The Eastern European and Russian studies programme is devised to help you find the answers to these and many more other questions. And on top of that it will provide you with deep and comprehensive knowledge about the region - its political, economic and cultural particularities, and develop your academic and analytical skills that will enable you to analyse, evaluate and assess key political and social processes within this dynamic and exciting region.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDIES
After you find out the difference between glastnost and perestroika, what will you be able to achieve? Our graduates have found a number of different possibilities: some pursue their careers as civil servants in public administration institutions and diplomatic service.
Others work as analysts and experts in the international organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector in Lithuania and abroad. And just in case you wish to spread your knowledge and learn even more as a graduate of the Eastern and Central European studies you will have access to the third cycle (doctoral studies).
First, you start with three courses that introduce you to the economic, historic and social context of Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as political science research methods. These courses take up 10 ECTS credits each and compose students workload of the 1st semester.
Then, during the 2nd semester you can choose one of the two study tracks: Economy and Politics or Culture and Politics, which will enable you to get in-depth knowledge of economic and political particularities of the region, or, alternatively cultural and political aspects of it. During the 2nd semester you will also attend Masters seminars that will help you to devise the topic for your MA thesis.
Finally, during your 3rd and the last semester with the supervisors help you will prepare and defend your Master thesis.
To apply for this programme you need a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Social Science or Humanities. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of your academic report.To join us you need to be proficient in English, therefore minimum 80 of TOEFL (iBT) or 550 (pBT) or 6 of IELTS score is required.Note: if your mother tongue is English and/or if you have a university degree in English you will be exempt from providing an English language test score. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80