Vytautas Magnus University

Introduction

Ranked among the TOP 700 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and following in the tradition of its 95-year-old progenitor University of Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University is the only higher education institution in the country and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. Artes liberales principle fostered by the university allows students to freely change and organize their schedule, 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 which never interfere with the specialty subjects. VMU offers 21 Master degree along with 12 Bachelor degree programs, which are entirely taught in English. Every semester university gathers colorful international community, which unites representatives from nearly 50 countries around the world.

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Application for the Spring semester 2018 at the moment is open. Application deadline is the 1st of December.

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Master in Applied Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the Applied Biotechnology study program is to – prepare specialists with high quality and up-to-date training in a highly interdisciplinary field of Applied biotechnology with a focus (specializations) on Plant (Horticulture, Agriculture and Forest) Biotechnology and Innovative Bioelectrotechnologies, who would be able developing new products and technologies, work in positions with high levels of responsibility in research and educational institutions and industry, related to biotechnology, biomedicine, and food industry, as well as pursue their studies at the doctoral level. [+]

The aim of the Applied Biotechnology study program is to – prepare specialists with high quality and up-to-date training in a highly interdisciplinary field of Applied biotechnology with a focus (specializations) on Plant (Horticulture, Agriculture and Forest) Biotechnology and Innovative Bioelectrotechnologies, who would be able developing new products and technologies, work in positions with high levels of responsibility in research and educational institutions and industry, related to biotechnology, biomedicine, and food industry, as well as pursue their studies at the doctoral level. Competencies acquired Graduates of the programme will be able: Demonstrate ability to work as an individual and as a member of a team in the laboratory or the company and the ability to lead the team. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively on biotechnology projects involving typical business timelines. Demonstrate ability to use innovative approaches in solving biotechnological problems and the implementation of solutions. Apply molecular, celular, biotechnological methods needed to carry out projects in plant and forest biotechnology or innovative bioelectrotechnologies. Demonstrate ability and skills of experimental work with biologically active and labile substances - proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, safe handling of chemicals and instruments, skills of standard laboratory procedures. Demonstrate ability to plan and conduct analytical, simulation and experimental research on analyzing or solving a particular biotechnology problem. Demonstrate and categorize molecular, cellular and biotechnological knowledge to design biotechnological systems, processes, and their elements. Demonstrate and operate of the core principles, methods and methodologies underlying current biotechnological research. Distinguish and analyze principles and problems... [-]

Master in Environmental Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of this Programme is to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary for a qualified environmental professional to carry out a modern scientific research on anthropogenic environmental and climate changes and their impact on the wildlife and human health, analyse and summarise results about the state and changes in the natural environment, and make decisions, solving complex environmental problems according to the sustainability principle. [+]

The aim of this Programme is to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary for a qualified environmental professional to carry out a modern scientific research on anthropogenic environmental and climate changes and their impact on the wildlife and human health, analyse and summarise results about the state and changes in the natural environment, and make decisions, solving complex environmental problems according to the sustainability principle. Competencies acquired Graduates of the programme will be able: Analyse complex environmental problems by determining their causal factors, interactions and integrating interdisciplinary knowledge. Assess the complex impact of environmental and climatic factors on wildlife and human health by means of formulating scientific hypotheses, research aims and objectives, and selecting efficient research methods. Formulate scientific conclusions based on systematised environmental research findings and comprehensive statistical analysis of parametric and spatial data. Assess environmental and human health risk, suggesting preventive risk mitigation measures. Make knowledge and best practices based and optimal from the point of sustainability and Green economy environmental management decisions Career opportunities The programme provides graduates with several general areas : Work as senior specialists at the Departments and Agencies of Environmental Ministry, Work as senior environmental specialists at the Environmental divisions of Municipalities, Service of Protected areas, Consulting companies, Agencies for management of the EU Environmental support and private Environmental firms Can continue their studies in the environment related PhD programmes. [-]

Master in International Business Law

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

International Business Law (IBL) aims at preparing highly qualified specialists in the field of international business law able to independently analyse problems of business law in the context of international business, find effective solutions to legal issues and implement them in the international business environment. The main objectives of the IBL are associated with the results/competences that must be achieved/ acquired over the course of studies. [+]

International Business Law (IBL) aims at preparing highly qualified specialists in the field of international business law able to independently analyse problems of business law in the context of international business, find effective solutions to legal issues and implement them in the international business environment. The main objectives of the IBL are associated with the results/competences that must be achieved/ acquired over the course of studies. Feedback of lecturers, students and experts The IBLMP was assessed by the team of international experts (from Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Lithuania) in 2016 and received highest evaluation and accreditation for 6 years. Experts highlighted these features of excellence of the Programme: The compulsory elements of the IBL provide a scope wide enough to cover the essentials of the subject matter, while the choice of options provides ample opportunity for developing individual interest. The Socratic method, problem-based learning and safeguarding holistic, systematic exploration of a given academic field, including a staged process of familiarizing students with a research experience, does not only carry academic value but also ensures development of hands-on, self-managerial competencies and skills. Since the IBL is host to a considerable number of international scholars and practitioners on a regular base, the programme offers scope for the provision of international expertise. Implementation of a tutoring and a mentoring system, by means of which advanced students are encouraged to help students with difficulties in the study process and by which support is given to foreign students. The facilities provided, especially in terms of internet... [-]

Master in Journalism and Media Industries

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate program in Journalism and Media Industries aims at training and educating experienced and knowledgeable media professionals open to societal changes, professional challenges and innovations, possessing journalistic knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to various societal needs, but also to critically analyze the impact of media in the country's public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects. [+]

The graduate program in Journalism and Media Industries aims at training and educating experienced and knowledgeable media professionals open to societal changes, professional challenges and innovations, possessing journalistic knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to various societal needs, but also to critically analyze the impact of media in the country's public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects. Study subjects taught in the program cover a variety of issues in the field of journalism and media studies, predominantly those related to social and media changes, globally and contextually focused innovations. The study program also includes compulsory Internship course (organized during Summer semester), which is aimed to provide students with an opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice and gain on-the-job training in the field of journalism. Feedback of lecturers and students “I will never get tired to say how great was my study experience at VMU. Besides giving me a lot in terms of knowledge, it also allowed me to live in an extremely cozy environment, meeting new international friends and having the chance to get valuable feedback and personal suggestions from a greatly skilled teachers and professors. Undoubtedly my study period at VMU enriched me a lot and gave me additional international experience that will always be useful for any kind of future choice.“ Alessandro Poroli graduated in 2014, now enrolled in PhD studies in Honkong Competencies acquired Program graduates will acquire qualifications and a great diversity of... [-]

Master of Political Science: Diplomacy and International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared [+]

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.... [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates will be able: to analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; to understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; ... [+]

Access Requirements Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy is required. Proof of English Language: TOEFL 72 iBT / 408 PBT, IELTS 4.5, level B1; or an official document from an official institution showing applicant had courses in English or studied English language. Applicants with lower English language level can be admitted to the studies. After arrival applicants will be asked to take English language test and take English language classes. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able: To analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; To understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; To work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations; To comprehend evolution of biological objects, lows in heredity and variability, features and molecular principles of congenital diseases, and to know how to apply them for investigation of biological diversity, structure of living organisms, functioning and evolution; According to collected data and molecular analysis to evaluate population’s structures, environmental impact on populations, interrelations between populations and individual species; To apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions; To... [-]

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Vytautas Magnus University

Address Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaicio g. 58
LT-44248 Kaunas, Lithuania
Website http://www.vdu.lt/en/
Phone +370 37 327 978