Master of Arts in Social Sciences - Baltic Sea Region Studies
Delivered by Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
- Graduates with Bachelor degrees (at least 3 years of studies at a higher educational institution).
- Civil and government employees, business people, professionals, in both public and private sectors.
General admission requirements:
- Bachelor degree or equivalent (at least 3 years of studies at a higher educational institution);
- English language proficiency
1.Submit the online application form available on the university’s website . You will receive an applicant code, which gives access to your account to track your application status. We ask you to upload the electronic copies of all the required documents to your application. This makes the pre-processing of your application quicker and is especially important for candidates applying to more than one programme.
2. Mail the application (do not send any documents by e-mail!) with all the required documents by the indicated deadline to:
International Student Service, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA.
- online application
- motivation letter - guidelines and evaluation criteria are included in the online application form
- official copy of the Bachelor's diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language*
- official translation of the Bachelor's diploma and Diploma Supplement(transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified
- proof on the English language proficiency
- copy of the passport page stating the applicant's personal particulars
Please DO NOT staple or clip your application documents!
*Please note that in order to be considered official, all academic transcripts must bear a seal, and a signature of an authorized official. Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic records certified by notary public are not official. Documents sent with an Apostille are official.
NB! Applicants graduating in 2012 and having their diplomas issued later than application deadlines (in July, for example), please send an application form and the most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline. Inform the International Student Service when the final diploma will be issued. For detailed information contact the Service.
Only complete applications will be considered by the Admission Commission!
Important information for non-EU applicants
Residence permit issues
Please find more information about the application process for the residence permit
Country specific requirements
Important application information for applicants from Canada, Cameroon, China, India, Iran, Nigeria, Northern Cyprus, Turkey, Western Africa, and the USA
Announcement of admissions results
The university`s Admissions Commission will announce final admissions results, including info on tuition waiver scholarships i.e. state funded study places, by June 1st. Admission notifications are sent by an e-mail. All admitted students must inform the university of their decision to accept or cancel admission offer by June 8th.
Please note that the decision regarding admission can only be taken if all required documents have been sent to the university!
The general module (24 ECTS) offers general overview of historical developments of the Baltic Sea Region and introduces political structures in the regional states. It also trains students' skills in research methods.
The specialisation module (30 ECTS) offers thorough overview of political, international, economic and historical developments in the Baltic Sea Region. It also provides necessary theoretical concepts and their application in the area studies.
The elective module (30 ECTS) enables students to deepen their knowledge and skills in more specific fields related to the Baltic Sea Region Studies, including environment, society, culture, identity, politics of memory etc.
Free elective courses (6 ECTS)
MA thesis 30 ECTS
TOTAL 120 ECTS
Programme duration: 2 years
Joint Programme option
The Baltic Studies programme gives its students an option to spend one or two semesters at its partner institutions of the Network of the Baltic Sea Region Studies where they can integrate relevant courses into their curriculum in Tartu. This makes the programme truly trans-Baltic and increases students' academic exposure and in-depth knowledge of the Region.
Dual degree option
West Virginia University (WVU), the University of Tartu (UT) and Collegium Civitas in Warsaw (CC) have established a university consortium and developed the Transatlantic Dual MA Degree Programme in East-Central European Studies with a special focus on the history of the East-Central European region, with a concentration in Baltic Studies.
Upon completion of the Transatlantic MA programme requirements students will gain an MA degree in History (WVU) and an MA degree in Social Sciences (UT) in two years, compared to three or more years for the separate degrees. Overseas expenses will be offset by Atlantis scholarships.
Tuition fees and scholarships:
Programme fee is 3200/year. It covers tuition, digital study materials, supervision and advising of master thesis and student counseling.
Scholarship opportunities for students willing to take part in the Atlantis programme.
There is also a possibility to be granted a monthly stipend of the programme "DoRa 9"
|International Student Office
University of Tartu
Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, Estonia
Phone (+372) 737 6109, 737 5152
|Centre for Baltic Studies|
University of Tartu
Lossi 3, office 326, 51003 Tartu, Estonia
Phone (+372) 7 375 647