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Jaak Mäll
Curator of Historical Arms and Armour Collection, Estonian History Museum, PhD History (2017)

​"Sometimes research is done simply for it's own sake. You can do it too."

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Mare Oja
Lecturer of History Didactics, PhD History (2016)

"During my PhD studies I was researching the development of history teaching, and how it evolved from the Soviet period into the history teaching of Independent Estonia. This topic is close to my heart since I was a participant in this process of change while holding various administrative positions. I started to teach didactics in university in 2004. The PhD studies enhanced my knowledge in the field of Education and enabled me to polish my research skills; both enable me to be a better lecturer and better supervisor of my students".

Mare Oja's thesis received a second prize in the Field of Culture and Social Sciences, PhD category at the annual Estonian National Contest for University Students in 2016.

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Graduate career options

A doctoral diploma enables working in employment positions that require a doctoral degree, as managers and top level experts in Estonian, EU and international institutions, also as researchers, lecturers and leading specialists in the fields of history, art history, and archaeology.

Further study opportunities

With a PhD obtained from Tallinn University, one can apply for PostDoc positions all over the world or continue individual academic development.