The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies offers a three-year study programme in Politics and Government (Riigiteadused). This includes substantial training in understanding theories and methods of comparative politics and international relations as well as introductions to public administration and political theory.
Our aim is to convey core political science concepts and theories about political processes, structures and contents. Moreover, our multiple teaching and learning formats aim to promote critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and numerical literacy among our students as well as teach oral and written communication skills.
The language of instruction is almost exclusively Estonian. All students admitted to the programme who do not speak sufficient Estonian need to complete the Intensive Estonian Language Course first. Exchange students coming to Tartu during their BA studies are invited to take courses from the rather considerable number of MA-level courses taught in English every semester.