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1.5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
24 August 2020
2,952 EUR

Program description


In the contemporary world global political processes are directly controlled by diplomacy. Diplomacy is also fundamental social practices enabling 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 communicate efficiently and politely.

This knowledge can be applied not only in diplomatic and civil service, working for international organizations, but also private sector, which needs employees with leadership and moderation skills.

The aim of the program is to prepare professional diplomats who are analytical,critical and creative; have all necessary skills for formation and implementation of foreign policy (strategic planning, implementation of programs and projects, communication, negotiation, preparation of texts, public presentations, critically assessments of global events, and adaptation to changing environment).

Admission requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent degree
  • Proof of English Language: applicant has to present document proving B2 level (Cambridge English Advanced, TOEFL 87 iBT/534 PBT, IELTS 6.0 or any other document proving B2 level) if the applicant had not received education in English. After admission all students will be tested for English language level at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Vytautas Magnus University. If English level will be below B2 students will have to study English to reach B2 level by paying extra money for credits.
  • 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 program, should have 18 credits in Political Science. The program of complementary studies (18 ECTS) is proposed for the students who did not take all the prerequisite subjects. The program of complementary studies is completed in parallel during the first two semesters by paying additional tuition fee per credit
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Admission score is counted based on: Motivation letter*0,5 + Grade Point Average*0,3 + Grade of Final Thesis (Exam)*0,2

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Program content

Year 1

  • Efficient Multilateralism
  • International and Diplomatic Law
  • History of Diplomacy
  • Practice of Negotiations
  • Economic Diplomacy
  • Public Communication and Media

Optional Courses

  • Protocol
  • Crisis Diplomacy
  • Basics of Interpersonal Communication
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Political Systems and Foreign Policies of
  • Ethnic Conflicts and International Relations
  • Political Analysis and Reporting
  • Management of Projects and programs

Year 2

  • Master Thesis

Tuition fees

The tuition price is €2,952 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information


Master Degree (Master of Social Sciences)

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Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and...

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Vytautas Magnus University

V.Putvinskio g. 23,
LT-44243 Kaunas

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