|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science engineering physics)|
|Course code||2063, YAFM|
|Tuition fee||€3,600 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 natural sciences or technical sciences (material science, environmental mechanics, engineering mathematics).
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 the programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
Please include the following:
NB! It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter (quotations, publications, ideas etc. that are not your own). Neglecting the rules of referencing and citation is considered plagiarism and will result in the disqualification of your application.
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 is designed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in research intensive companies. The programme provides interdisciplinary education combining engineering, physics, mathematics, physical oceanography and atmospheric physics bridging the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering.
Main specialisations: Physics and Mathematics; Oceanography and Meteorology
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
General studies – cover the courses about entrepreneurship, which help to understand the essence of entrepreneurship and its processes.
Core studies – create opportunities to get basic knowledge in physics and mathematics, a prerequisite for further specialised studies (continuum mechanics, scientific computing, equations of mathematical physics, etc.).
Special studies – consist of Physics and Mathematics specialisation courses (quantum mechanics, mathematical modelling and nonlinear dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, particle physics, practical spectroscopy, etc.) and Oceanography and Meteorology specialisation courses (fundamentals of weather forecasting (synoptic and aviation meteorology), methods in marine environment protection, turbulence and mixing, remote sensing and marine optics, etc.).
Free choice courses – this module aims to let the students choose to study topics according to their interests and/or specialisation.
Graduation thesis – is an independently conducted research on a wide spectrum of topics, such as nanotechnology, quantum topics, solar cells, experimental solid state physics, econophysics, non-linear dynamics, biophysics, and more.
Programme graduates are distinguished by their versatility – the master programme provides a systematic knowledge of natural sciences creating thereby a broad and solid basis for lifelong learning. They can work in different research and development institutions, companies and services whose main activities are related to physics, mathematics, oceanography and/or meteorology or continue the studies in PhD level.
Specialty of Physics and Mathematics
The graduates of the program have skills sought for in various professions, such as engineers or project managers in high-tech startup companies or well-established companies in the field of energy, nanotechnology, material sciences, data mining, measuring laboratories, applied mathematics, quantitative finance etc. Graduated students can also work in research projects related to physics and mathematics.
Specialty of Oceanography and Meteorology
The need for researchers and engineers with the knowledge of atmospheric and ocean physics together with skills of modern methods of monitoring and modelling has substantially increased. The sphere of potential applications is vast involving fields of climate change, meteorology, oceanography, space sciences. The researchers and engineers are needed in governmental institutions like national weather service, naval administration or environmental ministry or ministry of transportation, research institutes and universities, and nowadays increasingly in private sector, as well. International cooperation in atmospheric and oceanic sciences has been instrumental in the success and advances of these knowledge areas. International cooperation organizations e.g. World Meteorological Organization and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or intergovernmental institutions e.g. European Centre of Medium Range Weather Forecasting, European Space Agency or EUMETSAT are truly interesting and forefront job opportunities