|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€2,250.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Master level (MA) applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. At least 60% of the possible maximum results is expected.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Academic Affairs Office Tallinn University Narva mnt 25 Tallinn 10120 Estonia *Please take into account also the Country Specific Requirements on how to send the required documents.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
Cambridge English tests:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) paper version: 543, internet based: 72, (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449).
PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 51
More information about language proficiency requirements is available at www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
Language test can also be carried out at Tallinn University for EU/EEA citizens.
Students coming from Finland don’t have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least “cum laude approbatur” (pitkä oppimäärä) in their matriculation certificate.
Students coming from Latvia do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if they have at least grade “A” or “B” in their General Secondary Education Certificate.
Students graduated from International Baccalaureate studies with ENGLISH B Level HL at least grade 6 or ENGLISH A Level with at least grade 5 do not have to prove their English proficiency for B2 level.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
1) Essay/motivation letter – Essay, maximum 3 pages long, based on a previous personal experience where you feel an innovative approach on education might have solved the situation. Please refer to an idea from Estonian Lifelong Learning Strategy (www.hm.ee/sites/default/files/estonian_lifelong_strategy.pdf)
2) Online analytical assignment (for those who qualify) – You will be given a statement that you have to agree or disagree with it bringing references to the provided texts and graphs. There is limited time to complete the assignment, link to it will be given to you via Skype, where you will have to identify yourself (have a valid ID-card or passport with you).
3) Online interview – The interview will be carried out by main professors of the MA programme. The goal of the interview is to clarify any questions that rose from the first two rounds, to test your spoken English, to make sure you are motivated to study and graduate the programme.
Students with long-term medical conditions*, may encounter obstacles in higher education. Aiming to provide equal education students have the opportunity to apply for adjustments to compensate for the disadvantage that their condition may result in. Lectures have the right to give reasonable adjustments, but not an obligation.
*Notarized proof in English should be submitted together with the application documents.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
The Educational Innovation and Leadership master´s programme is all about improving what matters the most – education. And doing it not according to some inner feeling, but on the basis of evidence and research. We believe that education is the foundation of everything, may it be citizenship, economy or governance. How we are taught to think is what sets the ground for further discussions. Our curriculum is built so that all of the courses support the designing, planning, implementing and analysing of an intervention in an educational institution. The students are expected to be the co-creators of their learning process, if not the main leaders of it. Because they are the leaders of the 21st century, the leaders of the future!
We are looking for true stars, because only the best are suitable for leading education. This is an open master’s programme which means we don’t set any criteria to the field of a student’s former education. We are waiting for students whose work (or future work) is connected to education – school leaders, teachers, policy makers, representatives from non-formal education etc. The most important thing is the will to make a difference, to improve the current situation they come from.