Master's Degree in Sociology in Kaunas in Lithuania

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Sociology

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Sociology is a field of study that aims to understand how societies and the structures and institutions that govern them operate. Topics such as social class, relationships between civilizations, and history are often included in the curriculum.

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 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 [+]

Masters in Sociology in Kaunas in Lithuania. 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 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 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 [+]

Masters in Sociology in Kaunas in Lithuania. 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.... [-]