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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.

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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. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania 2017. 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’s degree in European Union International Relations

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. [+]

European Union International Relations Master’s degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/european-union-international-relations Academic mobility & internship opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Just few universities-partners of the programme are Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), University of Graz (Austria), University of Padova (Italy), University of Crete (Crete). Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally to study plan (in summer between the 1st and 2nd year or as a part of Research projects). The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania or abroad using Erasmus+, IAESTE, AIESEC, ISIEC, P4V, etc. academic mobility programmes and designated scholarship. Graduates’ internships are offered as well. The main partners and international organizations are Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, European Parliament, European Commission, etc. Graduate careers Graduates are welcome Lithuania and municipal institutions, EU Member States and third countries in the management bodies, the EU institutions, bodies and agencies, international organizations and the EU diplomatic missions, international markets, NGOs, associations and companies. Application and admission requirements Academic Requirements Applications are submitted online on http://apply.ktu.edu and all requested documents must be uploaded onto the electronic application form. University Bachelor (a minimum of a 3 years) degree certificate and its supplement (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified); Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject; Research activities, articles are not required but gives higher entry score. Entry score is calculated where the weight in % of each entry subject is as follows: 70% CGPA 20% Research activities, articles, if any 10% Motivation (skype interview) proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent, motivation letter followed by skype interview, digital photo, notary verified copy of passport or ID (for the EU citizens only). For transfer students additionally: original academic transcript of ongoing education at university and the description of taken courses. Programme qualification requirement: Bachelor in Bachelor’s degree (preferably in social sciences) Application deadline EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June The admission offer is given within 10 days after full submission of online application and motivation interview if requested (except for those who apply for state funded places). Fees and scholarships Tuition fee EU citizens and citizens with Lithuanian origin: Lithuania provides free of charge studies for EU citizens based on study field quota and competition therefore all EU citizens and those whose parents or grandparents hold Lithuanian citizenship once are encouraged to apply for state funded places. Application deadline is 10 July. Those who have lower entry score but still meet minimum entry requirements may study as fee payers. Non-EU citizens: 3500 EUR / year. Scholarships and discounts KTU may award scholarships for applicants with outstanding qualifications and for good academic results throughout studies (for all citizens). KTU also acknowledges possible grants from your home institutions and/or other relevant foundations/organisations. Special discounts are applied for the EU-candidate countries citizens (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey). More information on admissions.ktu.edu Living costs The cost of living depends on individual habits and lifestyle (food, entertainment, travelling, hygiene, services, etc.). Books and other study materials are provided by university. KTU offers accommodation in KTU residencies (monthly rates vary from EUR 50 to 140). Overall estimated cost of living per month is ~EUR 450. Key facts Study language: English Duration: 1.5 years (120 ECTS), Delivery mode: on campus (Kaunas, Lithuania) Studies commence: 1st September Mode of studies: full time Application deadline: EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June [-]

Master’s Degree in Communication for International Relations (MICRI)

