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Open Society Technologies

24 months
4800 EUR/year
4800 EUR/year
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The mission of the curriculum of the Open Society Technologies course at Tallinn University is developing new professionals like open society system architects, analysts, software developers or development managers, gardeners of cyber-physical systems in open society, digital policy advisors in society, social entrepreneurs etc. able of maintaining the dimensions of open society.


The Open Society Technologies course at Tallinn University offers students the competences to support the development of open society systems for contemporary inclusive and open society. 

They use methodologies for studying socio-technical systems to estimate the role of national, community and corporate culture in formation of community behavior in the context of socio-technical transitions, assess the social impact of introduction of e-governance solutions in various cultural/national contexts. 

Particular focus is on becoming knowledgeable of the basic issues and specificity of open and inclusive governance, including the legal aspects enabling the competence of analyzing policy trends, assessing their impact and deriving possible development directions.

How learning happens?

The students will explore and codesign digital technologies modeling, exploring and optimizing local and global open society processes. During the studies they will exercise co-design and adopt e-services within an different society organisations for collecting, aggregating and communicating positions and ideas of a wider community. Students will learn how to design the characteristics of national-, regional and local-level public administration in governance systems. 

They will become skillful using software tools for publishing and processing open data. They will develop professional and ethical values regarding open societies, and acknowledge intellectual property protection principles.

Why study with us?

Open Society Technologies is a the best program for those interested in technologies for Open Societies. It is an interdisciplinary program carried out by the Institute of Digital Technologies and the School of Governance, Law, and Society. Thus, it offers a chance to get a wide perspective of Open Societies, public participation and their technological support. 

The program includes a chance to see the connections between courses and practice interdisciplinary research. Once the students finished their studies, the doors are opened for them to access the employment market or doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal Aspects of E-governance
  • Collective Intelligence in Socio-Technical Systems
  • Big, Open and Linked Data
  • Data Driven Decision Making and Change Management in Organisations
  • Participatory Design of Software Systems
  • Theories and Methodology of Information Science
  • Civil Society and Social Innovations
  • Public Policy and Co-creation of E-governance
  • Master´s Thesis Seminar 
  • Social Innovation and Governance of Responsible Innovation
  • e-Governance for Responsible Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 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


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Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • 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 or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency
Entrance exams
  • A motivation letter in English up to 2 pages describing the following: Introduce himself/herself from the professional background (related jobs, entrepreneurship, trainings).
  • Admission interview

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.


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