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Why School of Governance, Law and Society?

  • The school of Governance, Law, and Society has a large international student body and a large number of international faculty members. It provides the perfect institutional setting for the International Relations programme.  
  • By focusing on law, political science, international relations, and sociology it fosters a multidisciplinary environment. The IR programme is also able to use the competencies of other disciplines in the programme to complement the existing competencies of the IR staff.  
  • Students have excellent opportunities to spend a semester or two abroad through the Erasmus programme. Our Eramus network provides a large selection of schools as well as the easy transfer of credits.The incoming Erasmus students add to the diversity of the institute and programme. 

Extracurricular Activities

International Relations Society group on Facebook.  

The International Relations Master’s programme has an active student organization „International Relations Society“ that organizes activities, guest speakers, movie screenings, and field trips. Our partners have also sponsored study trips to the European parliament and NATO headquarters in Brussels Belgium. Also, being located in the capital of Tallinn, students will have access to a number of high profile events and conferences dealing with foreign affairs and contemporary regional issues. 

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Students study trip to the NATO Headquarters in Brussels Belgium. 


Below are a select number of recent publications from the IR faculty.

Mika Aaltola

Matthew Crandall

Below is a select list of master's theses from recent graduates of our IR programme

There are also many other interesting master thesis as follows (thesis are searchable in Tallinn University Academic Library):

  • The Emergence of Nationalistic Tendencies in the Context of Globalization Processes. The example of Germany, France and the United Kingdom- Benjamin Klasche, 2015
  • Deciding to Lose: Rationalist Explanations for Hopeless Wars- Shunsuke Kikuchi, 2013
  • Land Grabbing as a Tool for Food Security. Whose Security? - Margit Aav, 2012
  • State Using private Military Companies: Reasons and Implications- Liis Poola, 2012
  • The Implications of the Rise of China on the Norms of International Society. The Case of Human Rights and Democracy- Pille Kesler 2012
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