Master of Diplomacy and International Relations

General

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Program Description

Unique Features

The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared and organized with the 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 program 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 analyze 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 labor market.

The ability to learn independently, and apply this ability in following and evaluating relevant international events.

To obtain familiarity with the high culture of professional thinking.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the possibility to work in a 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.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Ranked in QS World University Rankings as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wid ... Read More

Ranked in QS World University Rankings as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programs) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad. VMU offers Bachelor and Master degree programs, which are entirely taught in English. Every semester university gathers the colorful international community, which unites representatives from nearly 60 countries around the world. Read less