MA programmes

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 to attract highly motivated, academically promising students from Estonia and abroad to the University of Tartu.

The list of relevant MA programmes includes:

  • EU-Russia 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 rapidly became one of the UT’s most popular English-language programmes.

See also: EURUS website

  • International Relations and Regional Studies

The MA programme provides extensive knowledge about contemporary international relations, traditional and critical approaches to security, foreign policy analysis, conflict management and resolution mechanisms, international law, and politics, society, and international relations, combined with in-depth understanding of particular geographic regions (European Union, Russia and Eurasia, Baltic Sea region). Opened in English in 2015, the programme has attracted a large number of international students from all parts of the world and now hosts the highest number of students of the listed programmes.

See also: International relations and regional studies website

  • Democracy and Governance

This MA programme integrates empirical and theoretical understanding of democracy and governance, the two essential parameters of political development in the contemporary world. Understanding them is the key for building a successful career in modern government, civil society, politics and international organisations. In-depth knowledge about democracy, modern democratic institutions, public policy and governance, elections and political behaviour, ethnopolitics, and ethics is reinforced by training in analytical logic, quantitative and qualitative research techniques, written and oral English skills.

See also: Democracy and Governance website

  • European Union Studies

The objective of the MA-programme in European Union Studies is to offer specialist knowledge and training on European integration, European institutions and EU policies. The interdisciplinary programme, combining the perspectives of economics, law and the social sciences, 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 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.

See also: European Union Studies website