Master in Democracy and Governance

University of Tartu

Program Description

Master in Democracy and Governance

University of Tartu

Democracy and governance are essential parameters of political development in the co temporary world. Understanding them is key for building a successful career in modern government, civil society, politics and international organisations. This programme integrates empirical and theoretical knowledge about political systems, democratic institutions, public governance and policy analysis into a single whole.

Curriculum structure:

Core Competencies Module

  • Political and Social Change
  • Public Governance
  • Political Theory and Ethics
  • Elections and Political Behaviour
  • Democracy and Democratic Institutions
  • Comparative Ethnopolitics

Methods Module

  • Courses on quantitative and qualitative research methods

Specialisation Module


  • E-Democracy and E-Government
  • Internet Voting Revolution
  • Project Management
  • Third Sector Management & Marketing

Idenitity-based phenomena

  • Politics of History and Memory
  • Religion and Politics
  • Post-communism
  • Political culture
  • Idea of Europe

Regional Politics

  • EU Institutions and policy-making
  • Political systems in the post-Soviet space
  • Globalization
  • Western Europe from the End of the Second World War to the Present
  • Political Developments in the Baltic Sea Region

Elective module - all courses available at the university

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,200 EUR
Apr. 15, 2017
Application deadline may change, contact us
Start date Sept. 2017
Estonia Tartu
Application deadline Apr. 15, 2017
Application deadline may change, contact us
End date June 30, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price 3,200 EUR
Tuition-waiver scholarships available

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