|Academic field||Social studies (JACS L000)
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Social Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€2,600.00 per year|
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
Vytautas Magnus University
Application fee is not refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, the Humanities or other Social Science field is required. Applicants who have not studied in a Political Science undergraduate programme, should have 24 credits in Political Science.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
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.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Proof of English Language: TOEFL 87 iBT / 484 PBT, IELTS 6.0, level B2; or an official document from an official institution showing applicant had courses in English or studied English language.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Education Documents (University Certificate and Transcript of Records) will need to be assessed by the accredited institution during the first semester of studies.
Aim of the programme is to prepare professional diplomats who are analytical, critical and creative; have all the necessary skills for formation and implementation of foreign policy: strategic planning, implementation of programmes and projects, communication, negotiation, preparation of texts, public presentations, critically assessments of global events, and adaptation to the changing environment.
In the contemporary world global political processes are directly controlled by Diplomacy. Diplomacy is also fundamental social practice enabling to mediate, communicate and represent interests of institutions and states while being able to orientate and control conflict situations. Diplomat is a professional who has wide interdisciplinary perception, deep analytical thinking, is creative and capable to communicate efficiently and politely.
This knowledge can be applied not only in diplomatic and civil services, working for international organizations, but also in the private sector, which needs employees with leadership and moderation skills.
Graduates can move on to carriers in diplomatic and civil service, government, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, business, and more. Graduates will also be able to work as analysts, political advisors, or project managers.