|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences)|
|Course code||84971, HAGM|
|Tuition fee||€2,500 per year
You can see available scholarship options here: www.taltech.ee/scholarships
|Application fee||€100 one-time
The application fee is 100 EUR per applicant, which enables to apply for 2 programmes. The application fee is non-refundable!
More information here: www.taltech.ee/apply
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
In order to qualify for the studies in Tallinn University of Technology an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
GRE General Test result must be presented as it is a a preliminary requirement for applying. The required threshold score and other necessary information is available here.
Candidates for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. Online interview will be conducted only with candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation (BA degree, GRE General Test and Motivation Letter). The maximum score for the motivation letter and online interview is 10 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 5 points is admitted.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
It is required to upload the official translations along with the original education documents to the online application system.
To apply for the studies, an adequate proof of English language proficiency must be presented. Accepted certificates and required results are specified on our homepage.
The English language certificate should be valid at the moment of submitting the application.
The proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has completed secondary or higher education taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom. If you have completed studies in English but not on-site in the country named above, we ask you to present an internationally recognised test.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
Please include the following:
NB! It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter (quotations, publications, ideas etc. that are not your own). Neglecting the rules of referencing and citation is considered plagiarism and will result in the disqualification of your application.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Students who require a visa for entry to Estonia will have to apply separately for a Temporary Residence Permit for Study at the closest Estonian Embassy. Please find information about the terms of the Temporary Residence Permit for Study in Estonia on the website HERE
The Technology Governance and Digital Transformation is a Master’s programme that is future-oriented and truly inter- and trans-disciplinary: from economics, technology and innovation to governance and public policies, where all key components of the socio-economic future are purposefully linked. It equips students with the capability for critical thinking and with practical management skills on technological change, innovation and digital transformation that will make You succeed in tech-focused private and public organizations as well as in international bodies. We want to understand digital technologies as the key driver of development around the world, and we want to make sure that digital transformation brings about sustainable, green growth and human-centred development.
The programme is designed for those who want to know:
- the dynamics of techno- and social innovation and the role of different actors (entrepreneurs, large companies, governments, and most of all, humans) in these dynamics and in steering innovation towards a more sustainable future;
- the heterodox perspectives of economic development and innovation processes, i.e. systems of innovation, evolutionary, post-Keynesian, commons-based, or non-Western;
- the role and nature of technology, including its critique, and, in particular, the meaning and management of digital transformation, and its impact on the economy, society, government, and people.
The MA brings together some of the most renowned scholars of innovation and governance – Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, Wolfgang Drechsler, Jan A. Kregel, Vasilis Kostakis and others – who offer students a coherent set of skills for understanding and managing techno-logical changes and digital transformations in tech- and innovation-oriented organizations as well as in international bodies.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum outline:
General studies – cover entrepreneurship, innovation and technology management both narrowly and broadly through the understanding of business environment and the creation of links with public sector innovation and digital transformation.
Core studies – provide an overview of different approaches to economic development and innovation, and show the interrelationships between the main elements of the market economy – financial resources, production capital (technology), socio-political framework (institutions) – and their role in promoting innovation.
Special studies – deepen the knowledge on: (a) innovation, technological developments and the supporting socio-economic environment; (b) governance and public sector functioning with the focus on managing digital transformation and innovation in the public sector and the phenomenon of e-government.
Free choice module – provides students with a possibility to choose subjects according to their needs and preferences.
Graduation Thesis – students do an academic research on a specific technology governance and digital transformation topic and demonstrate an ability of critical use of data, appropriate and sound analysis, and critical assessment of findings.
The programme is a great terminal degree and prepares globally desired experts in managing technological changes and digital transformations who work for either national governments and international organizations (as innovation policy experts and innovation managers) or for non-profit organizations and in the private sector (as owner-entrepreneurs, technology consultants, innovation managers, analysts). The programme also provides excellent competitive competencies for a continuing Your academic career as a researcher in academic institutions or pursuing PhD studies, as our impressive track record shows.