• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Educational Innovation and Leadership master´s programme at Tallinn University is all about improving what matters the most – education. And doing it not according to some inner feeling, but on the basis of evidence and research.


We believe that education is the foundation of everything, may it be citizenship, economy or governance. Our students are expected to be the co-creators of their learning process, if not the main leaders of it. Because they are the leaders of the 21st century, the leaders of the future!

We are looking for true stars, because only the best are suitable for leading education. This is an open Educational Innovation and Leadership master´s programme at Tallinn University which means we don't set any criteria to the field of a student’s former education. We are waiting for students whose work (or future work) is connected to education – school leaders, teachers, policy makers, representatives from non-formal education etc. The most important thing is the will to make a difference, to improve the current situation they come from.

Postgraduate Destinations

As we are just starting with our programme, so there are no notable alumni jet. But we believe that a person who has truly followed the programme is very capable of leading school level innovations, beeing an innovative head for an educational institution, designing different level educational policy.

Of course we encourage all of our students to continue their research in their everyday life. And even though it is a combination of theoretical and practical academic studies, we expect some of our students to carry on their work in PhD level. As we have strong connections with educational psychology and educational technology, the graduate may find it interesting to go for another master's degree in the some other specialisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Learning and Development
  • Global Educational Change
  • Innovation in School and Classroom
  • Teachers Profession and Professional Development
  • Methodology in Evidence Based Development in Education
  • Educational Technology and Learning Analytics
  • Innovation in Leadership
  • Personal Educational Development Project

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: Applicants from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia:
                • Deadline for submitting your application: 1 June 
                • Deadline for sending your documents by post: 20 June 
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:


                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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                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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                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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              General Requirements

              • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
              • Proof of English Proficiency
              • Essay/motivation letter

              Work Experience

              A previous personal experience where you feel an innovative approach on education might have solve the situation

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                4500 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA

                4500 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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              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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