|Nominal duration||1.5 years (90 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Social Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€3,500.00 per year
Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, China, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan may apply for special scholarships.
|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.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
• a university Bachelor’s degree(min. length – 180 ECTS) in any field (priority is given to those from social science) with a good average grade (min. CGPA>60%),
• motivation (skype interview),
• proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The documents must be legalised (Apostille)by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
The accepted student must bring all notary verified documents which were submitted during the application as well as their originals upon arrival or send before:
International Studies Office
You will also need Police Clearance Certificate (non-criminal record) from all countries you have lived before arriving to Lithuania for more than 6 months. We recommend to take Police Clearance Certificate not earlier than 1 month before departure.
The master study programme Public policy and security is designed to broaden your perspective and sharpen specific skills to prepare you to be a professional leader in public sector. The programme will inspire and prepare you to be a competent actor in public policy and security processes and make evidence based decisions. Make an impact in the world, pursue powerful ideas and advance your capacity to lead!
The aim of the study programme is to prepare professionals of high competence having profound knowledge in public governance and policy theories, able to analyse and evaluate security processes in comparative perspective, to design and implement relevant analyses applying sophisticated methodological approaches that form the background for problem solving recommendations.
Public Policy Process
Social Research Methods
Information Management and Communication in Organizations
Theories of Public Governance
Public Programme Evaluation
Public Policy Analysis
Public Policies of European Union
Public Governance and Civil Society
Final Degree Project
Marketable speciality in the labour market
Graduates are welcome at student’s native country’s managing and local authorities, managing institutions of the EU Member States and third countries, EU institutions, offices and agencies, international organisations, state and EU diplomatic missions, NGO, associations and companies.
“European studies enable understanding of the procedure and specifics of the EU decision-making. This knowledge is particularly important if we want to understand the best way to use the unique possibilities of Lithuania’s EU membership and efficiently present Lithuanian interests”. – Vygaudas Ušackas, Head of the EU delegation in Russian Federation.
“Those, who plan their career in the rapidly developing area of private and public sectors of the EU external relations, must be able to analyse and apply EU international agreements and other resources of this law, understand the fundamentals of the EU activities in such significant areas of the EU external policy, as international trade and foreign policy. EU International Relations study programme provides theoretical knowledge and competences of this area; moreover, its students also learn their practical application.” – Head of programmes and advisor of the EU Delegation to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Manfredas Limantas.