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Social Entrepreneurship, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Social Entrepreneurship programme is a progressive educational initiative of Tallinn University with the aim to promote entrepreneurship and the innovation of the social and health sector, environmental protection, urban development, rural development and community development.

About

The Social Entrepreneurship programme at Tallinn University provides you with a flexible opportunity to develop your own ideas using the innovative and business friendly infrastructure of Estonia and being supported by experts of Tallinn University.

Why study with us?

  • Estonia’s advanced eGovernance system and the strong spirit of entrepreneurship creates an innovative and inspiring environment for creative development.
  • It is the only curriculum for Social Entrepreneurship in the region that gives not only an academic degree but also a supportive environment for development.
  • The program follows the project-based learning method. Experienced staff members of Tallinn University will guide students through their learning process in a very practice oriented way using the academic and creative infrastructure of Tallinn University for both academic learning and development.
  • Has a mandatory internship to provide students with practical experience and networking before graduation.
  • Interdisciplinary approach, including interdisciplinary project courses, which will broaden perspectives.
  • International student body and study environment with students from all over the world. The program encourages to develop ideas on the international level while Estonia’s e-residency system provides participants with the opportunity to use the advanced digital environment of Estonia even after students turned back to their home country.
  • Broad career prospects – social entrepreneurs are welcome both in the public sector bringing sustainable solutions to social and health services and also in the private sector helping businesses to have a larger social impact.

Future jobs and employment opportunities

Social entrepreneurs are welcome both in public sector bringing sustainable solutions to social and health services and also in private sector helping businesses to have larger social impact:

  • Social entrepreneur
  • Non-profit manager
  • CSR manager
  • Project manager
  • Analyst of social impact
  • Business developer
  • Community developer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Entrepreneurship, concept and practice
  • The concept of social capital and social impact 
  • Civil Society and Social Innovations
  • Research methods and methodology for social entrepreneurship
  • Project management 
  • Open Innovation Systems 
  • Business development models 
  • E-Governance for responsible Innovation 
  • European Union and international project management 

Audience

Students with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or business are encouraged to apply. We also encourage social and health professionals, activists, entrepreneurs, owners of small and medium enterprises and even developers, marketers, designers, media experts who are interested in creative developments with a strong social impact.

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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  • Minimum required score:

    543

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General Requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Entrance exams:

  • The entrance exam consists of written assignment (a motivation letter that includes answers to the questions concerning their 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

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 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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