M.A. On Campus

Human Rights in the Digital Society

24 months
4800 EUR/year
4800 EUR/year
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The MA in Human Rights in the Digital Society programme from Tallinn University was created to address new developments and challenges in law and society that have arisen in connection with the ever-increasing digitalisation.


The programme provides a unique opportunity to engage with questions like what are the limits of the freedom of speech online or what is sovereignty over the digital environment? Or how to balance human rights in the online environment?  

This Human Rights in the Digital Society programme from Tallinn Universit will provide students with the skill-set necessary to analyse the effects of digitalisation on human rights and law in general. The courses have a balance between theory and practical problems and assignments. The students will be encouraged to take a critical perspective, research topical issues that they feel passionate about and highlight flaws in the current system.

Why study with us?

  • Good quality and varied studies that will provide a deep understanding of different aspects of human rights in the digital era.
  • The lecturers have international networks that make it possible to arrange exciting international events that students can participate in.
  • After graduating you will have a broad range of international and domestic career paths to choose from – e.g. international organisations, courts, NGOs, media companies.
  • The research focus of the programme guarantees that you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for doctoral studies.
  • Unique opportunity to explore the impact of digitalisation on society in general and human rights in particular.

Post-graduate destinations

The study programme develops knowledge and skills that open up different career paths in the modern legal world. Different opportunities will be available to you in both the public and private sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Special Course of International Law
  • Legal Research, Writing and Methodology
  • Research Methods in Human Rights Law
  • Advanced Writing 
  • International Organisations and Settlement of International Disputes
  • New Human Rights
  • Human Rights Adjudication
  • Transnational Data Protection Regulation
  • Population Development and Population-related Data Needs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Non-EU/EEA applicants (except applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan):15 March 
  • EU/EEA citizens and applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan:1 June


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences 
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Entrance exams:

  • The entrance exam consists of a written assignment (a motivation letter that includes answers to the questions concerning the motivation and desire to study at the programme) and an interview via Skype.
  • 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.
  • The maximum number of points is 100 (50% written, 50% oral part).
  • Students receiving at least 35 points of the written part are allowed to the oral interview.
  • Minimum programme enrollment threshold: 70 points out of 100.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tallinn

598 - 948 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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