Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Kaunas in Lithuania

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the largest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. More than 90% of Lithuanians speak at least one foreign language and half of the population speaks two foreign languages, mostly Russian and English.

Kaunas has been famous for its cultural heritage and academic value. Educational institutions in the city, such as Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, and Aleksandras Stulginskis University have been empowering human capital with quality education since years.

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Master in Management of Education

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 Lithuania Kaunas + 1 more

Study programme is open to the persons having bachelor or vocational bachelor degree in the all fields of studies [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Kaunas in Lithuania. Access Requirements Study programme is open to the persons having bachelor or vocational bachelor degree in the all fields of studies. The modules of compensatory studies are required for the following types of students: Those, who did not study the modules or subjects in the science of education in their bachelor degree studies are required to study the 1st cycle subject the Education science (subject of B group) in parallel with the master degree studies. Those, who did not study the modules or subjects in the psychology in their bachelor degree studies are required to study the 1st cycle subject the Psychology (subject of B group) in parallel with the master degree studies. Those, who did not study the modules or subjects in management in their bachelor degree studies are required to study the 1st cycle subject „Management“ (subject of B group) in parallel with the master degree studies. Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired Study programme aims to prepare the masters in the education science specialised in the field of the management of education. They shall be able to work in the institutions of formal and informal education, in the human resource development and career planning at the enterprises, as well as to design and organise the curricula at the all levels of the system of education. Competences Acquired: To design training/learning programmes responding to the needs of learners, labour market and changing society and based on the education strategies and policies of Lithuania and the EU. To plan the activities of education providers and curriculum design. To apply training/learning methods, materials and measures corresponding to aimed learning outcomes, the needs of learners, training/learning environment and available resources. To assess attained learning outcomes in the context of training subject/module, programme and organisation. To design strategic development plan of educational organisation and the programme of it‘s implementation based on the theoretic and empiric research and critical evaluation of new ideas, alternative solutions and social consequences. To execute research of human resource career planning and professional development needs of the staff. To design the plan of human resource career development and training of staff. To apply critically the theories of philosophy, education science, management and other social sciences in systemic analysis of educational phenomena. To execute applied research in the management of education according to prepared research design. Career Opportunities Upon graduation of the study programme „Management of Education“ the graduates will be able to work and study in: public educational institutions and private organisations providing education services; education governance institutions; human resource departments of enterprises and business organisations; non-governmental organisations working in the field of education; to continue with the doctoral studies. [-]

Master in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm [+]

OINT DEGREE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm University (SU), Sweden, and the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. During their four-semester studies, students study in three different universities: the first semester is taught in Kaunas, the second in Mainz; for the third semester students choose between Stockholm and Tartu; and the fourth semester students stay at the university of their MA thesis main supervisor. With its geographical focus on the entire Baltic-Sea region, the programme is unique amongst all sociolinguistic MA programmes in Europe in the width of languages and societies covered by the programme. Competencies Acquired The programme aims to educate specialists who with their solid linguistic training will be able to conduct research on multilingualism and disseminate their results not only within the academia but also amongst the different stakeholder groups, including politicians. Career Opportunities The graduates of the programme can expect to find employment in the following fields: - Academic sphere, e.g., research tasks and/or doctoral studies in sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, identity, multilingualism, regionalism, etc.; - Counselling on multilingualism issues at political and cultural institutions, including the EU institutions; - Counselling and teaching on multilingualism issues in educational institutions of all levels; - Counselling business and finance organizations in issues involving multilingualism and regional and economic cooperation; - Various international, national and regional public and private sector institutions and projects concerned with multilingualism, language planning and policy; - Mass media (with additional qualifications), e.g., in fields such as political journalism. Access Requirements Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences is required. The Bachelor Degree shall contain at least 30 ECTS in the field of linguistics or philology. Application Procedure Required Documents: - Application form; - Bachelor degree diploma with supplement in the original language and translated into English, and: a) Approved by “Appostille” - for citizens of countries acceding to the 1961 Hague Convention; b) Legalized by the Centre of Quality Assessment in Higher Education (www.skvc.lt) in Lithuania - for other countries citizens; - Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTC, etc.); - Copy of passport or other document of identification; - 1 recent passport size photos (3 x 4 cm); - Copy of document showing paid application fee 50 EUR; - Letter of motivation (300 – 500 words); - Curriculum vitae. [-]

