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MAInternational Relations and European-Asian Studies

Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia, Tallinn
School of Business and Governance Estonia, Akadeemia tee 3, Tallinn 12618
Tuition fee

Full tuition fee waivers available

Application fee €100.00 one-time

The application fee is non-refundable!

Course code 84373
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The programme is directed to anyone interested in different aspects of international relations and focuses on three specific areas: European integration (The European Union); East Asian and Pacific relations (China, Japan, Korea); new security threats (cyber security, energy security). The profile of the Tallinn University of Technology and the School of Business and Governance creates good opportunities for developing interdisciplinary goals and i.e. to combine studies in International Relations with subjects of Economics and Legal Studies among others. In addition, several European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives.

Various research projects and other activities of common interest have been developed in cooperation with Bologna University, Stanford University, Waikato University in New Zealand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pusan National University, Beihang University in China, NATO Strategic Communication Centre in Riga and many other outstanding research centres all over the world. Through student exchange programs (i.e. Erasmus), many students will spend part of their studies in partner universities abroad.

Key features

  • Latest developments in theories of political science and international relations.
  • The professors are from a large variety of different regions of the world, e.g. USA, Spain, Netherlands, Hungary, New Zealand, Iran, Korea, China and Ukraine.
  • Staff does not only include theoreticians, but also practitioners, who have extensive experience in diplomacy, policy making, law, corporate business and many other fields, and who are frequent presenters and participants in international forums and conferences.
  • On a regular basis, the Department organises Top Hat Lectures – the ‘trade-mark’ public events – during which both scholars and studentship have chances to meet diplomatic representatives of various countries.

Programme structure

The two-year Master’s program in International Relations and European-Asian Studies is built upon bachelor studies and is designed to prepare specialists in various areas of International Relations such as diplomacy and the conduct of foreign relations as well as mass media, policy planning or academic research among others. The program aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to take advantage of an increasing range of professional opportunities of an international dimension. The students can develop their specialisation in the narrower fields of EU studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and security studies or develop interdisciplinary skills between political, legal, technological and economic studies.

Career opportunities

Our graduates work in different types of foreign services, including the diplomatic ones. They can become political analysts and observers in think tanks, the media enterprises or work for private companies that are active internationally.

This educational background offers them the possibility to obtain excellent qualifications for a successful career in the EU and Asian institutions. In addition, academic career is open for those willing to pursue it.

The graduates of the program can continue their studies in International Relations, Political Science, European Studies, Asian-Pacific Studies, Security Studies and other related doctoral programmes.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Application deadline
May 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States