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MScApplied Measurement Science

Tuition fee €6,000 per year

There are only fee-based student places.

More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.

NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.

Application fee €100 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable.
Further information: www.ut.ee/application-fee

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Interdisciplinary programme bridging the gap between physical and chemical measurements, metrology and related economic and legal aspects: Physical measurements, Economic and legal aspects, Chemical analysis, Internship, Quality systems.

Graduate has systematic knowledge of the physical, chemical and metrological basis of the more widespread measurement and analysis methods, factors affecting the results, methods of calculating of measurement results and assessment of their quality and documenting measurement results. The graduate has systematic knowledge of quality systems.

• 2007 one of the winners of the National Competition of the Most Attractive International Master’s Programme
• 2008 awarded a label of “Euromaster in Chemistry”

Measurements must be considered in the broadest sense and have many applications:
• toxic metals in drinking water;
• cholesterol level in blood;
• strength of construction materials;
• protein content in wheat;
• octane number of gasoline
• and many more …

Importance of measurements is enormous for economy, society, medical sciences and much more:
• 40% of the EU directives involve measurements
• Critical economical, social, medical decisions are based on results of measurements
• Estimated direct annual spending on measurements alone is 80 billion EUR or 1% of the GDP in Europe
• Wrong measurements can have major consequences: direct (loss of profit, death of patient, failure of equipment, etc.) and indirect (incorrect environment protection measures, inefficient business plans, etc).

Why study Applied Measurement Science?
• Participate in world-leading research groups in nanoscience, metrology in chemistry, materials science for high-efficiency energetics, biochemical measurements, etc.
• A unique interdisciplinary programme combining physical measurements, chemical analysis, metrology, quality systems, economic and legal aspects of measurements.
• Great career and internship opportunities in quality assurance laboratories in various industries, inspection, certification and accreditation agencies, etc.
• Teaching and research are carried out in the “Physicum” and “Chemicum” buildings in Tartu – among the top research and education facilities in Northern Europe.

Programme structure

Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System

Career opportunities

Our graduates are welcome at:

  • R&D departments of major companies
  • Chemical industry labs
  • Pharmaceutical industry labs
  • Health and environmental protection agencies
  • Food processing and manufacturing quality assurance labs
  • Certification, standardization and accreditation authorities
  • National Centers and Institutes of Metrology
  • Academic career and PhD studies

To get some idea, what positions our graduates from the recent years are holding, here is an incomplete list:

  • Chief specialist in drugs detection and identification at a Forensic Science Institute in Tallinn
  • Head of the chemistry section at semiconductor company Clifton
  • Regulatory affairs manager at pharmaceutical company Olainfarm
  • Drug master file expert at pharmaceutical company Olainfarm
  • Head of Mechatronics department at Vitrina University
  • CTO at LiftZee OÜ
  • Project manager at Hilti AG
  • QA Engineer at company SoftServe
  • Engineer at energy-efficient buildings design company PassiveHouse
  • Head of the Reference materials and calibrations section at Agricultural Research Centre in Saku Engineer at Tartu observatory
  • Industrial analytical chemist in San Francisco
  • Chief specialist in the quality infrastructure service at Estonian Ministry of Economic affairs and Communications
  • A number of our graduates are doctoral students in different areas of physics, chemistry and materials science

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024