparts general software engineering skills, and specialized skills in enterprise systems and embedded real-time systems. [+]

Software Engineering is a 2-year Master’s programme that aims at providing students with advanced software engineering and management skills, as well as specialized skills in two major application domains: enterprise systems and embedded real-time systems. It is jointly delivered by the University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology. Upon graduation students will receive a diploma from both universities.

The programme will provide specialized knowledge and professional skills needed in a career path leading to high-end technical roles (e.g. software analyst, architect or research engineer) or managerial roles (e.g. project/team leader or technology officer). Graduates from the programme have the skills to join the highly dynamic software industry in the Baltics, Northern and Eastern Europe.... [-]


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Master in Information Technology Law

Campus Full time 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. [+]

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... [-]

Master in International Law and Human Rights

Campus Full time August 2018 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 1.2% of the best universities in the world, the University of Tartu is a prestigious public research university located in... [-]

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