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Information Society Technologies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This doctoral programme provides conditions for preparing specialists with the highest scientific qualification in ICT area. 

About

This programme supports development of research based and innovative approaches for working on appropriate positions as well as readiness for continuous personal professional development and suppors development of competences for working on academic positions (researcher, lecturer) or as senior specialist in public, private or third sector.

Objectives of the Programme

  • to provide conditions for preparing specialists with the highest scientific qualification in ICT area;
  • to support development of research based and innovative approaches for working on appropriate positions as well as readiness for continuous personal professional development;
  • to support development of competences for working on academic positions (researcher, lecturer) or as senior specialist in public, private or third sector.
Learning OutcomesThe graduate:
  • is internationally known specialist in an ICT problem area;
  • has exhaustive knowledge and skills in a narrower area of the PhD thesis;
  • is able to use adequate scientific methods and technologies for determining as well in analysing and solving ICT related problems;
  • is able to compose high level scientific and popular publications and presentations;
  • is able to work in a multinational team and as a team leader involve different partners; possesses necessary communication skills;
  • is able to find innovative and adequate solutions in changing and unexpected situations;
  • is independent and responsible in analysing, diagnosing, making decisions and implementations;
  • is ready to follow established professional, ethical and intellectual property protection principles as well tolerant to diverse attitude and standpoints;
  • is ready to analyse its own professional activities as well to plan and realize personal professional growth; possesses skills of effective independent learning.
Why Study Information Technology at Tallinn University?

 The rapid development of the school is based on drawing on expertise from a large partner network, utilising EU funding, encouraging the empowerment of staff members as well as on applying a holistic approach, integrating dynamic teaching, research and development activities.

Doctoral students are also involved in implementation of several research grants and international projects. For acquiring research experience, it is possible to participate in conferences, seminars, summer schools and study within the Erasmus programme at foreign universities. The school is located in a brand new building and offers excellent working conditions not only for its staff members, but also for visiting academics, post-doctors and students.

What are the Career Options After the Studies?

Graduates are able to follow a number of career options, depending on their personal interests. For example, they can work as researchers, university lecturers, or experts in the field. The graduates are able to develop IT strategies and coordinate their implementation, lead a small research group or manage R&D-projects. In any case they are very well equipped to develop a sound professional career based on visionary thinking and critical knowledge of the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Research Methodology
  • Information Society Approaches and ICT Processes
  • Implementation Activities
  • University Practice
  • Academic Estonian and Terminology
  • Terminology Seminar
  • Project Management in Software Engineering
  • Legal Issues Related to IT-Development
  • Multivariate Statistics: Regression Models and Multivariate Analysis of Variance
  • Multivariate Statistics: Methods for Classifying and Cases
  • Mixed Methods Research Design
  • Qualifying Exam
  • Research Seminar
  • Individual Subject in the Area of Specialization
  • Individual Subject in the Area of Specialization
  • Research Trends in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Learning and Teaching in University
  • Seminar on Qualitative Methods

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.

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  • 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

  • Application cover printed from the online application system
  • Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records 
  • Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records 
  • Copy of the identification page of passport
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee (80 EUR)
- Information on finding a research topic and supervisor.- Admission exam (interview) is based on the plan for the doctoral thesis that is agreed with the prospective supervisor. The admission interview is conducted at Tallinn University or via a SKYPE connection after the application deadline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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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