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BScPublic Governance and Civil Society

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Tuition fee €2,954 per year

*KTU offers partial tuition fee waivers for the candidates with outstanding results

Application fee €100 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.

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Constant communication with the public and the community, responsible creation of public welfare, ethical decision-making, good knowledge of legal nuances – this is all public administration. Therefore, you need to be properly prepared for taking up this challenge.

Bachelor’s in Public Governance at KTU is uniquely designed so that you will be able to learn the best public management practices not only in Lithuania but also in the US. Since 2019, the programme offers a dual degree with the University of Central Florida (UCF) that is located in Orlando, USA.

During your studies at KTU and UCF, you will get the knowledge of theories of public administration, the competencies of public sector management practice, public service administration skills. You will have an in-depth understanding of the principles of civil society and volunteering, legal regulation, ethics and corruption prevention, and will learn how to carry out empirical social research.

After graduation, you will be able to seek a career in public sector institutions, state institutions, non-governmental organisations, as well as business organisations at the national and international level.

• High professionalism – KTU was the first university in Lithuania to organise public governance studies
• Possibilities to complete internships in various institutions both in Lithuania and abroad
• The study process involves intensive training in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and presentation skills

  • At 1 September 2022 the title of the study programme will be changed from ”Public Governance” to “Public Governance and Civil Society”.

Programme structure

1st Semester:

Introduction to Writing Studies 1
Basics of Local Governance
Basics of Science Communication
Introduction to Public Governance

2nd Semester:

Introduction to Writing Studies 2
Political Theory
Public Services Administration
Sustainable Human Development

3rd Semester:

Informatics 1
Physics 1
Public Speaking
International Relations
Public Information Governance
Strategic Planning in Public Sector Organizations

4th Semester:

Cinema History
Environment and Society
History of Civilizations and Media
Civil Service
Local Economic Development
Urban and Regional Development

5th Semester:

Administrative Theory
Civil Society and Volunteering
Planning and Improvement of Public Organizations
Public Programmes and Projects
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Research

6th Semester:

Ethics and Corruption Prevention in Public Sector
Public Finance Management

7th Semester:

Cooperative Education
Nonprofit Leadership Seminar
Nonprofit Organizations
Professional Administrative Writing in the Public Sector
Resource Development in the Nonprofit Sector

8th Semester:

Final Degree Project

Career opportunities

Student’s competences

Knowledge of economic, social, legal and political public administration context; Knowledge of principles and values of public policy and public administration, selection of innovative management measures in the activities of public sector; Change and innovation management in public sector and public management organisations; Understanding of public interest and commitement to public sector values.

Student’s skills

– Able to establish public management priorities, formulate objectives and tasks, implement them and assess public programmes and projects;

– Able to perform analysis of public management processes, identify and distinguish results and long-term consequences of public policy, assess significant alternatives according to the set priorities of public policy;

– Able to identify practical problems of public management and prepare recommendations for their ethical solutions, individually select management measures used in the public administration practice applying various analytical instruments.

– Able to individually select management measures used in public administration practice and apply various analytical instruments.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States