CURRICULUM 2018/2019

International Relations and European Integration

CURRICULUM 2018/2019

(License no 7328 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 in 2018/2019 is 69. 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 17, 2018 – DECEMBER 14, 2018

16.45 - 19.45
CPForm of examination
Theories of International Relations (C)Mike Winnerstig, PhD Swedish Defense Research Agency18.09-21.093Essay:
International Law (C)René Värk, dr IurTartu University25.09-28.09,
International Organisations and Multilateral Cooperation (O)Viljar Veebel, PhDEstonian School of Diplomacy16.10-19.103In-class assignments + final test: 26.11.18
International Economics (C)Meelis Kitsing, PhDEstonian Business School23.10-26.103Presentation + essay: 05.11.2018
European Security and Defence Organisations in Theory and Practice (O)Viljar Veebel, PhDEstonian School of Diplomacy13.11-16.113In-class assignments
Cyber Diplomacy (C)Marina Kaljurand, MAGlobal Commission on the Stability of Cybersecurity20.11-22.113TBC
Diplomatic Skills Training (C)Michael Roberts, MACentre for Political and Diplomatic Studies04.12-07.123Class attendance
NATO: Needing Allies More Than Ever (O)John Heffern, Amb retGeorgetown University 11.12-13.123TBC

JANUARY 15 – MAY 31, 2019

SubjectLecturerInstitutionTimeCPForm of examination
US Foreign Policy (O)Matthew Crandall, PhDTallinn University15.01-18.013Textual Analysis 28.01 + exam:
Introduction to the European Union: Institutions, Decision-Making, and Legal Framework (C)Stefano Braghiroli, PhDTartu University22.01-25.013Critical review 15.02 + final test: 25.02.19
Europe, Russia and the Changing Global Order (O)Kristi Raik, PhDEstonian Foreign Policy Institute29.01-01.023Essay: 01.03.19
European Economic Integration (C)Stefano Braghiroli, PhDTartu University05.02-08.023In-class simulation 08.02 + final test: 11.03.19
Small States in International Relations (O)Matthew Crandall, PhDTallinn University12.02-15.023Essay: 04.04.2019
Contemporary Africa (O)Morten Bøås, PhD Norwegian Institute of International Affairs19.02-22.023Essay: 25.03.2019
Diplomatic and Consular Law (C)René Värk, dr IurTartu University12.03-15.033Exam: 29.03.19
Conflict Forms in the Modern World (O)Karl Toomet, MAEstonian Defence Forces19.03-22.033Essay: 22.04.19
Strategic Communication (O)Raul Rebane (TBC)Stratkom02.04-05.043TBC
Foreign Service (O)Amb Raul MälkEstonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs09.04-12.043Exam: 29.04.19
Public Diplomacy Interactive Training (O)Amb ret Gerhard ReiwegerAmbassador retired02.05-04.053Class attendance
International Negotiations (O)Paul Meerts, PhDClingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations14.05-17.053In-class grading: 17.05.18
Study visit21.05.19
Graduation ceremony24.05.19

* Practical Diplomacy (C), 3 CP – multiple visits to Embassies, public lectures etc throughout the study year