Name of the curriculum: “International Relations and European Integration”
Curriculum type: Political sciences and civic education curriculum – 9-month certificate programme on International Relations, Diplomacy and European Integration
Aim: After completing the studies at ESD, the student will acquire knowledge and skills in order to start working in the field of international relations.
Learning outcomes of the student:
- she/he has an overview of international relations theories, knows how to compare, contrast and analyse them;
- grasps the main topics of international relations (foreign policy, security policy, international law, European Union, international economics
- grasps the main topics of the priority regions of international relations, such as Asia, Africa, Middle-East, Russia, the United States;
- has acquired practical skills in the field of diplomacy – diplomatic skills, protocol, public diplomacy, intercultural communication, international negotiations.
Target group and requirements: students who are interested in international relations. The student holds at least a BA degree and his/her level of English both in oral and written form enables him/her to participate actively in class and study independently at home.
Volume of studies: 2019/2020 curriculum consists of 66 credit points. The student needs to complete 60 points minimum in order to graduate. The volume of studies (66 credit points) consists of 352 academic hours of classroom work and approximately 700 academic hours of independent work.
Learning process: courses are taught 4 afternoons per week, usually Tuesday to Friday, 4.45-7.45 PM, in English. Classroom based work is either in lecture or seminar format, in case of practical courses various exercises will be conducted. Course content and list of reading material per course can be found either on Moodle or below in the curriculum in due course. *ESD has the right to make changes in the curriculum if there is a need. All the changes will be communicated timely to the students.
Class environment: classroom, equipped with all the necessary items, e.g. projector, PC, screen, board, speakers, accommodates 25 people.
Completion of studies: Examination criteria for the courses can be found in the curriculum. The successful student (having obtained minimum 60 credit points) will be awarded a certificate and an academic record. The latter will not be awarded to the student in case of any unfulfilled duties towards ESD, such as unpaid study fees. In case the student does not manage to collect necessary credit points, he/she will be awarded a proof of only positively passed courses. Students taking individual courses will also be awarded a proof.
Lecturers: Courses taught at ESD will be conducted by Estonian and foreign experts.
AUTUMN TERM 2019
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 – DECEMBER 19, 2019
16.45 - 19.45
|CP||Form of examination|
|International Relations||Kevin Blachford,PhD||Tallinn University||17.09 - 20.09||3||Essay: 19.10.2019|
|International Law||René Värk, Dr. Iur||Tartu University||07.10- 08.10|
10.10 - 11.10
14.10 - 15.10
17.10 - 18.10
|Intercultural Communication||Paul Hendrix, MA||Clingendael||01.10 - 03.10||3||Class participation|
|International Organisations||Matthew Crandall, PhD||Tallinn University||22.10 - 25.10||3||Essay: 23.11.2019|
|Small States in International Relations||Matthias Maass, PhD||Yonsei University||4.11 - 7.11||3||Essay: 07.12.2019|
|International Economics||Meelis Kitsing, PhD||EBS||12.11 - 15.11||3||Essay: 01.12.2019|
|Diplomatic Skills Training||Michael Roberts, MA||Centre for Political and |
|26.11 - 29.11||3||Class participation|
|Foreign Policy Analysis||Kevin Blachford,PhD||Tallinn University||10.12 - 13.12||3||Policy paper: 06.01.2020|
SPRING TERM 2020
JANUARY 13 – MAY 31, 2020
|Subject||Lecturer||Institution||Time||CP||Form of examination|
|Protocol & Etiquette||Lauri Bambus||Ministry of Foreign Affairs||14.01 - 16.01||3||Coursework in pairs: 26.01.2020|
|US Foreign Policy||Matthew Crandall, PhD||Tallinn University||21.01 - 24.01||3||Exam: 10.02.2020|
|Asia-Pacific and the Great Power Rebalancing||Mats Kuuskemaa||E-Residency||28.01-31.01||3||Essay: 21.02.2020|
|EU History, Institutions, and Policy-Making||Stefano Braghiroli, PhD||University of Tartu, Johan |
Skytte Institute of Political
|04.02 - 07.02|
11.02 - 13.02
|6||In-class simulation +
Test: 02.03.2020 + Essay:07.03.2020
|Contemporary Africa||Morten Bøås, PhD||Norwegian Institute of |
|25.02 - 28.02||3||Essay: 27.03.2020|
|Cyber Security||Rain Ottis, PhD + Eneken Tikk, Dr. Iur||TalTech||03.03 - 06.03||3||Test: 30.03.2020|
|Baltic States in International Politics||Mari-Liis Sulg, MA||University of Tartu, Johan |
Skytte Institute of Political
|11.03 - 13.03|
|3||Presentations: 16.03.2020 + short discussion paper: 10.04.2020|
|Intelligence and Counterintelligence: An |
Overlooked Dimension of
|Ivo Juurvee, PhD||ICDS||17.03 - 20.03||3||In-class simulation (18.03.2020) + in-class presentation (20.03.2020) + written assignment (21.04.2020)|
|The MENA Shatterbelt: Between Domestic Turmoil and Power Projection||Wolfgang Mühlberger, MA||FIIA||06.04 - 09.04||3||Essay: 27.04.2020|
|Public Speaking and Media Relations||Hannes Rumm, MA||Media Focus||14.04 - 17.04||3||Presentation: 17.04.2020|
|Public Diplomacy Interactive Training||Amb ret Gerhard Reiweger||Ambassador retired, Vienna |
|06.05 - 08.05||3||Class attendance|
|International Negotiations||Paul Meerts, PhD||Clingendael, Netherlands |
Institute of International
|12.05 - 15.05||3||In-class grading: