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International Relations and Regional Studies

University of Tartu

M.A. On Campus
24 months
Duration
3800 EUR/year
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About

The MA programme combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world.

Overview

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.
Why study international relations at the University of Tartu?
  • 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. 
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.

Accreditation

https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/Riigikogu/act/503062019003/consolide?fbclid=IwAR22m0s2W1wkYBKNI3vmDGiczo8up2EFkk6zmgTV7jVEDmQ7gY44gDjGeKc

Programme Structure

IR core module (30 ECTS):

  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Security Politics
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
Methodology module (18 ECTS):
  • Courses on quantitative and qualitative research methods
Choice of regional specialisation modules (24 ECTS):
  • European Studies (24 ECTS)
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies (24 ECTS)
  • Baltic Sea Region Studies (24 ECTS)
Elective module (18 ECTS)
Master's thesis (30 ECTS)

Audience

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.

Lecturers

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. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
75
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Tuition-waivers are available for the best candidates.

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