How do states, international organizations and other actors pursue their interests, reinforce their identities and interact with one another in a complex and volatile international environment?
How effective, adequate and fair are regional and global norms, rules, and institutions that regulate such interaction and how can these be upheld and improved?
The IRRS MA programme combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of particular geographic regions, including:
- the European Union
- Russia and Eurasia
- the Baltic Sea region.
The programme provides in-depth knowledge about:
- contemporary international relations
- central principles and sources of international law- traditional and critical approaches in security studies
- foreign policy analysis
- conflict management and resolution mechanisms
- politics, society, economics and international relations in the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region.
- UT is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in Politics and International Studies (QS Rankings 2020)
- Become an expert in one of the geographical regions: the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, or the Baltic Sea region. Gain an in-depth understanding of international relations and political practices in these regions.
- Extensive knowledge is acquired through field trips to conflict zones and international organisations.
- You can join a double degree programme by UT and Freie Universität Berlin and spend your second year in Germany.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
IR core module (30 ECTS):
- International Relations
- International Law
- Security Politics
- Foreign Policy Analysis
- Conflict Management and Resolution
- Courses on quantitative and qualitative research methods
- European Studies (24 ECTS)
- Russian and Eurasian Studies (24 ECTS)
- Baltic Sea Region Studies (24 ECTS)
Master's thesis (30 ECTS)
The programme is suitable for all those who plan a career with an international focus, be it in diplomacy, public service, private sector or with non-governmental organizations.
Programme Director is Professor of International Relations Eiki Berg.His research focuses on critical geopolitics, in particular the studies of borders and border regions. Among his recent research activities, studies about territoriality and sovereignty issues in contested states have gained more prominence.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- English language proficiency
International3800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Tuition-waivers are available for the best candidates.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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