Master's Degree in Vilnius Lithuania

Top Masters Programs in Vilnius Lithuania 2017

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Vilnius can be described in many ways; charming, mysterious, or eccentric, to name a few. This multinational city with a long and rich history has been named a World Heritage site as Europe’s largest baroque old town. Students that choose a Master in Vilnius will find no shortage of activities, such as exploring the many cultural and historical sites, churches, cathedrals, castles, art districts, museums, as well as excellent restaurants and cafes.

Many Master in Vilnius programs are taught from an international perspective, not only providing students with a well-rounded education, but also providing important international experience that future employers will value. Master in Vilnius programs take a minimum of one year of full-time study to complete and there are also part-time and online study options. Some examples of Master in Vilnius degrees that students can pursue are economics, finance, public policy, business, and international relations, among several others.

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Master’s Degree in International Communication (MIC)

International University of Languages and Media
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. The Master’s degree in International Communication (MIC) is a postgraduate programme entirely in English lasting 18 months and aimed at graduates in the communication disciplines or related subjects. By attending the MIC Master’s degree course you will be able to study in different universities all over Europe and thus obtain dual recognition. The MIC is a full-time programme lasting 3 semesters. The first semester (Professionalising Communication) has a core curriculum in which you will get training on the basic tools of communication, and takes place in one of the three partner universities. The second semester (Communication Professional in Context) is oriented towards specialisation and is held in another of the partner universities. The specialisation depends on the programme offered by the university chosen for the second semester. The third semester involves writing a thesis, under the joint supervision of the two partner universities. The certificate awarded on completion of the study path consists in a double recognition: a Master’s degree from each of the two partner universities and an overall certificate from the consortium. The three European universities which, with IULM, take part in the Hofstede Geert Consortium are: Metropolitan University (Leeds); Universitas Vilnensis (Vilnius); Hanze University Groningen. The MIC trains international communications professionals who are capable of working in a multicultural context and of anticipating global changes. Experts and consultants in Corporate Communication, International Media Relations, Public Relations, Intercultural Relations and European Public Affairs. Core Programme The first semester introduces you to the full breadth of the profession. You can study your first semester at either Leeds Beckett University, Vilnius University, or Hanze University of Applied Sciences, where you will follow the core modules for the master. Specialisation Programme Each of the consortium universities has a specific perspective of the International Communication's topic, and specialises in certain areas. You may choose the university that fits best your professional and personal goals. Hanze University of Applied Sciences The Issues Manager: The effective management of public affairs shapes public policy, public perception and public acceptance. How can public affairs/communication strategies be used as tools for dealing with public issues and be applied to exert influence and gain an advantage? This course provides the opportunity to research and plan a major project and make a public presentation and a defence to a client in a consultancy role. The trusted advisor: Knowing how to conduct evidence-based research makes one a trusted advisor. This project focusses on applied communication research, specifically the empiric and analytical phase of research, in solving grand societal issues. This course provides the opportunity to perform as a researcher and to apply modern (online) research tools and learn to develop simple and concrete metaphors that help people to organise information on issues in new ways. The engager: An organisation working internationally needs its employees to be interculturally competent. In this course you will learn how to train others and how to manage international projects within the context of a development cooperation. For this course, we work together with the Hanze Centre for Development Cooperation. Leeds Beckett University Public relations skills: This specialisation helps you become more employable in public relations by developing their competence and confidence. With a focus on writing and professional skills, you will develop writing tactics necessary for crafting and delivering communication messages via traditional and social media. You will develop PR consultancy and managerial skills, including crisis management and the role of creativity in communication management. Communication audits: A thorough and effective communication audit ensures an organisation is using the best possible communication channels available. While gaining invaluable insight into the process, you will be challenged to offer creative proposals for improving communication processes and to critically evaluate the recommendations for the client. Digital communication management: New media is rapidly re-shaping the communication industry. The aim of this specialisation is to develop a deeper understanding of new media, in theory and practice, and to critically analyse the implications for corporate communications. IULM University Development and communication: What does it take to become a communication professional in the field of development cooperation? You will develop a critical understanding of communication theory and the practical application of media in development contexts for international organisations and/or NGOs working together with developing nations. Public affairs and advocacy: Explore the art and craft of the lobbying profession. You will be immersed in the strategies, tactics, methods, techniques, regulations, and ethics of those who advocate public policy options to public officials. Social responsibility and communication: Social responsibility is one of the major focus areas of today. What is the role of the communication professional in relation to social responsibility? How can an organisation implement a socially responsible philosophy with the support of its stakeholders? Vilnius University Crisis Management and Communication: An organisation must prepare for the unexpected. The way in which an organisation responds to the unforeseen can save or even damage its reputation. You will focus on how to plan for a crisis and develop the skills needed to handle a crisis effectively. International Communication Campaigns: This specialisation provides you with theoretical knowledge about communication campaigns, implemented in the international arena. You will get a clear understanding of Intercultural communication aspects that are important in planning, organising and implementing communication campaigns. Scientific Research: This specialisation aims to expand and deepen students’ knowledge and skills in scientific research. This includes developing the capacity to assess scientific work to address both theoretical and practical scientific problems, to develop the ability to find reliable sources and the capacity to analyse scientific literature, as well as articulate findings, scientific reasoning and discussion. Public Diplomacy: The course gives the overview of the public diplomacy as means for foreign policy implementation. It also aims to develop students‘ understanding and ability to analyse how current means of communication influence the traditional diplomacy and determines foreign policy methods; whether and how the public diplomacy is employed by governments to achieve their foreign policy goals. Graduate profile Graduates of the MIC are interculturally competent communication professionals able to work in a global context from a European Perspective. They anticipate change and are able to create, offer and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to problems from the professional field at a senior managerial or consultancy level.A few examples of what could be on your business card after graduation: Account executive PR & Communications specialist Project Manager Digital Strategist and Community Manager Social Media Consultant Global Brand Management PR & Marketing Coordinator Senior International Relations Officer Intercultural Trainer Entry requirements Bachelor’s degree in related fields: communication, humanities, social sciences, business, management, linguistics; Extensive work experience in related fields may also be considered. A certificate of proof of a sufficient proficiency in the English language: either IELTS with an overall result of 6.5 and no subscores below 5.5 or TOEFL ibt total of 90 with minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing. Your IELTS or TOEFL must not be older than two years. Required documents for admissions MIC application form Certified/legalised copy of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts/grade lists Certified/legalised sworn translations of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts/grade lists (if they are not in English). The translation of your diploma and transcripts need to meet the following 4 criteria’s on every translated page: Full name and signature of the translator. Translator’s contact. Date of translation. A sentence confirming that it is an accurate translation of the original document. IELTS or TOEFL iBT certificate Two letters of reference (for instructions, please see MIC application form page 6) Letter of motivation of approximately 500 words (for instructions, please see MIC application form page 4) Curriculum Vitae Copy of your passport [-]

