Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies curriculum
Asia and the Middle East are the two fastest growing regions in the world. The new Master's Programme in Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, taught in English, introduces economies, policies, societies, languages, cultures and religions of these regions. The interdisciplinary curriculum enables you to address areas of interest such as the economy and business of Asia and the Middle East, political developments, demographics and migration. Along the way, you will learn about the cultures and religions of the chosen region and analyze the impact of traditions on today's world. There is a strong emphasis on language learning of the selected country or region.
Studies are conducted by the best teachers of the School of Economics and Business Administration, School of Theology and Religious Studies, Johan Skytte Institute for Political Studies and the Institute of Cultural Research and companies and organizations involved in the field. Languages can be studied at the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, and get more specialised knowledge at the School of Law and the Chair of Human Geography. Knowledge is acquired through traditional as well as novel problem- and project-based teaching methods, which help to acquire the necessary practical skills. It is possible to complete studies doing either a Master's thesis or a Master's project, according to the student's interests and practical needs. Internship in Estonia or abroad is a part of curriculum as well as a study semester abroad in any of our partner university in Asia or the Middle East.
At the beginning of studies, each student can design an individual study plan based on their own interests. Selected subjects, internships and a semester at a foreign university aimed to help our graduate become an expert in the field of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.