CURRICULUM 2017/2018


International Relations and European Integration

CURRICULUM 2017/2018*

(Licence number 7328HTM, issued November 4, 2010)
60 ECTS credits

The aim of the study curriculum is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for working within the field of international affairs.  It is structured as a full-time evening pgramme, with classes taking place 4 afternoonss per week from 16:45 to 19:45. The courses include classroom work (lectures and seminars) and independent study–the latter constituting 3/4 of the curriculum.

The total amount of credits obtainable is 75, of which 60 are required to complete the programme; 30 of these must come from compulsory courses (identified by the letter C), and 30 from optional [elective] courses (O).

* ESD has the right to make changes as required.

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