Master International Communication

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. [+]

Master International Communication: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mic Welcome to the Master in International Communication This double degree programme is offered in association with the Geert Hofstede Consortium. Four universities, all specialising in corporate communication and public relations in an international, professional context, have joined forces to form the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The consortium offers a unique joint master's programme in International Communication (MIC). The programme is a full-time study over three semesters (90 EC). You will study at two universities, with the possibility to study in the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Lithuania. Graduates receive two degrees and a certificate from the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The Master in International Communication (MIC) is a joint programme developed in close cooperation between the Geert Hofstede Consortium partners:​ Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands IULM University, Milan, Italy Vilnius University, Lithuania Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom The Master International Communication (MIC) is an ambitious programme for those who aspire to an international career in communication. Whether you have recently graduated or are currently working, the MIC prepares you for a career as a communication practitioner in senior managerial or consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of an organisation. Educational concept The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. Core programme The first semester introduces you to the full breadth of the profession. What are the roles and responsibilities of the communication professional in an organisation from a strategic perspective? Which main functional areas are there? How does culture influence communication? What is the relationship between the organisation and its international and intercultural environment? All assignments and projects focus on sustainability. Specialisations During the second semester you will complete a number of specialisations from one of the consortium universities of your choice. The specialisations change according to what is happening in the professional field. Hanze UAS, Groningen offers the specialisations the Issues Manager, Media Analytics & Global Societal Challenges and Big Date & Visualization, Intercultural Training & Project Management. The dissertation You must demonstrate mastery of those competences required to obtain the title Master in International Communication. You will choose a professional role and analytically solve a problem for an outside client (working in-house or as a consultant). The result of this project will be based on applied research and the use of an appropriate methodology. Every problem requires a solution from an international or intercultural perspective. One programme, two degrees The 90 ECTS study programme allows you to study at two consortium partner universities. Each of these will award you a master's degree. You will also receive a consortium certificate stating that you succesfully completed an international joint master's programme, developed with the support of the European Union. All degrees are fully accredited. Graduation profile As a graduate of the Master in International Communication you will be an interculturally competent communication professional able to work in a global context. You will be able to anticipate changes and develop, implement and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to communication issues. As a graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to work at managerial or consultancy level. Career prospects Nearly all MIC graduates have found a job either during or shortly after their graduation project. Graduates have found jobs as public relations managers, corporate communications consultants, marketing & communications heads and brand directors. Companies where our graduates have found positions include Google, Edelman PR, Ogilvy Group, Walt Disney, Hewlett Packard, IBM and ABN Amro bank. Entry requirements Bachelor’s degree in related fields: communication, humanities, social sciences, business, management, linguistics; Extensive work experience in related fields may also be considered. A certificate of proof of a sufficient proficiency in the English language: either IELTS with an overall result of 6.5 and no subscores below 5.5 or TOEFL ibt total of 90 with minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing. Your IELTS or TOEFL must not be older than two years. [-]

