Baltic Region Studies

Area of Studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master of Political Science

Access Requirements

Bachelor degree or its equivalent, and a grade point average of at least 7.0. It is recommended that applicants have completed the following prerequisites: Introduction of Political Science, Introduction to International Relations, Political Philosophy and Introduction of Economics.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

A graduate is competent to analyze political processes in different countries in the regional context; knows theoretical models and their practical applications for examining regional political and economical phenomena; knows the political systems in the region, historical aspects of the regional processes and developmental perspectives in the region; is able to formulate research questions and to perceive the development of the Baltic countries in the European and global context; is able to identify, analyze, evaluate and foresee the main tendencies of political and economic processes in the Baltic Region.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme of the Baltic Region Studies will have a possibility to work in various State, non-governmental, international and private institutions, permanent representations to international organizations, at economy units, at educational institution or can pursue an academic career and enrol in PhD studies in the field of Social Sciences.

Joint Degree programme

The Baltic Region Studies degree is taken as a joint degree programme in collaboration with international partner universities: University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Latvia (Latvia) and University of Turku (Finland).

Curriculum

Subject

Code

Credits (ECTS)

Compulsory subjects (10)

 

 

Regional Studies and Academic Writing

BRS 5001

4

National Social Movements in Baltic Region and Central East Europe

BRS5002

6

Political Systems of the Baltic and Nordic Countries

BRS5003

6

Russia, Baltic Countries and Western Europe: Historical Confines and Geopolitical Perspectives

BRS 5004

6

Transitions in the post-communist Baltic Region Countries: Political and Economical Aspects

BRS6001

5

Minorities and Civil Society in the Baltic Region

BRS 6002

4

Security in the Baltic Sea Region

BRS5011

6

The Baltic Region Countries: Identity and a New Role in the Baltic Region

BRS6003

4

Baltic Sea Region in the EU

BRS 5006

6

Regions Evolution in the International System

BRS6006

4

Optional Subjects (4)

 

 

One language of Baltic sea region

 

6

Media Cultures in Europe

KOM5014

6

Cinema and Ideology: the German and Scandinavian Traditions

BRS6008

6

Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region

BRS6009

5

Small and Medium Size States Economic Policy

ADI6006

6

The History of Political Ideas in the XX Century

POP5011

5

Term Paper (3)

 

 

Research Project, No. 1

BRS5007

6

Research Project, No. 2

BRS5012

5

Research Project, No. 3

BRS6004

6

Master’s Paper

 

 

Master’s Thesis

 

30

Total:

 

120