Master in International Relations and Regional Studies

General

Program Description

The MA program of International Relations and Regional Studies combines a 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, including the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region.

Why study international relations at the University of Tartu?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings)
  • The research and teaching in the field of IR at UT is internationally visible and recognized placing us among the top IR schools in Eastern and Central Europe.
  • Extensive international collaboration with universities in the U.S. (George Mason University, George Washington University), various universities in Europe, partner institutions in Russia (Higher School of Economics, MGIMO, and others), and major international academic networks (e.g. PONARS-Eurasia, EISA, CEEISA).
  • Interesting geographical location: Estonia is one of the smallest EU member states which is situated in the center of the Baltic Sea Region and on Russia’s doorstep.
  • Since 1989, Estonia has been in the center of democratic, economic and geopolitical change in Eastern Europe.
  • Advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, well-equipped computer labs and modern residence halls.
  • Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are widely used.
  • A wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, incl. Erasmus+ agreements and ISEP.
  • Studying in Tartu is both attractive and affordable – high-quality education at a low cost in a country that is simultaneously both ancient and very modern, close to nature and technologically advanced, proud of its unique culture and traditions and open to the world.

The program 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.

Last updated August 2019

About the School

The University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It is the only university in the Baltics ranked in the top 2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University R ... Read More

The University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It is the only university in the Baltics ranked in the top 2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University Rankings 2016-17). Founded in 1632, UT is the only classical university in Estonia. There are more than 13 000 students studying at UT (incl. 1300 international students (2016)) and UT has 3800 employees (incl. 1800 academic employees (190 professors)). To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has 71 partner universities in 27 countries. Read less