This interdisciplinary MA programme is focused on the societies around the Baltic Sea from historical and contemporary perspectives. Our graduates are experts on cross-border-cooperation, regionalism and international affairs, with a focus on the Baltic Sea region, encompassing Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Russia.
Lelde Arnicāne, student of the Baltic Sea Region Studies (Latvia)
"The significance of the Baltic Sea Region Studies is its wide encompassing yet deep analysis of the states around the Baltic Sea. This programme is perfectly positioned for those researching specific states as well as those focusing on the European and international level in the region as it gives the necessary background of knowledge in all those directions."
The Baltic Sea region is one of the most economically dynamic, technologically advanced and culturally diverse areas of Europe. Traditionally, there have been close economic relations and cultural ties among people residing across the Baltic Sea. Today, increased feelings of regional identity have arisen and boosted cooperation among nations. With a mixture of different nations, cultures, traditions and environments, the Baltic Sea Region is a unique region to study and discover.
The programme gives comprehensive understanding of the distinctive features of the regional politics, history, culture, economy, nature, and societies of the Baltic Sea region. Additionally, the students have flexibility to construct their individual study plan in accordance with their needs, with an opportunity to take language courses and specific methodological training.
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Duration: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences
Tuition fee & scholarships: €3400/year, 10 tuition-waivers available
The Master’s programme has an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a comprehensive set of relevant courses.
The programme (120 ECTS) consists of the following modules:
Click here to find out more about the curriculum
After successful completion of the programme our graduates are able to find their jobs in different fields related to the Baltic Sea Region:
Tuition fee is EUR 3400/year and it covers tuition and some study materials. Altogether 15 students will be admitted to this programme. Based on the admission’s ranking list, 10 best applicants will be given tuition-waiver scholarship.
Tuition fee covers tuition and some study materials. Based on the admission’s ranking list, the best applicants will be given tuition-waiver scholarship. Students receiving this scholarship do not have to pay the tuition fee if they complete a full-time study load. Full time study load is completed if no more than 6 credits are missing from the 30 ECTS workload per semester. If students receiving this scholarship fail to complete full-time study load per semester, they have to pay for the credits not earned.
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The total admission score will be calculated from the score of the motivation letter (weight 100%). The maximum possible score is 100. The application will be considered for the admission ranking if the applicant gains at least 66 points.
See the page of the programme in Estonian.
Submit the online application form (link available on the right-side menu) by April 15. You will receive an applicant code, which gives access to your account to track your application status. You will be asked to upload the electronic copies (xerox copies) of all the required documents to your online application.
Post the printed and signed application with all the required documents no later than on April 15 to: International Student Service, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, Estonia.
* All copies of educational documents (Diplomas and Diploma Supplements/ academic transcripts) must be officially certified: bear an original seal and a signature of an authorized official of the issuing institution. Copies of education documents can also be certified with an Apostille. Some country-specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certified.
NB! Applicants graduating in 2016 and having their diplomas issued later than the application deadline, should send their most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline along with the rest of the required documents. Inform the International Student Service (ISS) when the final diploma will be issued. For detailed information contact the ISS.
Only complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee.
The university's Admission Committee will announce final admission results, including the information on tuition-waiver scholarships, at the latest by 10 June, but where possible, earlier. Admission offers will be sent by 10 June by e-mail. All admitted students must inform the university of their decision to accept or decline our offer by the deadline indicated in their admission notification.