|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences (International Relations and Regional Studies))|
|Tuition fee||€3,800 per year
There are 15 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants (regardless of citizenship) in 2021.
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Application fee||€50 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (180 ECTS) (must be obtained by the end of July) – for country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Please be sure to also check further information and our step-by-step application guide at skytte.ut.ee/international-relations-and-regional-studies.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
An important part of the application procedure is the motivation letter. Please prepare it with great care!
Please write a motivation letter (in English, 5000-7500 characters with spaces) focusing on the following points:
- Explain your motivation for applying to the programme (Why are you interested in international relations and regional studies? What are your plans for the future and how would this study programme help you achieve your goals?);
- Relevance of previous educational and professional experience for the programme (25%);
The maximum score for the motivation letter is 100 points. Only those applicants who score 66 points or higher will be considered for admission.
The IRRS programme combines a comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with an in-depth understanding of a particular geographic region. Students will choose one of the four regional modules for their specialization.
- European Studies
- EU-Russia Studies
- Russian and Eurasian Studies
- Baltic Sea Region Studies.
These regional foci grow out of our multinational faculty’s research interests and competences and reflects Estonia’s historical experience at the border of Europe and Russia – experience which is highly relevant to other countries located in-between bigger powers.
The programme provides in‐depth knowledge about:
- contemporary international relations
- central principles and sources of international law
- traditional and critical approaches in security studies
- foreign policy analysis
- conflict management and resolution mechanisms
- politics, society, economics and international relations in the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region
The programme 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.