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MScEuropean Union International Relations

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 621L20016
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Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies.

Top reasons to study at KTU:

1. Students can learn from the experts in the EU relations directly: lectures are given by former the EU-Lithuania negotiator V. Ušackas, ambassadors of Lithuania to foreign countries, members of the European Parliament, etc.

2. Institute of Europe at KTU coordinates the European Documentation Center, accredited by European Commission, which gathers official documentation from the EU institutions.

3. Outstanding links with the EU, national and international authorities, embassies, ministries for placement, short visits and research.

Programme structure

Understanding of the history of the EU international relations
Evolution of international relations after the World War II
European economic integration

Communication and work in the intercultural environment
Intercultural communication and negotiations
European Union international relations and diplomacy

Understanding of the EU international legal aspects
Legal challenges of the European Union external relations
Institutional aspects of the European Union international relations

Understanding of the EU international economic relations and EU policies
European Union external economic relations
European Union internal policies in the global context
Research project: European Union partnerships

Career opportunities

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.

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Application start
Dec 1, 2017
Application deadline
Jun 30, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time
Apply now! Spring semester 2017/18
Application deadline
Nov 30, 2017 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States