Master in International Business Economics and Management

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

A world-class education offered in international business economics and management, now offering dual degrees in Poland and Italy. [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. The Master in International Business Economics and Management at Vilnius University offers a possibility for the best students who select International Business Economics to obtain a second degree with University of Parma by extending their studies for the fourth semester. New in 2016 - Second degree partnership with Wroclaw Economic University, Poland now available. The programme has a great success, and we are attracting an increasing number of diverse students. The programme proposes two distinct concentrations. One is geared towards International Business Economics, and the other towards International Management. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and has to demonstrate that he or she has collected no less than 30 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other social sciences. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of relevant grades recorded in the transcript of the student’s academic record. Priority will be given to students with more courses and/or higher grades in management and business administration. All applicants have to prove their English proficiency. For those who have no background in business administration or economics we offer Pre-master courses. They are designed for students who feel they need extra background in the basics of economics and business before proceeding to more advanced courses. [-]

Master in Computer Modeling

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The Computer Modelling programme ensures to use computer modelling technologies and participate in their development, to imply the generation and analysis of hypotheses and ideas, scientific, empirical and applied [+]

The Computer Modelling programme ensures to use computer modelling technologies and participate in their development, to imply the generation and analysis of hypotheses and ideas, scientific, empirical and applied research, interpretation of results, to develop research and analytical skills, professional ethics code, to generate reports. Constant improvement is determined by the specific character of the study program, as reaction to the fast changes of technological development, which causes improvements of various kind, by adding courses of cloud computing, of images and signal processing, of web services, etc. Students will gain knowledge according to curricula, as well as skills to research work, including HPC (high performance computing), Grid/ Cloud computing, also using supercomputer. The final stage of studies will include research done for master thesis and it’s defence. [-]

Master in Econometrics

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Students can specialize in the theory - or applications-oriented study mode [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. Students can specialize in the theory - or applications-oriented study mode. Students can participate in ERASMUS and other international students’ exchange programmes with leading universities in the field of econometrics. Lecturers are actively involved in research at the international level with an extensive experience in applied projects. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (at least 5 credits) Probability Theory and Statistics (at least 5 credits or at least 10 credits of maths subjects) Basics of Econometrics (at least 5 credits). Admission rules The applicants will be admitted to the program according their grades during bachelor degree studies. Also we require for applicants to provide with application the names and contacts (e-mail address, phone) of two persons from their universities who can recommend the applicant for master studies in Econometrics. [-]

Master in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The team of professors of the programme led by the member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences V. Paulauskas include both [+]

