University of Tartu

Democracy and Governance



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Social Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

• 2-year Master’s programme integrating empirical and theoretical knowledge about political systems, democratic institutions, public governance and policy analysis; • Students study in an international educational atmosphere that allows them to exchange their experiences and enrich their perspective on democracy and governance; • Affordable tuition fee (3200 EUR/year), tuition-waiver scholarships available; • Modern classrooms and innovative teaching methods, including extra-class activities, such as film series, study trips, public lectures, etc. • Courses are taught by international and Estonian political experts, who also organize international conferences and workshops; • Students graduating from this programme will have comprehensive knowledge on modern democratic institutions and their political processes, involving both governmental institutions and civil society. If you are considering a career in government or politics, these are the most fundamental questions to think about – and they’re the most important challenges to tackle as a professional in this field. The MA programme in Democracy and Governance offers you the knowledge and skills to be a part of this search for solutions. The programme provides in-depth knowledge about: - the global, historical context of democracy - modern democratic institutions - public policy and governance - political theory and ethics - elections and political behavior - comparative ethnopolitics


Minister of Education and Research of Estonia

International Student Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 2. English language requirements (TOEFL - iBT 75, IELTS 5.5, details listed on the official web-site)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 3200 EUR

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