Master's Degree in Social Sciences in Lithuania

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Social Sciences

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.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

The Republic of Lithuania is the official name of the country. It is found in Northern part of Europe. Lithuania appreciates science and technology in their education system highly. It has the basic aspects of primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education. Lithuania is another leading country in the provision of arts, science, engineering as well as technological courses. Lithuania has faced several challenges in higher education the last years that led to the creation of 20 universities to enhance its accessibility.

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Master in Organizational Psychology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The study program Organizational Psychology is designed to prepare a psychologist capable of applying current knowledge and methods in psychology, research, consultation and counseling skills based on sound scientific and ethical principles that will promote psychosocial well-being and organizational effectiveness within the context of economic and social change. Upon completion of the program, a student is qualified a Master in Social Sciences, specializing in Organizational Psychology. [+]

The study program Organizational Psychology is designed to prepare a psychologist capable of applying current knowledge and methods in psychology, research, consultation and counseling skills based on sound scientific and ethical principles that will promote psychosocial well-being and organizational effectiveness within the context of economic and social change.

Upon completion of the program, a student is qualified a Master in Social Sciences, specializing in Organizational Psychology.

Competencies acquired

Upon completion of the program the graduates will have acquired the following competencies:

Describe, critically evaluate and apply modern psychological theories explaining the behavior of an organization, person or group; Evaluate and analyze the psychological aspects and problems of functioning of organizations; Carry out research on the basis of modern scientific methodology, to interpret the results properly, be able to present them appropriately, and give recommendations; Consult organizations on leadership, personnel management, an organization of work, career counseling and promotion of psychological well-being of employees; Elaborate and improve psychological intervention programs (personnel education, health maintenance, and promotion, team formation, employees’ adaptation, and socialization, etc.), provide help in their implementation and be able to evaluate their effectiveness; Work following Labour Law regulations and principles of professional ethics; Work individually and in teams, exchange information and professional experience. Career opportunities ... [-]

Master of Political Science: Diplomacy and International Relations

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Applied Sociology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 [+]

The programme of Applied Sociology is designed to prepare specialists capable of originally and independently analysing peculiarities and problems of the functioning of society at its various levels. Graduates will also be able to prepare and complete research projects on social problems, to define solutions for social problems and to implement them by applying contemporary sociological theories and methods. After completion of the programme of Applied Sociology, the master degree in sociology is granted.

Competencies acquired Competence to apply sociological theoretical models for the analysis of peculiarities of the functioning and development of society; Competence to identify social problems within various social institutions – economics, politics, family, law, education, religion, medicine (i.e. macro level) and at the level of individual relations (i.e. micro level); Competence to analyse social problems from the perspective of local and global processes; Competence to prepare and implement research projects on social problems; Competence to conduct empirical research by applying quantitative and qualitative methods of social research; Competence to process research data with the data analysis software; Competence to analyse and interpret the data of sociological research and prepare research reports; Competence to define solutions for social problems and possibilities to implement these solutions; Competence to consult governmental, non-governmental and private organizations about the development of human resources, organizational culture, communication and interest coordination between various minority groups and to evaluate the intellectual and social resources of these organisations; Competence to clearly and non-ambiguously provide logical and knowledgeable conclusions for the audiences of specialists and non-specialists. [-]

Master of Social Work

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities to continue studies in doctoral programs (Ph.D.) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social; to work as managers and as superior social workers in social security, education, healthcare, law institutions: social support departments in municipalities, social services centers, residential care institutions, day-care and community centers, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, colleges, social research organizations. [+]

Competencies Acquired

Graduates will be able to:

develop social work research and produce social work knowledge; analyze 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; analyze the interrelations between social policy, social structures, and resources and design social projects; critically analyze interactions between social worker and client and perform interventions in complex situations; apply social work intervention methods emphasizing the participation of clients in the change process; understand the principles, methods, and restrictions of social worker activity in organization and community; reflect the learning and professional experience, professional relations in organizations and continue learning independently, developing social work profession. Career Opportunities ... [-]

Master in Social Anthropology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 analysis and a mediator of socio-cultural encounters. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

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

The postgraduate programme of East Asia Region Studies (EARS) is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of East Asian contemporary politics and society. The programme is mainly concentrated on modern political, economic, social and cultural issues of East Asian countries, i.e. Korea, Japan and China, but also provides possibility for students to study region’s history, traditions and religions. The best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of VMU’s partner universities in East Asia.

Competencies acquired Knowledge of contemporary politics, economics and society of China, Japan and Korea. Ability to critically analyse East Asian and international political and economic processes. Understanding of changes and development trends of East Asian countries. Effective communication skills across East Asian cultures and audiences at a personal and professional level. Ability to use research, communication and evaluation methods and tools in educational, informational, consultation and other activities. [-]

Master in Social Work with Children and Youth (joint degree programme with Riga Stradins University, Latvia)

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

The programme is based on three main basic blocks: theory (45 ECTS), practice (9 ECTS) and research work (36 ECTS). Theory study block consists of 2 main parts. Compulsory study subjects are to prepare specialists who are aware of theoretical models of social work, European social policy tendencies, able to plan, coordinate and implement innovations into the field of social service policy in accordance with modern youth socialization features, successfully organize social work with different youth groups. [+]

The programme is based on three main basic blocks: theory (45 ECTS), practice (9 ECTS) and research work (36 ECTS). Theory study block consists of 2 main parts. Compulsory study subjects are to prepare specialists who are aware of theoretical models of social work, European social policy tendencies, able to plan, coordinate and implement innovations into the field of social service policy in accordance with modern youth socialization features, successfully organize social work with different youth groups.

Multiple – choice study subjects are devoted to the education of intercultural mediation competence that promotes dialog between different ethnic groups, enables to educate the society, especially youth, about other cultures. Block Research methods and Master's Thesis– help the graduates to justify methodologically their chosen research theme, form basic characteristics of Master's thesis, prepare particular research technique in order to emphasize the harmonization of methodological problems of purpose and research methodology.... [-]


Master in Business Psychology

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

The purpose of the programme is to prepare high qualified psychologists for business organizations with deep psychological knowledge in marketing and human resource management, reasonable in economical and juridical basics of business development, able to implement their professional competencies for the efficiency of a business organization and for improvement of personal wellbeing. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to prepare high qualified psychologists for business organizations with deep psychological knowledge in marketing and human resource management, reasonable in economical and juridical basics of business development, able to implement their professional competencies for the efficiency of a business organization and for improvement of personal wellbeing.

Half of the program consists of business psychology and related fields subjects. The program provides leadership psychology, team building and management, innovation management psychology, business psychology, psychology of personnel, public relations and advertising psychology, business negotiations, career development psychology, labour law, etc. The other half of the program designated for scientific research and master's final work, professional training and internship. Each semester includes at least one subject, which helps to develop practical skills. It is the only psychology master programme in English in Lithuania and in Baltic states. The programme provides credits of psychology master's qualification defined in Regulations of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations.... [-]


Master in International Politics and Economics (joint study programme with Dongseo University, South Korea)

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates. [+]

Please contact the programme director Prof. dr. Renata Mienkowska-Norkienė via e-mail: rmienkowska@mruni.eu

International Mobility Possibilities

Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do an internship in another country.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor: graduates of university bachelor‘s studies in any study field can apply to this programme. Students lacking the basics of political studies should attend three additional courses (Basics of Political Science, Modern Political Theories and Theories of Comparative Policy) and pass them during the first semester.

English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates. ... [-]