International University of Languages and Media
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master’s degree in Communication for international relations (MICRI) trains communications professionals with specific training leading to work opportunities in the international field, in public or private organisations. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania 2017. The Master’s degree in Communication for international relations (MICRI) trains communications professionals with specific training leading to work opportunities in the international field, in public or private organisations. 1st level University Master’s degree in Communication for international relations (MICRI) The MICRI Master’s degree is a 1st level postgraduate master’s degree aimed at young graduates and communications professionals, and offers high quality training for work opportunities in the international field. The study path, with a very high profile teaching body both academically and professionally, takes place over 12 months (annually) and features a combination of theoretical training and practical experience: six months of in-week formal lessons with compulsory attendance, in Italian and English, laboratory activities and individual study sessions. Following the class-based experience, and to complete the training cycle, students take part in a placement of 300 hours in an international company or organisation, in Italy or abroad. With the Milan Master’s degree in Communication (MICRI) you will become an international communications professional! For a future in business or in commercial activities overseas, in journalism, diplomatic and consular representation or in the field of international organisation and cooperation. Master Objective The Master in “Communication for International Relations” (MICRI) is an unique post graduate program in Italy, as it aims to fill the gap in the field of intercultural communication education within the European academic scenario. MICRI turns to students who have a special flair for communication and interpersonal relationships and who are also interested in politics, economics and multicultural processes: The Master in “Communication for international relations” is a one year postgraduate degree course which aims to: Develop a critical and analytical understanding of the new global context, by examining current globalization trends, with relation to the realities offered by media and communication; Offer students a challenging high qualified university environment with a strong link to the national and international communication environment. Offer a cross study approach of different subjects that allow the development of specific interests in the numerous fields of communication; Offer a high level background in order to enter the world of employment in any country of the world; Allow the student to be part of an intercultural group of students and lecturers enabling a free and dynamic exchange of ideas; Introduce students to high level national and international careers. A basic requirement for all international students, in order to be admitted to an Italian University Master Course, is that they hold a college or university degree equivalent to a three-year first level University Italian degree (in Humanistic, Legal, Economic and Social subject) and that have successfully completed the equivalent number of years of education as an Italian graduate: at least 15 years of study (from primary school to university graduation). Master program Master Degree Course in International Relations MICRI lasts 12 months, including 6 months of full-time front courses, that take place during the week, self-study sessions and a Study Tour to U.S., in Washington DC and New York. After the class experience, the student goes through a 300-hour training course (minimum required), to complete the educational program and has to discuss a final Project Work. Study tour to Washington D.C. and New York The 11th Edition of the Master degree course in “Communication for International Relations” includes a Study Tour to Washington DC and New York. The Study Tour to U.S. is the ideal place to get in touch with current international affairs: nowadays Washington and New York are the main centers for politics and international affairs as location of International Organizations (as Monetary Fund, The World Bank, UN Palace), lobbying firms and International Universities. The Master will provide flights and accommodation. Lessons The Master in Italy MICRI’s academic program is divided into 5 teaching modules, held by IULM University professors as well as experts and professionals from the International Relations field (administrative and executive officials working for ministry and government circles). The academic program will include class sessions, workshops, simulations and a Study Tour in Washington DC and New York. Our Master Degree Courses in International Relations are 60% in English and 40% in Italian. They take place from Monday to Friday and require compulsory attendance. The student is required to attend at least 80% of the total hours of each individual module. Didactical Modules I Fundamentals of International Relations Elements of political and economic geography International history from 1890 Structure of international society Strategic aspects of international relationships International public law Political philosophy II Management of International Communication International finance and economics Company management International marketing and advertising Elements of political and social communication Work Psychology III Tools of International Communication Social responsibility and communication Strategy of cultural communication of international processes Basic knowledge of lobbying and public affairs Communication for development Web communication & digital new media International journalism IV Case Studies Conferences with valid experts relating the content of their professional experiences shall be an integral part of the course and students shall be required to follow up on such events carrying out analyses and in-depth studies. V Simulation lab Stage: At the end of this training there will be an internship in national or foreign offices and organizations, in the field of international communication and relations. Project work: At the end of the Master, students will need to draft a final project work about a topic previously agreed upon with professors, followed by a presentation and discussion in the presence of a representative committee of the Master’s faculty Internship The internship can take place in corporate offices, international and national public administrative institutions, either abroad or in Italy. The internship is assigned by the Course Director as part of the academic program, on the base of each student’s attitudes and skills. Internships are to last at least 300 hours given that they are one of the main parts of the didactic course and are to be undertaken between June and December. MICRI Master communication: Admission enquiries and fees Master MICRI dates Master opening: November 7, 2016 Master closure: December 2017 Application definitive deadline: October 31, 2016 Admissions requirements Admittance examinations to the master in Communication for International Relations MICRI will be held from May to October 2016, in Milan. Candidates will be evaluated strictly focusing on inclinations and personal attitudes, ability to work in groups and to communicate actively, in order to create a strongly motivated team. A basic requirement for all international students, in order to be admitted to an Italian University Master Course, is that they hold a college or university degree equivalent to a three-year first level University Italian degree and that have successfully completed the equivalent number of years of education as an Italian graduate: at least 15 years of study (from primary school to university graduation). Compulsory: very good knowledge of Italian and English language. Application process The application process is made up of 4 stages: On line applications (see below) Pre-enrolment fee: a payment of a € 100,00 admission fee is required (pre-enrolment fee), this amount will be deductible from the first installment applied upon enrolment. No refund will be due if candidates should not proceed to enrolment or should they not pass the selection. Required documentation sent to: Università IULM, Segreteria Studenti (see below) Interview with the Master scientific board. After having proceeded with the application, the applicant will be contacted to be informed of his/her eligibility to continue the selection process to the final phase (last stage of evaluation), which will consist of an interview with the master scientific board. On line application Applications can be submitted through: http://servizionline.iulm.it/ You have to register first, and then access to your personal area, get into “segreteria” and then “preiscrizioni". The application is confirmed only after: The on-line registration of the student has been completed (http://servizionline.iulm.it/). The Application form, printable after having completed the on line pre-enrolment registration, is called “dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione”. It certifies the bachelor degree achieved and the given exams and it has status of legal declaration in Italy (called self-certification); Pre- enrolment fee payment has been credited on University account (this usually takes at least 4 week days). This payment must be done through the payment form, printable after having completed the application (MAV); Having sent the following required documentation: application form (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione) a copy of the identity card or passport a copy of pre- enrolment fee payment receipt; curriculum vitae a copy of degree certificate with academic transcript providing a comprehensive list of examinations taken (or if students have not graduated yet, academic transcript providing a comprehensive list of examinations taken); Optional: certificate of Italian and English knowledge (IELTS or TOEFL) All these documents should be delivered by mail, through recorded delivery letter with advice of delivery to the person concerned to: Università IULM, Segreteria Studenti, Ufficio Master – Via Carlo Bo, 1– 20143, Milano. Tuition fee Tuition fee for EU- students: 10.560 € Application tax €100,00 (cut of from I enrollment fee) Tuition fee for NON-EU students: 12.672 € [-]

