Vytautas Magnus University

Introduction
VMU

Ranked among the TOP 800 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and following in the tradition of its 94-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 15 Master degree along with 9 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.

Vytautas Magnus University

Application at the moment is closed. New admission for Bachelor and Master degree programmes in English will be launched in the beginning of April, 2017.

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Master in Applied Informatics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Programme is oriented towards today’s and tomorrow’s application domains, covering data retrieval, robotics, artificial intelligence, neural networks, data visualisation, distributed and [+]

Unique Features Programme is oriented towards today’s and tomorrow’s application domains, covering data retrieval, robotics, artificial intelligence, neural networks, data visualisation, distributed and cloud computing. Competencies Acquired - Knowledge and understanding of data mining techniques and their applicability in different domains. - Knowledge and understanding of the design and implementation of intelligent and adaptive systems. - Knowledge of professional development of commercial and social IT products using modern computer platforms, and estimation of their demand, impact and relevance to users, enterprises or organizations. - Ability to perform interdisciplinary R&D in data mining and data analysis field, apply research results in practical applications. - Ability to perform interdisciplinary R&D in natural language processing and information retrieval field, apply research results in practical applications. - Ability to perform interdisciplinary R&D in systems analysis, modelling, identification and control field, apply research results in practical applications. - Ability to apply data mining techniques for the analysis of diverse data (sound, ECG, EEG). - Ability to analyze, formalize and model systems and processes of different complexity. - Ability to apply Natural Language Processing techniques. - Ability to apply parallel programming skills for the development of concurrent distributed and multi-core/-processor systems. - Ability to design multiplatform services and applications, integrating intelligent and adaptive technologies. - Ability to clearly and convincingly present problems and suggested solutions to experts and non-experts, using ground knowledge, reasoning, relevant presentation tools and methods. - Ability to professionally communicate and collaborate in distributed IT projects. - Ability to critically analyse IT projects... [-]

Master in Applied Sociology

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 Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Double Diploma Programme. Graduates are awarded Master (MSc) Degree in Finance from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and Master Degree in Management from Louvain Catholic University (Université Catholique de Louvain), Belgium. [+]

Unique Features Double Diploma Programme. Graduates are awarded Master (MSc) Degree in Finance from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and Master Degree in Management from Louvain Catholic University (Université Catholique de Louvain), Belgium. Access Requirements Individuals, holding a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Economics or Finance, as well as those, having an equivalent university degree in the respective fields can enter this Programme. Please note, that applicants should have at least 30 ECTS credits in the fields of Economics, Finance and Management. Competencies Acquired Students who graduate from the Programme will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of classical and modern financial theories, and understand possibilities and limitations of their application in the changing macroeconomic environment; understand and evaluate complex macroeconomic environment and factors, influencing financial decisions in financial and real sectors of economy; analyze global, EU and national economic and business environment, identify its it‘s driving forces and transforming factors; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of financial markets and financial services industry, its operations, regulations, trends and changes under processes of integration and globalization; demonstrate knowledge and skills to apply both classical and innovative financial models, methods and tools; apply integrated knowledge for complex strategic financial decision making, financial and investment policy development based on assessment of alternatives; recognize, collect information on novel finance theories and practices on international and global scale, assess and apply them, based on recent trends in different business contexts; plan and develop independent research and apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to real world financial problems... [-]

Master in Management of Education

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 [+]

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... [-]

Master in Marketing and International Commerce

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Marketing and International Commerce Programme is meant for individuals holding a Bachelor‘s degree [+]

Access Requirements Individuals, holding a Bachelor‘s degree in management and business administration fields , as well as those, having an equivalent university degree in the respective fields can enter this programme of studies. Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired Marketing and International Commerce Programme is meant for individuals holding a Bachelor‘s degree and pursuing a qualification of master of marketing. The present day organizations are experiencing a growing demand in modern, high qualification marketing specialists, able to think strategically and react to the changing domestic and international business environment. Therefore, the goal of the Marketing and International Commerce Programme is to prepare marketing and international commerce specialists of high qualification who, having mastered the most recent marketing theories and methods, are able to analyse tendencies and changes in the market independently, follow and evaluate scientific innovations, as well as apply the knowledge for the development of organization marketing management. Competencies: - Competence to analyse the business environment; - Competence to assess the business environment changes and their influence on the decisions of the organization; - Competence to apply methodological research methods of marketing problems; - Competence to make decisions relating to the marketing problems; - Competence to apply theoretical knowledge for marketing management solutions; - Competence to perform external and internal marketing audit; - Competence to see, evaluate and analyse the processes in business environment; - Competence to prepare marketing strategy; - Competence to select and apply pricing methods, corresponding with the specificity of business organization and considering environment tendencies; -... [-]

