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Master DegreePublic Governance and Administration

Tuition fee €4,384 per year
Application fee €100 one-time

Non-EU applicants shall pay through the Flywire portal.

Application fee is not refundable.

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To prepare experts in public administration, governance and management, implementers and analysts of public policy programmes. Programme is primarily intended for those aspiring to work in various public sector organizations.
Language of instruction: Russian and/or English. Russian is used as language of instructions during face-to-face sessions and online classes. English is the language of academic literature and other sources for the courses. Upon students request the courses of the programme might be taught in English.

Location: face-to-face sessions of the programme are conducted in VMU campus in Vilnius.
Learning format
The learning format of the master’s programme is a combination of face-to-face sessions in Vilnius (5 in an academic year) and online activities in the Moodle system of distance learning.
Students study 5 courses within semester. These courses are not delivered at the same time, but they are divided into parts: the first three courses are included in the first half of the semester, and the other two are delivered in the second half. Usually, a 6-credit course implies 8 weeks of online learning.
During face-to-face sessions in Vilnius students attends lectures, participate in the seminars and pass exams. During the first session in the semester, they have introductory lections and during the second/ third sessions they participate in the seminars and practical trainings, and pass exams. During the session in the middle of the semester students participate in the final classes of the courses of the first half of semester and listen to introductory lections of the courses of the second half. Similarly, sessions are held at the end of semester and at the beginning of the next one.
If a student cannot attend face-to-face session in Vilnius, she/he is provided with an opportunity of passing exams and getting all necessary study materials online.
In the periods between the sessions the study process continues in the Moodle where students participate in online classes and get online consultations from the lecturers. In the Moodle they can find all required and additional literature and receive instructions on assignments.

Career opportunities

After completion of this Programme graduates receive Master of Arts in Public Administration degree. They will have an opportunity to take up professional position in public administration sector, in international and national nongovernmental organizations and companies of private sector. They will also be able to perform analytical work at consultancies and think tanks or continue into PhD studies in political science or other related fields.

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