|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
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.
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.
The application should also consist of:
1) A research plan (no more than 5 pages) that contains the following (see also www.tlu.ee/bfm):
2) CV (If the applicant has a portfolio or homepage (of previous works/projects) it should be linked to CV
3) Motivation letter for choosing Tallinn University as the site of doctoral research and motivation for selecting the doctoral programme.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
The project aims at developing an analytical approach, called “Cultural Data Analytics”, which integrates existing Tallinn University strengths in cultural semiotics and cultural theory, data analytics, digital culture studies and creative industries’ studies to work with digitised cultural heritage as well as with born-digital data scraped from contemporary platforms.
This aim will be accomplished by establishing an ERA Chair (a professorship) position and the transdisciplinary and innovative cooperation platform – Open Lab – at Tallinn University.
The ERA Chair, funded by the European Commission, will as a whole link existing capabilities of studying creative industries, open data, cultural dynamics and policy making thus creating synergies across multiple areas, in order to connect and combine various data sources to cultural practices of both consumption and production. As a team the chair fill consist of at minimum one professor and her/his 6 associates. Three of Tallinn University schools cooperate in facilitating the ERA Chair: the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM), the School of Humanities (SH) and the School of Digital Technologies (SDT). One of the aims of the project is develop new interdiscplinary cooperation models between different schools.
The practical extension of the ERA Chair will be the CUDANOpen Lab. The Open Lab will be cooperation platform designed to work with multiple external partners, both public and private. Therein the aim will be to collect, analyse and use digital cultural data and to develop relevant new analytic methods – all in order to better understand contemporary cultural dynamics and incorporate this understanding into public cultural service designs, and cultural and creative industries’ policymaking processes. Many of the relevant partners TLU is already cooperating with, but now the aim is to do it more systematically by developing new cooperation formats and entirely new physical space for the Open Lab.
1. Data based studies of audiovisual heritage (film and television, projects could focus on their histories, their databases and corpora, their metadata, the ways databases and corpora represent or mediate history)
2.Data usage in contemporary media organisations (media organisations in smaller countries preferred, projects could focus on their data collection and analytic practices and opportunities, analysis of related value propositions)