Master of Social Work

Klaipeda University
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda + 1 more

A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the... [+]

Master of Social Work A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the optimization of social integration of social risk groups, such as disabled people. Moreover, the holder of the Master’s degree has strengthened social and personal competence, significant for the professional and scientific activities (such as creativity, initiative, social responsibility, and meta-learning). Key learning outcomes 1. Knowledge and understanding 2. Intellectual abilities 3. Practical abilities and skills 4. General transferable abilities and skills Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Level 7 qualifications grant a possibility to realize oneself in the professional field of Social Work; to take administrative jobs related to the strategies of social services development and project writing, and to work in different social institutions rendering social services (to family, groups, communities) by providing the process with professional innovations and team work strategies. Access to further studies Access to the third cycle studies 1 semester Integrated Special Course (S000M239) Scientific Research Work 1 (S000M054) Networks of Social Institutions in the Community (S000M002) Interdisciplinary Studies of Sociopsychological Problems (S000M009) Social Work Research Methodology (S000M126) 2 semester Scientific Research Work 2 (S000M079) Social Policy (S000M284) Technologies of Socio-Cultural Work in a Community (S000M281) Lithuanian Society and Politics (S170M010) 3 semester Planning and Administration of Social Programmes (S000M114) Supervision in Social Work (S000M024) Scientific Research Work 3 (S000M168) Modern Social Theories (S000M075) 4 semester Scientific Theses of Master Degree (S000M062) Models of Dealing with Ethical Problems in a Community (S000M053) Qualitative Social Research Methodology (S000M147) Human and Social Enviroment (S000M103) Case Management (S000M059) Human Rights and Social Justice (S000M279) Qualitative Social Research Methodology (S000M147) Human and Social Enviroment (S000M103) Models of Dealing with Ethical Problems in a Community (S000M053) Case Management (S000M059) Human Rights and Social Justice (S000M279) Examination regulations, assessment and grading The University applies cumulative grading in order to ensure objective evaluation, active students’ participation during the semester and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. Cumulative grading final evaluation consists of interim course assignments (test, individual work, paper, laboratory work defence, and etc.) and final exam grades. If the student fails the interim course assignments and does not make to transition grade−minimal grade of determined interim course assessments−he is not allowed to take the final exam. Each study programme is completed by defending final thesis (project) and (or) taking final exams. [-]

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 [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania 2017. 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 [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania 2017. 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 [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania 2017. 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 ... [-]

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 [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania 2017. 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 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 [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania 2017. 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. [-]