|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences)|
Full tuition fee waivers available
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
The application fee is non-refundable!
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
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!
Tallinn University of Technology
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.
This is for general information purposes only, for details please visit English Language requirements.
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 focus of the programme is on understanding digital technologies as the key driver of public and private-sector developments across the world, and how to make sure that digitisation brings about sustainable and green growth and development.
The programme is suitable for those interested in understanding:
- the heterodox perspectives of economic development processes, i.e. systems of innovation, evolutionary, post-Keynesian and other heterodox perspectives;
- the dynamics of social and technological innovation and the role of different actors (entrepreneurs, large and small companies, citizens/users, governments) in these dynamics and in steering the directions of innovation;
- the meaning and management of digital transformations, and its impact on economy, society and government.
The Technology Governance and Digital Transformation MA programme is an interdisciplinary study programme that covers several fields from finance, economics, technology and innovation to governance and public-sector innovation and has a strong focus on case-study- based and practical learning.
It brings together some of the globally most renowned scholars of innovation and governance – Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, Wolfgang Drechsler, Jan A. Kregel, Robert Krimmer and others – who offer students a coherent set of skills for understanding and managing technological changes and digital transformations in technology- and innovation-oriented private- and public-sector organizations as well as in international bodies.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
- Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (6 ECTS)
- Technology, Innovation and Economic Development (18 ECTS)
- Technology Governance and Digital Transformation (36 ECTS)
- Internship and Consulting Lab (24 ECTS)
Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)
The programme is designed to develop globally competitive and 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 competitive competencies for a continuing academic career as a researcher in academic institutions or pursuing PhD studies.