Master of Political Science: Diplomacy and International Relations

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Kaunas in Lithuania. Unique Features The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared and organized with support of the Seton Hall University (USA), School of International Relations and Diplomacy, and also with the support of Stasio Lozoraičio Fund. Currently this program is one of the most popular graduate study programs at the university. Since 2012/2013 all the program courses are delivered in English. Access Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, the Humanities or other Social Science field is required. Applicants who have not studied in a Political Science undergraduate programme, should have 24 credits in Political Science. Competencies Acquired Graduates of the programme obtain the following skills: - To conduct theoretical analyses of significant problems in the field of international relations and diplomacy - To be prepared to perform practical work in the field of international relations and diplomacy using gained theoretical background - The ability to independently identify and analyse the main challenges in the practical sphere of international relations and diplomacy. - To be able to evaluate fast-changing social practices and to flexibly apply it in the Lithuanian and international labour market. The ability to learn independently, and apply this ability in following and evaluating relavent international events. To obtain familiarity with the high culture of professional thinking. Career Opportunities Graduates will have the possibility to work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions, Lithuanian government institutions (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs), diplomatic missions (embassies, business, tourism), EU institutions, and educational institutions, (e.g. Institutions of higher education, Institutes of Scientific Research). Graduates are also offered the possibility to continue their studies in a post-graduate programme in the field of Social Sciences. [-]

Master in Applied Sociology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the Master Study Programme in Applied Sociology is to provide its graduates with complex theoretical and research competencies that would allow them to react and to adapt to the needs of the rapidly changing [+]

Unique Features The aim of the Master Study Programme in Applied Sociology is to provide its graduates with complex theoretical and research competencies that would allow them to react and to adapt to the needs of the rapidly changing societies and successfully continue with an academic or vocational career. The Programme is designed in line with major social developments taking place in contemporary societies. Majority of the Programme teachers are active scholars involved in various local and international research projects and expert activities. The teachers’ research fields correspond to the subjects they teach. This creates the framework of opportunities for the students to join the research activities in the particular sphere, and acquire the research and presentational skills. Access Requirements The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent. Career Opportunities Graduates of Applied Sociology programme will be able to work: - in social research centres, public opinion and market research institutions, and public administration; - organisational work in private and public institutions and non-governmental organizations; - in science and education institutions; - in advertising and public relations agencies; - in various spheres of media; - in cultural institutions; - in international organizations and foundations for development, public health, tourism and recreation, and humanitarian aid; Graduates of Applied Sociology may continue studies in PhD studies in sociology. [-]

Master of Social Work

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities: continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Kaunas in Lithuania. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able to: - develop social work research and produce social work knowledge; - analyse the mission and objectives of contemporary social work in the local and global context promoting human rights and social justice; - reflect the integrity of theory, practice and ethics in social work process; - analyse the interrelations between social policy, social structures and resources and design social projects; - critically analyse interactions between social worker and client and perform interventions in complex situations; - apply social work intervention methods emphasising participation of clients in the change process; - understand the principles, methods and restrictions of social worker activity in organisation and community; - reflect the learning and professional experience, professional relations in organisations and continue learning independently, developing social work profession. Career Opportunities Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities: - continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social sciences programs; - to work as a managers and as a superior social workers in social security, education, healthcare, law institutions: social support departments in municipalities, social services centres, residential care institutions, day-care and community centres, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, colleges, social research organizations. Program graduates are able to plan, organize and manage social services; design and implement national and international social work programs and projects; carry out social research; implement preventive programs; teach in social work programs; develop social workers` competences; plan, implement and evaluate intervention process working with individuals, groups, families and communities. [-]