The team of professors of the programme led by the member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences V. Paulauskas include both highly qualified scholars and practicioners of insurance (the associated professor G. Bakštys is chielf actuary of ERGO Life Insurance SE). Masters in financial and actuarial mathematics can work as actuaries, financial specialists and consultants, risk managers in insurance companies, banks, investment or pension funds, consult bureaux, etc. SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA The applicant must have either the bachelor's degree in financial and actuarial mathematics, or the bachelor's degree in other disciplines, provided that he/she has sufficient prerequisites. Prerequisite courses Microeconomics and macroeconomics (at least 4 ECTS credits). Probability theory (including random process theory) and mathematical statistics (at least 8 ECTS credits). Other disciplines of mathematics (at least 20 ECTS credits). Basics of financial and actuarial mathematics (at least 10 ECTS credits). Admission rules The applicants will be admitted to the program according their grades during bachelor degree studies. Also we require for applicants to provide with application the names and contacts (e-mail address, phone) of two persons from their universities who can recommend the applicant for master studies in actuarial and financial mathematics. [-]

Master in Russian Studies (Literature, Linguistics, Culture)

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The programme builds on a previously completed four-year BA programme in any philology and defended BA thesis and Russian language [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme builds on a previously completed four-year BA programme in any philology and defended BA thesis and Russian language level C1. Candidates who do not have a mark for a BA thesis and/or Russian language level C1 take an entrance examination. Facts Qualification awarded: RUSISTICS Level: Master Study field: Philology Scope of programme (ECTS): 120 Language of instruction: Russian Length of programme (years): 2 years Tuition fee per year: 2000 EUR [-]

Master in English Studies (Literature, Linguistics, Culture)

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The second-cycle English Studies Programme is unique in the Baltic States. It covers three aspects of study: literatures written in the English language, English linguistics and culture of English-speaking countries [+]

The second-cycle English Studies Programme is unique in the Baltic States. It covers three aspects of study: literatures written in the English language, English linguistics and culture of English-speaking countries, mainly, the United Kingdom, Canada, USA and Ireland. The three components are interrelated; however, students are provided with an array of optional courses, which helps them narrow down their area of study to one aspect, if they are inclined to do so. The language of instruction is English. The programme is offered for those have completed their first-cycle university studies. The programme is taught in four semesters; it is completed by defending an MA thesis written in a selected field of study. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants for this master's programme should have at least a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent in a field related to the desired Master's Degree. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose primary language of instruction of their bachelor‘s programme completed was not English are required to prove their English proficiency by submitting the results: - IELTS score: 6.5 - TOEFL score: 560 (paper based) or 90 (iBT internet –based test) - CAE certificate (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) - CPE certificate (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency) - ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) [-]

Master in Marketing Analysis

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and has to demonstrate that he or she has collected no less than 30 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and has to demonstrate that he or she has collected no less than 30 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other social sciences. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of relevant grades recorded in the transcript of the student’s academic record. Priority will be given to students with more courses and/or higher grades in management and business administration. All applicants have to prove their English proficiency. Facts Qualification awarded: Master's degree in Marketing Level: Master Study field: Marketing Scope of programme (ECTS): 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Length of programme (years): 2 years Tuition fee per year: 2600 EUR (EU citizens)/ 3400 EUR (non-EU citizens) [-]

Master in Finance

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

This programme is among the most popular Master programmes for the study candidates. The programme received positive evaluations [+]

This programme is among the most popular Master programmes for the study candidates. The programme received positive evaluations from the international accreditation expert team. This is the basis that allows opening the opportunities to join the programme for English-speaking students. The programme Finance welcomes students, proficient in English and willing to acquire finance management skills from Lithuania and other countries. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and has to demonstrate that he or she has collected no less than 30 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other social sciences. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of relevant grades recorded in the transcript of the student’s academic record. Priority will be given to students with more courses and/or higher grades in management and business administration. All applicants have to prove their English proficiency. [-]

Master in Economic Analysis and Planning

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

In recent semesters, students from different countries were brought into the same classroom at Vilnius University, adding to cross-cultural [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. In recent semesters, students from different countries were brought into the same classroom at Vilnius University, adding to cross-cultural exchange and sharing of different economic practices. SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and has to demonstrate that he or she has collected no less than 30 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other social sciences. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of relevant grades recorded in the transcript of the student’s academic record. Priority will be given to students with more courses and/or higher grades in economics. All applicants have to prove their English proficiency. [-]

