|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All academic documents (diploma, transcript) need to be certified by a public notary or issuing university. If the document is not in English or Estonian it also needs to be officially translated.
Academic Affairs Office
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.
Inserting a motivational letter is required for this programme.
NEED TO BE UPLOADED TO THE APPLICATION FORM ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE*:
Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); Plan for the doctoral thesis signed by the prospective supervisor Proof of English Proficiency Copy of the identification page of passport
NEED TO BE SENT BY POST AFTER RECEIVING CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE FROM TALLINN UNIVERSITY/BY THE DEADLINE FOR SENDING DOCUMENTS BY POST:
Application cover printed from the online application system Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); both copies and translations must be attested by a notary Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); both copies and translations must be attested by a notary
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.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
Country specific requirements may not apply to all countries, please see if Your country is on the list.
Wellbeing and its administration is a growing economic sector, founded on evidence-based theories of healthy lifestyle and prevention of diseases.
The goal of the doctoral study programme is to promote scientific work providing support to healthy lifestyle with the aim to reduce economic and social costs caused by decline in wellbeing and quality of life, which have been brought along by suboptimal work arrangements and other contemporary social processes due to technological development.
The basis of the doctoral study programme lies in the interdisciplinary studies of people’s health awareness, work ability and wellbeing which tackle neurological, biochemical, physiological, mechanical, behavioural, environmental, social and creative activity related aspects of physical and mental ability and wellbeing. Studies and research carried out with the aim to maintain and improve the state of health and wellbeing will take into consideration the contexts of population’s different target groups and needs, such as school, work environment, sports and physical activity, active lifestyle, creative hobbies etc. During the programme, the students are taught the principles of carrying out research and its practical application to pursue a career in higher education, research and development institutions and in health care system by integrating knowledge with health technologies that meet present-day expectations, taking into account the peculiarities of health administration.
PhD diploma in the area of health behaviour and wellbeing enables working as a researcher, lecturer or top-level expert at employment positions that require a doctoral degree. The graduates have a high potential to find employment in various fields in educational institutions, hospitals, private sector, as well as in local governments and state governance.