|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science in Engineering (MSc))|
|Tuition fee||€1,875 per semester|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Master’s level applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree or a corresponding qualification.
At least 60% of the possible maximum results is expected in order to qualify for studies in Tallinn University.
Step-by-step application guides can be found here.
We advise you to apply as soon as possible so that the admission specialists can give you feedback before the application deadline and a chance for you to update your application, if necessary.
Tallinn University does not accept applications submitted by third parties. Applicants must complete and sign the application form themselves.
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.
Applicants who have successfully passed their entrance exam, may be asked to send their educational documents to Tallinn University by post. Specific instructions will be given by the admission specialists to each applicant individually. Please do not send any documents by post until you have personally been asked to do so.
Whether any documents are required by post can also be determined by examining Tallinn University’s country-specific requirements. which may state, for example, that the applicant’s Transcript of Records must be sent to Tallinn University by the awarding institution or that a document needs to be certified in a particular way.
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, United Kingdom, Switzerland 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.
The following tests with scores outlined are accepted:
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) as the result of the English language exam in their matriculation certificate.
Students coming from Latvia do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if the result of their Latvian Secondary Education State Exam in English is at least grade “A” or “B” or corresponds to B2 English proficiency level.
Students coming from Lithuania do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if the result of their Lithuanian Secondary Education State Exam in English is at least 70 points.
More information is available here.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The letter of motivation should clearly explain the applicant’s motivation for applying to the programme. This should focus on why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program, research interests as well as what expected achievements through studying in the programme. The applicant may indicate specific areas of academic and research interest and experience from the past that are relevant. It is possible to refer to the CV to save space.
The admission exam consists of a Curriculum Vitae, a letter of motivation and an online interview.
The online interview is conducted using a video conference software. The identity of the candidate is verified using an online identity verification system.
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 based on their condition. Lecturers have the right to give reasonable adjustments, but this is 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 their special need.
The MSc Interaction Design programme offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasises technology for the benefit of the people. The postgraduate programme favours everyone who is interested in shaping people ’s experiences as they interact with products in order to achieve their goals and objectives. This joint curriculum benefits from a culturally diverse foundation, wide potential audience and strong research groups from Estonia and Cyprus with extensive experience in the fields of Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Online and Technology Enhanced Learning and Interaction Design. The programme equips its graduates with marketable skills in design, technology/computing, and theory as related to the domain of Interaction Design, User Experience and Human-Computer Interaction. It offers a research-based approach to designing interactive, software and technical systems.
The MSc Interaction Design programme is an internationally accredited two years Master’s programme (120 ECTS), offered jointly by the Cyprus University of Technology’s Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts and Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies in English. Our programme is designed to run fully online (full-time or part-time) with emphasis on practice-based teaching through research, design and implementation of different individual and collaborative projects.
The curriculum allows you to fine-tune your education by mixing interdisciplinary courses, projects and research in design and technology. The curriculum runs on Google’s online learning suite and provides access to CUT and TLU online systems. The master follows a problem-based learning approach, focusing on semester-long assignments per module that are broken into smaller 2-week long cycles. At the beginning of each 2-week cycle the assignment is released, students work on it and submit their work at the end of the 2-week cycle having various forms (synchronous and asynchronous) of mentoring sessions in between. At the end of the semester, students have to present their project work and engage in a verbal examination session. Classic written examinations are not usual in this master program.
Our graduates can pursue careers as Content Strategists, Creative Directors, Creative Technologists, Design Strategists, Developers (front-end or back-end), Information Architects, Interaction Designers, Mobile Designers, Service Designers, Usability Specialists, User Interface Designers and many more. Our graduates have excelled as entrepreneurs and have been prepared for self-employability through successful pitching and presentation of their ideas and work to professional and public bodies as well as pursued suitable funding opportunities.