|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn/ Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science in Engineering)|
|Course code||100946, IVCM|
|Tuition fee||€6,000 per year
Free for EU/EEA students
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 IT, ICT or Economics (degree in other field is accepted only if the candidate has at least 1 year work experience in IT).
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.
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:
It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.
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 programme provides students with core skills in wide aspects of the security of information systems and specialised skills in the chosen specialisation. Students get a unique chance to study under high-level Cybersecurity practitioners from Estonian universities, industry, law enforcement, CERT and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
The programme is taught jointly by the two largest public universities in Estonia. The Cyber Security and Digital Forensics studies are concentrated in Tallinn, while the specialisation in Cryptography is concentrated in Tartu. Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a joint degree signed by both universities – TalTech and the University of Tartu.
Specialisation in Cyber Security
The public focus on the field of cyber security is growing around the world. Estonia is well known for its eagerness to put innovative IT solutions into everyday use. It is a pioneer in electronic identities and electronic voting and enthusiastically adopts mobile technology, online banking and electronic government services. However, with so many e-solutions and such extensive use of the internet, attention also needs to be turned to the security issue.
By choosing electable courses, it is possible to specialise in one of the following aspects or a suitable mix of those:
- Organisational aspects – law, organization, psychology, standards, etc.
- Technological aspects – networking, attack/defence technology, cryptography.
Specialisation in Digital Forensics
Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. The area is becoming critical for both data security and law enforcement and is involved in a complicated interplay between surveillance and counter-surveillance issues.
Specialisation in Cryptography
Cryptography is vital for the functioning of the modern interconnected world, since it is required to ensure privacy, data integrity, etc. Cryptography experts are required to develop new ways of keeping data secure, as well as making sure that the existing solutions are still strong enough.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
General studies (6 ECTS)
Core studies (24 ECTS)
Special studies (60 ECTS)
Specialisation in one of below three directions:
I Cyber Security
- Cyber Security Technology(6)
- Special Studies in Cyber Security(54)
II Digital Forensics
- Cyber Security Technology(6)
- Special Studies in Digital Forensics(54)
- Cyber Security Technology(6)
- Special Studies in Cryptography(54)
Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (24 ECTS)
The programme conveys the specialist knowledge and professional skills needed on a career path leading to high-end technical roles (e.g. security analyst, architect or research engineer; security incident handler or a digital forensic expert in a law enforcement agency) or managerial roles (e.g. project/team leader or technology officer).
The studies are also an excellent addition to a previous background in legal studies or law enforcement, leading to unique career opportunities. Great networking possibilities and collaboration with leading specialists in the field will present graduates with a range of career opportunities. The studies can also be continued at doctoral level. The direct follow-up curriculum at TalTech is Information and Communication Technology (IAQD) PhD progarmme.