M.Sc. On Campus

Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance (Pioneer)

24 months
3500 EUR/year
3500 EUR/year
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The general idea behind the Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance (Pioneer) MSc programme offered at Tallinn University of Technology is that the public sector needs interdisciplinary expertise in order to be able to fully benefit from the potential of ICT and technological innovations.


Within a context wherein the Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance (Pioneer) MSc programme offered at Tallinn University of Technology becomes increasingly important for the modernisation and innovation of the public sector, the sector itself needs experts

  • who are able to translate technological expertise into efficiency, effectiveness, performance and user needs
  • who are able to take into account the organisational, cultural, social and structural peculiarities of the public sector when implementing new technologies

As a result, interdisciplinary education has become a necessity. This is what PIONEER is about.

Learning outcomes

What the Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance (Pioneer) programme at Tallinn University of Technology has to offer you:

  • An advanced understanding of and insights into the disciplinary knowledge, specific to public management, public administration, information systems and eGovernance.
  • Specialised knowledge in public administration processes, and the necessary skills to dissect organisational processes to its basic units in order to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • The necessary academic skills to build rapid proof of concepts, to reflect on approaches, to question assumptions and to assess ideas.
  • The necessary competencies to define and implement new methods and techniques for the benefit of the public sector. With profound knowledge of the public sector you are able to implement new techniques successfully.
  • A higher level comprehension of how ICT and information sciences can be used in order to innovate proactively the public sector in a changing society.
  • A profound level of methodological and scientific research skills in order to start a PhD in one of these domains.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills to work in different cultural environments within different parts of the public sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management
  • eGovernment
  • Integrated Research
  • Information Systems Application
  • Technology, Society and the Future
  • Environmental and Social Externalities of Technology
  • Governing in the Digital Era

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

TalTech has extended the deadline until the 1st of June (included) for applicants with Ukrainian citizenship


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

  • Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file.

    • Diploma(s) and transcript(s) of academic records: all applicants must upload PDF scans of his/her original diploma(s) and original transcript(s) of academic records. If the applicant has not graduated yet at the time of his/her application, a proof of provisional graduation issued by the university and the intermediate official transcript(s) of records should be uploaded.
    • English Proficiency Certificate (or test registration; see ‘Language requirements’)
    • Proof of nationality: a scan of the identity page of your passport (for EEA citizens: a PDF scan of your national ID card will suffice)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • All Ukrainian citizens are waived from the application fee.
  • Ukrainian citizens who have a Temporary Protection from Estonian Police and Border Guard Board can study for free on any of the programmes TalTech offers in English.

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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