Study Information

The Institute of Education currently provides six bachelor programmes, six master's programmes and one doctoral programme. Two programmes are taught in English: Educational Technology (MA) and Educational Science (PhD). You can find the full list of our programmes here.


Academic affairs specialists 

Educational Technology (MA)     Margit Kiisler
+372 737 6456
Jakobi 5-A101
Educational Science (PhD)Anneli Adamson
+372 737 6440
Jakobi 5-A131

Graduation thesis

A graduation thesis is required to graduate from the Educational Technology master's programme. The graduation thesis is a pedagogical research paper of either empirical or theoretical nature that meets the requirements of an academic paper, or an article belonging to categories 1.1, 1.2 or 3.1 (based on the Estonian Research Information System classification scheme) that meets the graduation thesis assessment criteria (see Appendix 2), provided that the person defending the thesis is the first or only author of the article.

Students shall choose a supervisor and inform the programme director of their choice in the semester preceding the defence by September 30th at the latest if the thesis is defended in spring or by April 30th at the latest if the thesis is defended in winter. The student shall specify the topic of their graduation thesis in collaboration with the supervisor and write a graduation thesis project that meets the mandatory requirements. The project shall be submitted to the academic affairs specialist in the semester preceding the defence by October 31st at the latest or May 31st at the latest.

Read the full document of graduation thesis requirements and procedure for defence in the Institute of Education here


Supervisors for the Graduation Thesis

Leo Siiman

Associate Professor of Educational Technology


Emanuele Bardone

Associate Professor of Educational Technology


  • Tinkering with technology (from the teacher’s as well as student’s viewpoint)
  • Educational technology and complexity
  • Teacher’s development of practical wisdom in the use of educational technologies

Katrin Saks

Associate Professor of


  • Language studies (EFL, ESP, EAL), language learning strategies, language teaching methodologies
  • Self-directed learning, academic self-regulation, metacognition
  • Learning competences, cognitive strategies, metacognitive strategies

Mirjam Burget

Lecturer in Educational Technology


  • Responsible Research and Innovation in education
  • Education for sustainability and technology