Andero Kalju

Registration for the spring semester's micro-credential programmes ends this week

Adult learners are welcome to participate in micro-credential programmes starting in the spring semester and delivered in block mode or online form suitable for working people. Applications can be submitted until 21 January 2024.

In the spring semester of the 2023/2024 academic year, the University of Tartu offers 19 micro-credential programmes in the fields of entrepreneurship and economics, education, information technology, health, marketing, sustainable development, law and society, including several English-taught programmes: “Master Class for Public Sector Entrepreneurs“, “Cloud-native application design and DevOps”, “Global  Governance in a Changing World”, and “Cyber Policy and Cyber Law”.

“This is the third year we’ve been offering micro-credential programmes, and so far, adult learners have received the programmes very well. According to the feedback, they appreciate the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and consolidate existing knowledge and skills at the time and in a volume that suits the working person. In the autumn semester of this academic year, more than 400 people started their studies in the university's micro-credential programmes,” said the University of Tartu’s Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Aune Valk. It is encouraging that 90 per cent of respondents to the survey would recommend the micro-credential programme to a friend, acquaintance or colleague, and half of the respondents are interested in continuing their studies in a degree programme,” Valk added.

A micro-credential programme is a longer, comprehensive continuing education programme designed to meet labour market needs. The programmes are based on degree courses, and the participants generally study together with students. The micro-credential programmes are 12–30 ECTS, and the typical duration is a semester or two. Participants who complete the programme can continue their studies in a degree programme.

Generally, learners with at least upper secondary education are invited to apply, but many programmes have additional admission requirements. More detailed information about the content, application deadlines and requirements are available on the university's website in the description of each micro-credential programme.


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