|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€1,900 per semester|
|Application fee||€100 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.
Please see a list of required documents here: www.tlu.ee/en/masters
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All required documents must be uploaded with the application by the application deadline. Please do not send your documents by post until you have personally been asked to do so. Please also read the country-specific requirements (www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements). There may be specific requirements for which documents need to be uploaded.
Once you have been asked to send your documents by post, please make sure that the copies of education documents have been officially certified (www.tlu.ee/certified-copies-and-translations-educational-documents).
The address for sending your documents is:
Please read about the application procedure here: www.tlu.ee/en/application-procedure
Only applicants who have completed their previous levels of education or their previous studies fully in English in the United States, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand or the EU/EEA countries (attested proof from the previous educational institution required), will be exempted from submitting an international language test as a proof of their English proficiency.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). Copy of the IELTS Test Report Form is accepted as it will be verified online by Tallinn University.
B2 First (First Certificate in English): 162 (with a minimum of 162 in each component)
Candidates presenting Cambridge English tests should make their results available in the online system for Tallinn University to be verified.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) internet based (TOEFL iBT® Test): 72 (with a minimum result of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing component). The test result has to be sent directly to Tallinn University, by the test centre. It is also possible to order the test results to be sent to Tallinn University online (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449).
PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 51 (with a minimum of 51 in each component). Test result has to be sent to Tallinn university through the secure PTE portal.
Tallinn University only accepts English language test scores which have been taken no more than 2 years before the beginning of studies.
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.
NB! Students coming from Finland do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level 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.
More information is available here: www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Cover letter (maximum length 1000 words (please do not exceed the word limit), Times New Roman 12, 1.5 lines spacing). Please follow these guidelines: (www.tlu.ee/sites/default/files/Instituudid/BFM/Sisseastumine/Ekraanimeedia/Guidelines%20for%20writing%20the%20cover%20letter%20for%20admission%20to%20the%20Screen%20Media%20and%20Innovation%20MA%20program%20in%202020.pdf), when preparing the cover letter.
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. Applicants applying for adjustments to be made during the admission exams due to their physical or psycho-social special need must submit a copy of medical proof of this special need.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
How relevant are screens in your life? Do you, like an average American, spend 12 hours a day with screens? Does it matter? Screen media is a crucial source of information, knowledge and entertainment for a huge segment of the global population, an increasingly significant economy, yet also a source of anxieties regarding health, wellbeing, culture and politics.
Join our new MA program “Screen media and Innovation” to make sense of the changes that ubiquitous screens, digitalization, platformization and datafication bring to media industries and media participation, and to learn how to solve complex problems and innovate in this context.
At the centre of the “Screen media and innovation” program lies innovation. Our pedagogy is based on the logic of project/problem based learning developed at the Harvard Teaching and Learning Lab, Stanford d.school and Aalborg University. The project/problem based learning process is based on a practical or theoretical screen media problem, which teams of students operationalize and solve during a set period of time, following pregiven steps and using design thinking.
Our teaching staff are internationally renowned experts in various fields of screen media research. Their lectures and seminars provide a systematic overview of contemporary screen media and in-depth knowledge of its impact, implications and functioning.
The quality of teaching and the experience gathered through the creative learning system equip a successful graduate with the capacity to confidently and knowledgeably solve complex screen media problems and work in teams. People with such a profile are needed internationally in media-, and creative industry jobs as well as the public and NGO sector.
We prepare innovators. The knowledge and understanding of the nuances of screen media industries, practices and cultures, as well as the experiences generated via the project/problem based learning process provide a successful graduate with a suitable profile to work as an innovator, developer, consultant, analyst, specialist, manager or an entrepreneur within the media-, and creative economies as well as a consultant or an expert within the public or NGO sector.