CURRICULUM 2017/2018


International Relations and European Integration

CURRICULUM 2017/2018*

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 programme, with classes taking place 4 afternoons 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