Õppekava 2017/2018


International Relations and European Integration

CURRICULUM 2017/2018

(License no 6044 HTM, from November 4, 2010)
60 ECTS credit points

The aim of the curriculum is to provide knowledge and skills necessary for working within the field of international affairs. The studies are organized as a full-time evening course with classes on 4 afternoons per week from 16:45 to 19:45. The courses include classroom work (lectures and seminars) and independent work. The latter constitutes 3/4 of the whole curriculum.

The total amount of credit points obtainable is 75. The program is considered completed when at least 60 credit points have been collected –  30 credit points of compulsory courses (marked as C) and 30 credit points of optional courses (marked as O).

* If necessary, ESD has the right to make changes in the curriculum.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – DECEMBER 15, 2017

16.45 - 19.45 PM
CPForm of examination
Theories of International Relations (C)Mike Winnerstig, PhDSwedish Defense Research Agency19.09-22.093Essay:
International Law (C)René Värk, dr IurTartu University25.09-26.09; 28.09-29.09;
Political Theories and Systems (C)Tõnis Saarts, MATallinn University10.10-13.103Seminar tasks: 29.10.17+ Exam: 16.11.17
International Organisations (O)Viljar Veebel, PhDEstonian Foreign Policy Institute24.10-27.103Essay: 27.11.17
E-Governance and Cyber Security (O)Raul Rikk, MAE-Governance Academy, Estonia07.11-10.113Presentation: 10.11.17
International Economics (C)Meelis Kitsing, PhDEstonian Business School21.11-24.113Presentation+ Essay: 08.12.17
Contemporary Middle East (O)Peeter Raudsik, MADoha Institute for Graduate Studies28.11-01.123Essay: 08.01.18
Diplomatic Skills Training (C)Michael Roberts, MACentre for Political and Diplomatic Studies05.12-08.123Class attendance
Political Radicalization and Rise of Authoritarianism in Europe in 21st Century (O)Viljar Veebel, PhDEstonian Foreign Policy Institute12.12-15.123Essay: 10.01.18

JANUARY 9 – MAY 31, 2018

SubjectLecturerInstitutionTimeCPForm of examination
US Foreign Policy (O)Matthew Crandall, PhDTallinn University16.01-19.013Analysis+ Exam:
Russian Foreign Policy (O)Kalev Stoicescu, MAInternational Centre For Defense and Security23.01-26.013In-class essay: 26.01.18
Contemporary Africa (O)Morten Bøås, PhDNorwegian Institute of International Affairs06.02-09.023Essay: 05.03.18
European Economic Integration (C)Andrew Rozeik, PhDInnoTecUK20.02-23.023Exam: 14.03.18
EU Institutions & Decision-Making (C)Laure Delcour, PhDCollege of Europe27.02-02.033Exam: 02.04.18
European Security (O)Mike Winnerstig, PhDSwedish Defense Research Agency06.03-09.033Essay: 14.04.18
Diplomatic and Consular Law (C)René Värk, dr IurTartu University12.03-13.03; 15.03-16.033Exam: 29.03.18
International Conflicts (O)Iulii Selianko, MAData Research and Development Agency, dataRADA.eu20.03-23.033In-class test (23.03) + Essay (20.04)
Estonia’s EU Practice (C)TBCTBC03.04-06.043Class attendance
Foreign Service (O)Amb Raul MälkEstonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs10.04-13.043Exam: 30.04.18
Foreign Policy of India (O)Shashank Joshi, MARoyal United Services Institute17.04-20.043Essay: 09.05.18
Chinese Foreign Policy (O)Toomas Tiivel, PhDTallinn University of Technology24.04-27.043In-class exam: 27.04.18
Public Diplomacy interactive training (O)Amb Gerhard ReiwegerAustrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs02.05-04.053Class attendance
Cyber Diplomacy (O)Marina Kaljurand, MAFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace07.05-09.053Class attendance
International Negotiations (O)Paul Meerts, PhDClingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations15.05-18.053In-class grading: 18.05.18
Study visit22.05.18
Graduation ceremony25.05.18