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Ecology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The study programme is mainly aimed at people interested in different aspects of the problems of nature and environments. The main aim is the preparation of doctoral thesis where the criterion of assessment is participation in international research discussion.

About

Objectives of the Programme
  • to facilitate comprehensive and systematic academic education in natural sciences, and to create opportunities for self-reliant research work at internationally recognised level;
  • development of competencies for working as highly qualified academicians, specialists in the research institutions, public and private companies and local authorities assuring the development of speciality.

The graduate:

  • is able to apply scientific methodologies and research practices for understanding the basics and interdisciplinarity of natural sciences;
  • is capable of critically analysing scientific problems related to their specialisation and pose scientific research questions in natural sciences;
  • is able to create research design and apply modern research and data analysis;
  • is competent to convey the knowledge by supervising and teaching;
  • is able to understand the need for continuous professional growth and development.
Why Study Ecology at Tallinn University?

 The main aim is the preparation of doctoral thesis where the criterion of assessment is participation in international research discussion. So far, 27 doctoral students have successfully defended their theses and have been awarded with PhD degree. The study programme participates in the Tartu University Doctoral School of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

What are the Career Options After the Studies?

An internationally accredited doctoral diploma enables you working as a researcher, teacher and top expert in Estonian, EU and international institutions at employment positions that require a doctoral degree. Most of the previous graduates of the study programme continue research at various universities, some outside of Estonia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • Estonian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Public Speaking
  • Issues in the Philosophy of Science
  • Multivariate Statistics: Regression Models and Multivariate Analysis of Variance
  • Multivariate Statistics: Methods for Classifying and Cases
  • Planning and Running R and D Projects
  • Learning and Teaching in University

Audience

The study programme is mainly aimed at people interested in different aspects of the problems of nature and environments. The purpose of the study programme is to give in-depth knowledge to MA degree holders of theories of natural sciences and contemporary trends.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    543

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    51

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Admission exam (motivational discussion) is based on the plan for the doctoral thesis that is agreed with the prospective supervisor.
  • The plan of doctoral thesis must be presented together with the admission documents or sent in scanned format with the supervisor's signature to the programme coordinator professor Tiiu Koff tiiu.koff@tlu.ee.
  • For the purposes of identity verification at the admission procedure the Admission Committee has the right to take a screenshot during the oral part of the admission exam carried out via video bridge.
  • English language: B2 level

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Free

Living costs for Tallinn

  • 598 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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