Vytautas Magnus University

Introduction

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 one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programs) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad.

VMU works with many universities and scientists around the globe, implementing projects, student and employee exchanges, and improving our study and research system. It is an international and multilingual institution that continuously develops international networks and intercultural dialogues, participates in international scientific, academic and social projects, encourages lecturer and student mobility, and promotes dialogue and tolerance.


Facts & Figures

11 faculties

Economics & Management | Political Science & Diplomacy | Arts | Humanities | Social Sciences | Natural Sciences | Informatics | Law | Catholic Theology | Music Academy | Academy of Education

>11 000 students

10% international students from over 60 countries

>30

bachelor & master’s degree study programs taught in English

>500 partnerships

student and staff exchange possibilities with scholarships in over 60 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 programs

organized together with partner universities in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Kazakhstan, and other countries


Useful Information for Students

  • Various scholarships: covering tuition fee, for academic achievements, etc.
  • Guaranteed accommodation in university’s dormitory for the first study year
  • Monthly expenses (living, transportation, food, etc.) ~ 350 EUR
  • Mentor support system, a variety of students’ clubs & organizations
  • Free movers studies
  • Baltic Summer University (BSU) – a variety of summer schools to choose from

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Application for the Spring semester 2019 at the moment is open. Application deadline is the 15th of December.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Applied Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the Applied Biotechnology study program is to – prepare specialists with high quality and up-to-date training in a highly interdisciplinary field of Applied biotechnology with a focus (specializations) on Plant (Horticulture, Agriculture and Forest) Biotechnology and Innovative Bioelectrotechnologies, who would be able developing new products and technologies, work in positions with high levels of responsibility in research and educational institutions and industry, related to biotechnology, biomedicine, and food industry, as well as pursue their studies at the doctoral level. [+]

The aim of the Applied Biotechnology study program is to – prepare specialists with high quality and up-to-date training in a highly interdisciplinary field of Applied biotechnology with a focus (specializations) on Plant (Horticulture, Agriculture and Forest) Biotechnology and Innovative Bioelectrotechnologies, who would be able developing new products and technologies, work in positions with high levels of responsibility in research and educational institutions and industry, related to biotechnology, biomedicine, and food industry, as well as pursue their studies at the doctoral level.

Competencies acquired

Graduates of the program will be able:

Demonstrate the ability to work as an individual and as a member of a team in the laboratory or the company and the ability to lead the team. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively on biotechnology projects involving typical business timelines. Demonstrate the ability to use innovative approaches to solving biotechnological problems and the implementation of solutions. Apply molecular, cellular, biotechnological methods needed to carry out projects in plant and forest biotechnology or innovative bio-electrotechnologies. Demonstrate ability and skills of experimental work with biologically active and labile substances - proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, safe handling of chemicals and instruments, skills of standard laboratory procedures. Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct analytical, simulation and experimental research on analyzing or solving a particular biotechnology problem. Demonstrate and categorize molecular, cellular and biotechnological knowledge to design biotechnological systems, processes, and their elements. Demonstrate and operate of the core principles, methods, and methodologies underlying current biotechnological research. Distinguish and analyze... [-]


Master in Applied Informatics

Campus Full time August 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The program is oriented towards today’s and tomorrow’s application domains, covering data retrieval, robotics, artificial intelligence, neural networks, data visualization, distributed and cloud computing. [+]

The aim of the Applied Informatics Master study programme is to prepare broad-minded highly qualified information technology (IT) specialists, capable of:

performing analysis of (big) data (text, signals, multimedia, etc.) by applying data mining techniques and tools, designing, developing and deploying data analytics solutions; formalizing, modelling and simulating complex systems and business processes, designing, deploying and maintaining adaptive and intellectual systems; performing R&D activities in an industrial or academic setting, pursuing doctoral degree in Lithuanian and foreign universities and research institutions. Competencies acquired Apply knowledge of data analysis techniques in different domains and new areas; Apply knowledge of the design and implementation of innovative intelligent and adaptive systems in different domains; Apply knowledge of advanced (emerging) IT techniques for development, deployment and maintenance of business IT systems, estimate their demand, impact and relevance to users, enterprise and organizations; Perform interdisciplinary R&D in data analysis and modeling and apply research results in practical applications; Perform interdisciplinary R&D in systems and business processes analysis and modeling, apply research results in practical applications; Analyze and process language, multimedia, signals, and business data; Analyze, formalize and model systems and processes of different complexity; Apply parallel programming skills for the development of concurrent distributed and multi-core/-processor systems; Design innovative multiplatform services and applications, integrating intelligent, adaptive and Cloud technologies; Clearly and convincingly present problems and suggested solutions to experts and non-experts, using ground knowledge, reasoning, relevant presentation tools, media and methods, in second language, if required; Professionally communicate, collaborate and lead multidisciplinary teams in IT... [-]

Master in Applied Sociology

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the Master Study Programme in Applied Sociology is to provide its graduates with complex theoretical and research competencies that would allow them to react and to adapt to the needs of the rapidly changing [+]

The programme of Applied Sociology is designed to prepare specialists capable of originally and independently analysing peculiarities and problems of the functioning of society at its various levels. Graduates will also be able to prepare and complete research projects on social problems, to define solutions for social problems and to implement them by applying contemporary sociological theories and methods. After completion of the programme of Applied Sociology, the master degree in sociology is granted.

