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BScPolitics and Security Studies

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Tuition fee €2,800.00 per year

All citizens of the EU candidate countries (Iceland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) have special discounts.

Citizens of Belarus, Georgia, China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Brazil may apply for special scholarships. More information on

Application fee €100.00 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

Course code 6121JX032
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Politics and Security Studies programme offers a thorough background in politics, with particular focus on the security threats and its impact on political systems, both in Lithuania and around the world.

The aim of the study programme is to prepare political science and security professionals having strong background knowledge in social sciences and humanities, understanding political and security processes, able to analyse practically political and security issues in Lithuania and foreign countries applying the basic methods of social research.

Programme structure

1 semester
nformation Technologies
Sustainable Human Development
Introduction to Politics and Security Studies
Security Concepts and Their Evaluation
Optional Subjects

2 semester
Political Theory
Basics of Economics
Business Communication
Electives of Personality and Health Development
Foreign Language Electives (Level C1)

3 semester
International Relations
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Research
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

4 semester
Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
Basics of Local Self-Government
European Union Sustainable Development Policy
Electives of Philosophy 2018
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

5 semester
Public Programmes and Projects
Civil Society and Volunteering
Public Finance Management
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

6 semester
Health Policy
Public Policy Decision Making
Electives of Entrepreneurship Education 2018
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

7 semester
European Union Governance System
Comparative Public Policy
Ethics and Corruption Prevention in Public Sector
Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

8 semester
Final Degree Project

Career opportunities

Career opportunities
Graduates may seek a policy makers’ career worldwide in such institutions as
• state and local government institutions, NGOs,EU institutions;
• legal consultancies;
• public policy and services;
• private and public research institutes.

Students have opportunity to gain practical experience and enhance their career prospects with a 12-weeks internship in public, private or non-governmental organisations, institutions and companies in Lithuania or abroad.

“First if all, I was attracted by the description of this study programme. The ability to study variety of subjects, which would provide me with useful experience, was also tempting. The acquired knowledge is already useful in my daily life and personal development. I am very satisfied with my studies; the experience and skills are priceless. Besides, all difficulties are “atoned” by benevolent lecturers, cosy academic environment and good academic performance – by the scholarship. I am sure about the success of this programme and good future prospects for us, the first students of this programme.” – Julija Stanaitytė, Third-year student

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Application deadline
Jun 30, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2018
Apply now! Spring semester 2018/19
Application start
Oct 15, 2018
Application deadline
Jan 10, 2019 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States