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International Politics and Development studies

Vytautas Magnus University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Kaunas
English

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in International Politics and Development studies

With the global demand for development specialists, the International Politics and Development Studies program, being one of the rare BA level programs of its kind in Europe (and practically sole in Eastern Europe) is unique in that it, in addition to providing classical Political Science education, lays fundamentals of development and international relations theories and practice, all this with a focus on one of the developing regions. Currently, the Program covers the Middle East and former Soviet Union but is foreseen to expand to include East Asia and Latin America. In connection with this, students are given the opportunity to study one of the area languages (such as Arabic, French, Turkish and Russian) for four semesters. During their studies, students are required to do internship at relevant institutions, something that enhances their practical skills and ability to put theory into practice.

Admission requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent degree
  • Proof of English Language: applicant has to present document proving B2 level (TOEFL 87-109 iBT/534-633 PBT, IELTS 5-6,5, Cambridge English First (FCE), BEC Vantage, Michigan ECCE, PTE General Level 3, TOEIC Listening & Reading 785, TOEIC Speaking & Writing 310) if the applicant is not native speaker and/or had not received education in English. After admission, all students have to take English language test at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Vytautas Magnus University. If English level is below B2 students will have to study English to reach C1 level (in first four semesters of Bachelor studies).
  • Admission score is counted based on: Motivation letter * 0.3 + History * 0.3 + English * 0.2 + Mathematics + 0.1 + Geography + 0.1.

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Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition

Tuition fee per year: 2704 Eur

Qualification

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Upon the completion of the International Politics and Development Studies program, graduates shall be able to:

  • Explain the historical and international contexts of developing countries and regions and predict their development prospects;
  • Critically assess mutual relations between political actors, economic and business structures and the media in the political systems of developing countries;
  • Compare socio-political processes in developing countries and regions;
  • Analyze legal and programmatic aspects of the EU and other international system participants in providing assistance to countries and regions in the developing world;
  • Consider the practical tasks and problems of developing countries and regional policies, suggesting ways they may be resolved in local and international contexts;
  • Initiate, prepare and execute various political, social, economic and information projects;
  • Apply methodological tools and theoretical approaches in policy analysis and in practice

Career paths

Graduates of the International Politics and Development Studies program will be able to work as either analysts, political advisors, or project managers in:

  • EU, UN and other international organizations and institutions;
  • national public sector institutions;
  • national and international non-governmental organizations;
  • media and other public information agencies,
  • research centers, think tanks, public opinion and political research institutions.

Alternatively, they may further pursue their studies in more specialized Master’s programs in political science and other social sciences or humanities.

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Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)

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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  • 800 partnerships - student and staff exchange possibilities with scholarships in over 82 countries all around the world

30 foreign languages - ranging from Ancient, New Testament and Modern Greek to Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, old and modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

18 joint and double degree study programmes - organized together with partner universities in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Kazakhstan and other countries.

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Vytautas Magnus University

V.Putvinskio g. 23,
LT-44243 Kaunas
Lithuania

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