Master in Social Anthropology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural [+]

Access Requirements The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in the fields of Social Sciences or Humanities. Unique Features Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural analysis and a mediator of socio-cultural encounters. Certificate in Intercultural Understanding (Southern Illinois University, USA) An international cooperation between VMU and Southern Illinois University (SIU) offers an op­portunity for MA in Social Anthropology students to attain the SIU Certificate in Intercultural Understanding. Students may complete the 24 ECTS credits of the Module of Study in Intercul­tural Understanding offered by the Department of Anthropology, SIU, by taking a total of four courses given at VMU campus as part of their degree studies. The Certificate from SIU is issued alongside their Master degree from VMU. Competencies Acquired The MA Degree in Social Anthropology will enable the student to: - carry out empirical research based on qualitative methodology, applying participant observation and other anthropological fieldwork methods; - design and conduct research on socio-cultural encounters between different global, transnational, national, regional and local development perspectives, majority and minority interests in conditions of social change, social mobility, and multiculturalism; - address, both politically and practically, problems arising from socio-cultural differences as well as monitor stigmatized and/or marginalized and other segregated groups representing the interests of these groups in intercultural mediation; - mediate in the fields of national and international cooperation by developing strategies and programmes for the implementation of sustainable development in education, public health, culture, ethnic relations, environment and cultural heritage management. Career Opportunities This Programme is primarily geared towards the student who plans to continue her/his graduate studies towards a Ph.D. in Anthropology or in Sociology (available at VMU at the Doctoral School in Sociology) or seeks career advancement in either private or public sectors in human resource development, international business, cultural resource management or work within various organizations as well as international, state and local governmental agencies, etc. Career opportunities include but are not limited to: - Project planner and manager; - Public policy researcher; - Cultural resources manager; - Cultural sustainability analyst; - Anthropological consultant to cross-cultural agencies; - Urban and rural development advisor; - Public health advisor; - Cultural heritage and sustainable development consultant; - Migration, refugee and ethnic minority problems’ analyst; - International (cultural, educational, public health, defense) organizations and nongovernmental agencies consultant. [-]

Master of Political Science: Social and Political Critique Studies

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The basic aim of the Master of Political Science: Social and Political Critical Studies programme is to equip students with skills to analyze social and political processes in a way that not only reflects their political and social realities... [+]

Master of Political Science: Social and Political Critical Studies

The basic aim of the programme is to equip students with skills to analyze social and political processes in a way that not only reflects their political and social realities, but which examines and cares for the human self-expression and existence manifest in these processes.

The steps to achieving the goals of the program are: analysis of social and political processes; analysis and conveyance in scholarly form of the intellectual (social, political, artistic, philosophical) traditions of various Central and Eastern European countries; teaching social and political theses formulation, essay and scientific articles writing and criticism, as well as to foster debate and dialogue amongst all the program’s participants; inducement to creative combine personal social and political experiences of students with already existing bodies of social and political criticism; conversance with trends in contemporary social, political, and economic thought and methods; development of student abilities for creative thinking, innovative expression, and original scientific research; preparation of public intellectuals and citizens capable of significant social and political contributions to society-graduates who will help guarantee the free development of democratic society; provision of teaching and research opportunities for permanent faculty and visiting professors in their respective fields of study.... [-]


Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates of the Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies programme will have a possibility to work in different state, nongovernmental and private institutions such as public institutions [+]

Programme of Graduate Studies: East Asia Region Studies

Students are able to analyze political processes in Asia countries; knows theoretical models and their practical applications for examining regional political and economic phenomena. A graduate is able to identify, analyze, evaluate, foresee the main tendencies of political and economic processes in the East Asia region; is competent to analyze political processes in different countries in the regional context.

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 ... [-]