Scholars affiliated with CEURUS are actively involved in teaching and curricula development of several MA-programmes at the University of Tartu. The goal of this involvement is to develop strong, attractive English-language study programmes in the field of EU-Russia studies and to strengthen EU and Russia-related components in other relevant curricula. We seek attract highly motivated, academically promising students from Estonia and abroad to the University of Tartu.
The list of relevant MA programmes includes:
- “EURUS – EU-Russia Studies
- ”Baltic Sea Region Studies
- “International Relations”/”Comparative Politics”
- “European Union Studies”
The European Union-Russian Studies MA-programme (EURUS) is a unique multidisciplinary programme that uses the perspectives of different disciplines, including political science, economics, law, history, and cultural studies, to study interaction between the European Union and the Russian Federation. The programme focuses on political, social and economic developments in the European Union, its member states, the Russian Federation and the countries in the EU-Russia shared neighbourhood. Launched by the UT EuroCollege in 2008, the programme has rapidly become one of the UT’s most popular English-language programmes, attracting a large number of international students from all parts of the world.
For more information about the programme and the courses offered, please visit the EuroCollege website.
The 2-year MA programme in “Baltic Sea Region Studies” was established as a full-scale English language MA programme at the University of Tartu in 2006. It is organized by the UT Centre of Baltic Studies (CBS). Providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary master’s degree in the Baltic Sea Region issues and aiming at both foreign and domestic students the programme has been established as a reputable area studies programme in the region. Every year it attracts an increasing number of students from both EU- as well as non-EU countries, who seek deeper knowledge about the historical, political economic and cultural developments in the Baltic states and the Baltic Sea region. Head of CBS and academic director of the MA programme since 2008 is CEURUS associated scholar Dr. Heiko Pääbo. For more information, please visit the programme website
Both MA-programmes in “International Relations” and in “Comparative Politics” are run by the Institute of Government and Politics and about 50% of the courses are taught in English. Combining specialist knowledge with rigorous training in theories and methods of contemporary social science, both programs prepare students for a wide range of jobs in the public, private and non-governmental sector, while also laying a strong foundation for the continuation of studies at the doctoral level. Since the reform of the MA curricula in 2005, 75 students have successfully graduated from the two programmes. For more information, please visit the Institute’s website
The objective of the 2-year MA-programme in European Union studies, run by the UT EuroCollege, is to offer specialist knowledge and training on European integration, European institutions and EU policies. The programme is designed for graduates who plan to enter positions in EU institutions, other international organizations, national administration, national/multinational companies or non-governmental organizations. The programme is interdisciplinary, combining the perspectives of economics, law and the social sciences. The working language of the programme is Estonian, although a significant share of the courses are offered in English. The European Studies programme combines regular classes with distance-learning elements, in order to accommodate the needs of degree-seeking working adults. For more information, please visit the programme website.