The objective of this study programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become professionals in modern democratic government, civil society, politics and international organizations. It provides in-depth knowledge about:
- the global, historical context of democracy
- modern democratic institutions
- public policy and governance- political theory and ethics
- elections and political behavior
- comparative ethnopolitics
- will have comprehensive knowledge of modern democratic institutions and their political processes;
- will be able to identify and analyze key problems and processes of democratic governance, involving both government institutions and civil society;
- will have the proper research skills to perform policy analysis and contribute to policy formation;
- will obtain an international perspective that will enrich their qualifications both in their home country and globally.
- UT is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in politics and international studies (QS Rankings 2020)
- Special emphasis on big data and digital method analysis.
- Estonia is one of the most dynamic reformers in Europe while maintaining a stable democracy and social environment. It is a leader in e-government, e-voting and other governance fields.
- Acquire all essential skills and knowledge to have a successful career in modern government, civil society, politics and international organisations.
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The curriculum of the study programme is based on five parts:
- Methods module (18 ECTS) - in this module, students will be trained in the essentials of social science methodology and academic skills; both quantitative and qualitative methods will be addressed; innovative teaching methods (such as a ‘flipped classroom’) will also be used;
- Core Competencies module (36 ECTS) - this module will lay out for students fundamental concepts and theories for understanding democratic development and modern governance.
- Specialization module (30 ECTS) - within this module students will be able to choose courses that deepen their knowledge of specific topics in the field such as identity-based phenomena, regional specificities or third-sector issues;
- Electives module (6 ECTS) - students may choose additional electives either from within or completely outside the existing curriculum;
- MA thesis (30 ECTS)
Programme Director is Professor of Comparative Politics Vello Pettai.
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.
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