After completing a college degree, a student may wish to pursue a graduate degree. The first level of such study is called a master. Students can earn this title after completing approximately two years of study when taking a full load of credits.
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.
Tartu is home to the oldest university in Estonia – the University of Tartu. The city is the 2nd largest with a population of over 100,000 inhabitants. Tartu is home to other universities and colleges.
The Sound and Visual Technology programme gives you the opportunity to study two of the most engaging and rapidly developing fields in the arts and culture. You will choo
The Sound and Visual Technology programme gives you the opportunity to study two of the most engaging and rapidly developing fields in the arts and culture. You will choose either sound or visual technology as your main specialty, but you will also gain an in-depth working knowledge of the other field.
Beyond your core specialties, you will develop your skills in entrepreneurship, teamwork and project management. Practice is at the core of the curriculum, and you will apply what you learned in the classroom straight away with practical activities and by working in creative teams.
Why study sound and visual technology at the University of Tartu?
High-quality education. The Unive...
We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinationa
Asia and the Middle East are two of the most fascinating and rapidly developing regions of the World, creating challenges and offering opportunities for the 21st century. By 2050, close to 60% of world’s consumers will live in the region, China will be an indisputable superpower, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu will dominate much of the world business, Islam will change and diversify due to its contact with modernity, and migration will continue to put pressure on the Middle East.
We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment. The programme creates tailor-made study packages at our partner universities across Asia and the Middle East and values the need to fine-tune your practical skills through internships (included in the programme) in private companies, state organisations and NGOs....
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 the productivity of the company
is able to use different methods to analyse company business processes to propose improvements and to measure implementation efficiency
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
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
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 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.
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 remaking 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 heri...
The programme integrates empirical and theoretical understanding of democracy and governance, the two essential parameters of political development in the contemporary wo
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 an empirical and theoretical understanding of democracy and governance. Understanding them is the key to building a successful career in modern government, civil society, politics and international organisations....
The MA program combines a comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several ke
The MA program of International Relations and Regional Studies combines a 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 in the center of the Baltic Sea Region and on Russia’s doorstep.
Since 1989, Estonia has been in the center 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...
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, consulting 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.
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 speci...
The program 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 program 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 program 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 program in the whole Europe.
What kind of skills and competence will students acquire?
Hospitality and quality management;
Creative and innovative entrepreneurship;
Strategic, financial and operational management;
Service design and development;
Management and marketing for wellness and spas;
Understanding of the basics of spa treatments;
Project management and research.
Study at the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, one of the most important centers of semiotics in the world.
Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s program 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 program binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics, and socio-semiotics.
Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu?
The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in the 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 Ph.D. degree programs in semiotics since 1993;
As one of the world's major centers 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.
The programme provides students with the analytical tools and skills to understand the political, historical, and economic developments in Russia, the EU, and their share
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....