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Educational Sciences

Duration: 4 years (8 semesters)
Language of Instruction:
Estonian, English
Field of Study:
Conferred Degree:
PhD (Educational Sciences)

Detailed study programme is available here.

Objectives of the Programme
  • creating conditions for achieving professionalism in the field of Educational Sciences and conducting independent research on an internationally recognized level;
  • supporting doctoral students in becoming highly qualified university teachers, scientists, and experts in the field of education.
Learning Outcomes

The graduate:

  • is able to ground the solutions to problems in educational sciences from the broader point of view of social sciences;
  • is familiar with the modern approaches to the methodology of research;
  • is able to plan a study and use research methods and data analysis methods;
  • is able to effectively work with scientific texts and to create these themselves;
  • is ready for scientific communication and cooperation with other researchers.
What Do We Expect from an Applicant

We expect capable young people who have a master level education in Educational Sciences or in a related field and who want to acquire a high level qualification in the field of educational sciences, in the research scope of the School of Educational Sciences.

Why Study Educational Sciences at Tallinn University? 

The School of Educational Sciences offers knowledge, which is related to education, teacher training, learning, adult education and teaching in general and/or specific way. A rapid development of the institute is based on drawing on expertise from a large partner network, utilizing EU funding, encouraging the empowerment of staff members as well as on applying a holistic approach, integrating dynamic teaching, research and development activities. The school is located in a brand new building and offers excellent working conditions for visiting academics, students and post-doctoral 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. In any case they are very well equipped to develop a sound professional career based on visionary thinking and critical knowledge of the field.

Admission 2018/2019

The admission exam for academic year 2018/2019 will take place on the 10th of July at 9.00 in room M-649.

More information can be found here

Contact us!
  • Specific questions regarding the programme should be directed to the School of Educational Sciences:
    Anu Tammeleht
    Doctoral Studies Coordinator
    Phone: +372 6199 767   
    E-mail: anu.tammeleht....at....tlu.ee
  • For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist.
    E-mail: admissions....at....tlu.ee
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