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MScPublic Policy

Kaunas University of Technology Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Tuition fee €3,500.00 per year

Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, China, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan may apply for special scholarships.
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens may apply for tuition fee free places.
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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 621L22008
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Public policy is oriented to analysis of the conceptual knowledge of management processes in national and international context, enhancement of the abilities to analyse, model and forecast public policy decisions. Objective of the programme – preparation of highly qualified management specialists, who are able to think systematically and actively participate in the state management. Besides competences of public policy, students also acquire competences of public administration.

Partners: Kaunas city municipality, Ministry of Environment, Parliament of Lithuania, Civil Service Department of Lithuania
Networks: European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Databases: Lithuanian data Archive, CESSDA

Advantages: this programme is an unique programme in Lithuania that offers a diploma in public policy and administration. Graduates may be eligible for membership of various internationally recognised professional and academic associations as well as to become active participants in the process of public governance at national and international levels.

Programme structure

Participation in Drafting of Decisions
Process of Public Policy
Systems of Public Management
Human Resources in Public Sector

Harmonisation of Decisions
Political Institutions
Public Policies of the European Union
Regional Policy and Development of Local Self-government

Analysis of Draft Decisions
Assessment of Public Programmes
Social Research Methods
Management of Public Finances and Budget

Performance of Target Analyses and Summary of Achieved Results
Analysis of Public Policy
Comparative Social Policy
Management of Health Policy

Career opportunities

Graduates can work the legal, managerial, administrative, leading, consulting, expert, scientific-research work in
• the national (Lithuanian and foreign) at central, regional or local level and
• international (European Union, United Nations, The World Bank and others) institutions and organisations,
• in the business, third sector or community-based organisations which provide public services, and
• in educational and scientific institutions
as well as they can be active participants in public governance.

"Public policy programme fully met my objectives and expectations. All study subjects were very interesting and very useful for achievement of my objective. I could not name one subject that was not necessary in this study programme. Useful and interesting practical works. It provided me with confidence in myself and my possibilities, knowledge to form my approach and personal improvement, abilities to understand and provide assistance. After graduation I bravely assessed my opportunities which I plan to use in my further professional career. I actively search for possibilities of self-realisation." – Head of Personnel at medium-sized private capital company, Loreta Bagonienė.

Apply now! Fall semester 2017/18
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2017 23:59 (GMT)
Studies commence
Sep 30, 2017
Apply now! Spring semester 2016/17
Application deadline
Nov 30, 2016 23:59 (GMT)
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2017