Essay (motivation letter)
All applicants are expected to submit a motivation letter (approximately 5000 characters with spaces) which is written in English and based on the following points:
- give an overview of your objectives and motives to study Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Tartu;
- show the linkages of previous (academic and/or work experience) activities with Innovation and Technology Management;
- describe ideas for your potential master thesis, e.g. define a research problem, discuss how to solve and explore the research problem etc);
- describe the skills that you have obtained in statistics, econometrics or quantitative analysis techniques in general;
- provide details on how your various capabilities enable you to successfully complete the studies in Innovation and Technology Management and advance in your career;
- explain which courses/topics of the Innovation and Technology Management programme support your professional career most and why;
- pay attention to the structure of essay, argumentation and self-expression.
Note that the motivation letter must be submitted with your application package by 15 March 2019 at the latest.
- reasons for studying in the Innovation and Technology Management programme, linkages between earlier studies and/or work experience with the programme and comprehensive description of the capabilities (previous studies and work experience) enabling the study of Innovation and Technology Management (max 30 points);
- ideas for potential master thesis (defined a research problem, discussion on how to solve and explore the research problem) (max 30 points);
- explanation which courses/topics of the Innovation and Technology Management programme support more your professional career (max 25 points);
- the skills of argumentation and discussion as presented in the written text, including logicality of the structure of the letter, relevance of the information and arguments presented and abilities of self-expression in the written form (max 15 points).
The maximum score for the essay is 100 points and the result is positive only if the applicant gains 51 points or more. Only those applicants who score 66 points or higher (out of 100) as a combined score from both the essay and average grade of the previous study level, will be considered for admission.