Master in Marketing and Integrated Communication

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and has to demonstrate that he or she has collected no less than 30 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and has to demonstrate that he or she has collected no less than 30 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other social sciences. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of relevant grades recorded in the transcript of the student’s academic record. Priority will be given to students with more courses and/or higher grades in management and business administration. All applicants have to prove their English proficiency. PRE-MASTER COURSES For those who have no sufficient background in management, business administration or economics, we offer Pre-master courses. They are designed for students who feel they need extra background in the basics of economics and business before proceeding to more advanced courses. [-]

Master in Eastern European and Russian Studies

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

How did Gorbachev win a Nobel peace prize? Is 200 km of tarmac all [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. How did Gorbachev win a Nobel peace prize? Is 200 km of tarmac all that separates Vilnius and Minsk? What do oranges, roses and jeans have in common? What does “prihvatizatsya” mean? Does “Pussy Riot” really belong in jail? The Eastern European and Russian studies programme is devised to help you find the answers to these and many more other questions. And on top of that it will provide you with deep and comprehensive knowledge about the region - its political, economic and cultural particularities, and develop your academic and analytical skills that will enable you to analyse, evaluate and assess key political and social processes within this dynamic and exciting region. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDIES After you find out the difference between glastnost and perestroika, what will you be able to achieve? Our graduates have found a number of different possibilities: some pursue their careers as civil servants in public administration institutions and diplomatic service. Others work as analysts and experts in the international organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector in Lithuania and abroad. And just in case you wish to spread your knowledge and learn even more as a graduate of the Eastern and Central European studies you will have access to the third cycle (doctoral studies). ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - To apply for this programme you need a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Social Science or Humanities. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of your academic report. - To join us you need to be proficient in English, therefore minimum 70 of TOEFL (iBT) or 525 (pBT) or 5.5 of IELTS score is required. Note: if your mother tongue is English and/or if you have a university degree in English you will be exempt from providing an English language test score. [-]

Master in International Communication

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

International Communication studies prepare students for active involvement and diverse careers in marketing, communication, public relations at international organizations from established corporations to agile [+]

International Communication studies prepare students for active involvement and diverse careers in marketing, communication, public relations at international organizations from established corporations to agile start-ups, as well as freelance employment as communication consultants. The programme aims for involve the area of public diplomacy as well. The study programme enhances knowledge in corporate communication, provides experience with international and intercultural environments, improves communication skills and creates a solid professional foundation for the communication expert of the 21st century in private and public sectors. The purpose of the International Communication studies is to deepen knowledge in corporate communication in international and intercultural environment, improve skills for communication competence and create an understanding of possibilities for professional activities in a wide variety of institutions. The students who graduated the programme become actively involved in the labour market, taking jobs of various levels and carrying out activities in marketing, communication, and public relations departments of international organisations as well as freelance communication specialists. SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Each applicant is required to have a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Social Science or Humanities. The selection criteria are based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of the student’s academic report. Priority will be given to students with more courses and/or higher grades in communication. All applicants have to prove their English proficiency. [-]

LLM: International and European Union Law

Vilnius University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The Faculty of Law at Vilnius University is the oldest and most prestigious law school in the country [+]

Masters 2017 in Vilnius Lithuania. WHY MASTER STUDIES OF LAW AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY? The Faculty of Law at Vilnius University is the oldest and most prestigious law school in the country and one of the best in the region. Each year 300 Masters of Laws graduate from our university and are particularly welcome by employers. The LL.M. programme at Vilnius University is an officially registered full-time university study programme; upon its completion, a student will acquire the European-wide recognized qualification of the Master of Laws. The languages of instruction of the LL.M. programme are English and/or Russian. Professors of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University have gained significant experience in international and the European Union law as a result of their active involvement and participation in the implementation of international and the European Union law in Lithuania. They are distinguished experts in the legal specificity of Western Europe as well as Central and Eastern Europe. SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA The programme is designed for persons who have obtained a recognized qualification of a Bachelor of Laws or an equivalent qualification of a jurist from institutions of higher education outside the territory of the Republic of Lithuania. The procedure of admission is competitive; it is based on the candidate’s application supported by required documents. Proficiency in Russian or English (depending on the group) is required to ensure proper participation in lectures, workshops and seminars, sufficient skills for reading relevant literature and normative acts and for essay writing. Applications are accepted throughout the year; however, the deadline for submission of application and preliminary documents for each academic year is May 1 (for EU citizens –June 15). The academic year starts in September. [-]