Partner: Centre for EU-Russia Studies, University of Tartu
Date: Aug 27, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
Deadline for sending applications: Mar 15, 2017
Open To: Students with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Requirements: Bachelor's degree, proficiency of English, motivation letter, application documents
Venue: University of Tartu, Estonia
Costs: 1700EUR/semester, tuition-waivers available on a competitive basis
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.
The programme provides in-depth knowledge about the history of democracy, modern democratic institutions, public policy and governance, elections and political behaviour, ethnopolitics, and ethics. This is reinforces by training in analytical logic, quantitative and qualitative research techniques, written and oral English skills.
The MA programme in Democracy and Governance is based on learning this success against the backdrop of global theories and trends in politics. We believe Estonia is the place to study how democracy and governance can be combined in today’s world of globalization and change.
Why study Democracy and Governance at Tartu?
Democracy and Governance are at the heart of the social and political transformation that has characterized Estonia over the last two decades. For years, Estonia has been ranked as one of the most dynamic reformers in Europe, while at the same time maintaining a stable democracy and social environment. It’s a leader in e-government, internet-based voting and other governance fields.
Since 1989, Estonia has been in the centre of democratic, economic and geopolitical change in Eastern Europe. The University of Tartu (UT) has played an active role in charting these developments.
In academic scoreboards, UT ranks among the TOP 3% of universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2013–2014) and international students have rated Estonia as the #1 place to stay (Erasmus Student Network Survey).
The UT offers advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, well-equipped computer labs and modern residence halls. Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are widely used. There is a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, including Erasmus agreements with a broad range of European partner universities.
Studying in Tartu is both attractive and affordable – it means 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.
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