Asia and the Middle East are two of the most fascinating and rapidly developing regions of the World, creating challenges and offering opportunities for the 21st century. By 2050, close to 60% of world’s consumers will live in the region, China will be an indisputable superpower, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu will dominate much of the world business, Islam will change and diversify due to its contact with modernity, and migration will continue to put pressure on the Middle East.
The master's programme in Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies provides a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment. The programme creates tailor-made study packages at our partner universities across Asia and the Middle East, and values the need to fine-tune your practical skills through internships.
Why study contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at UT?
- UT is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in politics and international studies (QS Rankings 2020).
- The University of Tartu has a long tradition in oriental, cultural and religious studies.
- UT is home to many professors and researchers specialising in modern-day Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, socio-economic trends and political regimes.
- The programme offers multiple opportunities to do your fieldwork in East Asia and the Middle East.
- After graduation, you can work with refugees, start a diplomatic career, provide area-specific expertise to new businesses or create your own NGO.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Curriculum (120 ECTS)
- Mandatory module (39 ECTS)
- Elective course module (24 ECTS) (may partly by conducted at a foreign university in Asia or Middle East)
- Language courses (12 ECTS)
- Optional courses (6 ECTS)
- MA module (39 ECTS) (choose between MA dissertation or a MA project)
Dr. Eva Liias, Programme Director
Start dates & application deadlines
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March 15: deadline for non-EU/EU/EEA/Switzerland with scholarships
June 30: deadline for EU/EEA/UK/Switzerland without scholarship
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Relations International Business View 3 other Masters in International Relations in Estonia
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
- English language proficiency
International3800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of .
National3800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of .
No tuition waivers available.
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