Master in Social Anthropology

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... [-]

Master in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

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... [-]

Master of Economics - International Economics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Double Diploma Programme. Graduates are awarded Master (MSc) Degree in Economics from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania [+]

Unique Features Double Diploma Programme. Graduates are awarded Master (MSc) Degree in Economics from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and Trento University, Italy. Competencies Acquired After completion of the study Programme the students will be able to: - demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international economics theory and processes; to analyze and critically evaluate economic theory, new findings and the impact of global environment on economic systems; develop and apply original ideas for research. - apply knowledge of international economy, solve problems in an uncertain environment. - apply methods of modern economic analysis, employ techniques of quantitative, statistical and experimental analysis for policy evaluation in international context. - integrate knowledge for solving multifaceted problems on national and international level undertaking socially responsible decisions. - present summarized data, findings, conclusions of the research to professional and non professional audience. - be continuously engaged in the study process. Career Opportunities With this degree on their résumé, graduates will be able to work as professional economists in international companies, agencies, governmental institutions and the private sector. They may also choose to pursue a PhD in Economics. Access Requirements Individuals, holding a Bachelor‘s degree in the field of Economics or Finance, as well as those, having an equivalent university degree in the respective fields can enter this Programme. Please note, that applicants should have at least 30 ECTS credits in the fields of Economics, Finance and Management. Application Procedure Required Documents: - Application form; - Bachelor degree diploma with supplement in the original language and translated... [-]

Master of Music, Performer or Conductor

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. [+]

The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. Students are free to choose composers from various eras (including the latest) and nationalities for their final examinations and the final project. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue the most modern forms of performance, which helps them integrate into and position themselves within the context of the contemporary art scene. It must be also noted that master classes are led by the most regarded virtuosos in their fields and numerous visiting professors. It truly improves the students’ familiarity with the latest and the most unique artistic developments. The lecturing pedagogues are active and acknowledged artists with national and international acclaim. They are members of various associations and bring a high level of competence. The professional competence is an important factor in fulfilling the purpose of the programme. Some of the lecturers belong to international organizations which are related to their professional or organizational activities. Specializations: Accordion, Jazz-Singing, Piano, Piano - Accompaniment, Scenic Genres Singing, String Instruments (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – String Instrument (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – Winds Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet), Wind Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet). Feedback of lecturers and students “Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University is a full-fledged member of the European Association of conservatoires, is active in other international organizations. Music Academy degree programmes are accredited by international experts. Our students... [-]

Master of Political Science: Diplomacy and International Relations

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 [+]

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 Political Science: East Asia Region Studies

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 of Political Science: Social and Political Critique Studies

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 Science in Energy and Environment

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Applicants for Energy and Environment programme should have a Bachelor or equivalent degree in Physics, any Engineering discipline, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Energy Technologies, Mathematics [+]

Access Requirements Applicants for Energy and Environment programme should have a Bachelor or equivalent degree in Physics, any Engineering discipline, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Energy Technologies, Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, Teacher of Physics and proven capability to fluently speak, read and write in English. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able: - To analyze the environmental effects of energy sources; - To provide consultations for governmental and non-governmental energy enterprises; - To prepare plans for the development of energy sector including new energy sources; - To apply hydrogen energy sources for energy production; - To apply the latest innovations in the area of new energy sources; - To analyze energy economy taking into account environmental effects; - To assess the laws governing energy transformations in energy sources. Career Opportunities Graduates can work at the: - Companies related to energy generation and distribution; small enterprises involved in development of new alternative energy sources and theirs applications. - Research organizations on the research and development of new energy sources; governmental organizations responsible on the development of the national energy program. - Environmental organizations which involved in the studies of energy affects on the environment. [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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... [-]

Master of Social Work

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 [+]

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,... [-]

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