Competencies acquired Competence to apply sociological theoretical models for the analysis of peculiarities of the functioning and development of society; Competence to identify social problems within various social institutions – economics, politics, family, law, education, religion, medicine (i.e. macro level) and at the level of individual relations (i.e. micro level); Competence to analyse social problems from the perspective of local and global processes; Competence to prepare and implement research projects on social problems; Competence to conduct empirical research by applying quantitative and qualitative methods of social research; Competence to process research data with the data analysis software; Competence to analyse and interpret the data of sociological research and prepare research reports; Competence to define solutions for social problems and possibilities to implement these solutions; Competence to consult governmental, non-governmental and private organizations about the development of human resources, organizational culture, communication and interest coordination between various minority groups and to evaluate the intellectual and social resources of these organisations; Competence to clearly and non-ambiguously provide logical and knowledgeable conclusions for the audiences of specialists and non-specialists. [-]

Master in Educational Management

Campus Full time August 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The study programme is open to the persons having a bachelor or vocational bachelor degree in all fields of studies. [+]

Access Requirements

The study programme is open to the persons having a bachelor or vocational bachelor degree in all fields of studies.

The modules of compensatory studies are required for the following types of students:

Those, who did not study the modules or subjects in the science of education in their bachelor degree studies are required to study the 1st cycle subject the Education science (subject of B group) in parallel with the master degree studies. Those, who did not study the modules or subjects in psychology in their bachelor degree studies are required to study the 1st cycle subject Psychology (subject of B group) in parallel with the master degree studies. Those, who did not study the modules or subjects in management in their bachelor degree studies are required to study the 1st cycle subject „Management“ (subject of B group) in parallel with the master degree studies. Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired ... [-]

Master in Environment Management

Campus Full time February 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of this Program is to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary for a qualified environmental professional to carry out a modern scientific research on anthropogenic environmental and climate changes and their impact on the wildlife and human health, analyze and summarise results about the state and changes in the natural environment, and make decisions, solving complex environmental problems according to the sustainability principle. [+]

The aim of this Program is to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary for a qualified environmental professional to carry out a modern scientific research on anthropogenic environmental and climate changes and their impact on the wildlife and human health, analyze and summarise results about the state and changes in the natural environment, and make decisions, solving complex environmental problems according to the sustainability principle.

Competencies acquired

Graduates of the program will be able to:

analyze complex environmental problems by determining their causal factors, interactions and integrating interdisciplinary knowledge; assess the complex impact of environmental and climatic factors on wildlife and human health by means of formulating scientific hypotheses, research aims, and objectives, and selecting efficient research methods; formulate scientific conclusions based on systematized environmental research findings and comprehensive statistical analysis of parametric and spatial data; assess environmental and human health risk, suggesting preventive risk mitigation measures; make knowledge and best practices based and optimal from the point of sustainability and Green economy environmental management decisions. Career opportunities ... [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Double Diploma Program. Graduates are awarded Master (MSc) Degree in Finance from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and Master Degree in Management from Louvain Catholic University (Université Catholique de Louvain), Belgium. [+]

Unique Features

Double Diploma Program. Graduates are awarded Master (MSc) Degree in Finance from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and Master Degree in Management from Louvain Catholic University (Université Catholique de Louvain), Belgium.

Access Requirements

Individuals, holding a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Economics or Finance, as well as those, having an equivalent university degree in the respective fields can enter this Program. Please note, that applicants should have at least 30 ECTS credits in the fields of Economics, Finance, and Management.

Competencies Acquired

Students who graduate from the Program will be able to:

demonstrate knowledge of classical and modern financial theories, and understand possibilities and limitations of their application in the changing macroeconomic environment; understand and evaluate complex macroeconomic environment and factors, influencing financial decisions in financial and real sectors of the economy; analyze global, EU and national economic and business environment, identify its driving forces and transforming factors; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of financial markets and financial services industry, its operations, regulations, trends, and changes in processes of integration and globalization; demonstrate knowledge and skills to apply both classical and innovative financial models, methods and tools; apply integrated knowledge for complex strategic financial decision making, financial and investment policy development based on an assessment of alternatives; recognize, collect information on novel finance theories and practices on an international and global scale, assess and apply them, based on recent trends in different business contexts; plan and develop independent research and apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to real-world financial... [-]

Master in International Business Law

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

International Business Law (IBL) aims at preparing highly qualified specialists in the field of international business law able to independently analyse problems of business law in the context of international business, find effective solutions to legal issues and implement them in the international business environment. The main objectives of the IBL are associated with the results/competencies that must be achieved/ acquired over the course of studies. [+]

International Business Law (IBL) aims at preparing highly qualified specialists in the field of international business law able to independently analyse problems of business law in the context of international business, find effective solutions to legal issues and implement them in the international business environment. The main objectives of the IBL are associated with the results/competencies that must be achieved/ acquired over the course of studies.

Feedback from lecturers, students and experts The IBLMP was assessed by the team of international experts (from Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Lithuania) in 2016 and received highest evaluation and accreditation for 6 years. Experts highlighted these features of excellence of the Programme:... [-]


Master in International Economics

Campus Full time February 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates of this program are qualified experts of international economics who would be knowledgeable in the field and able to conduct scientific research at micro or macro levels, considering it in international and global contexts. Graduates of the program will possess the necessary skills for assessing and formulating international economic policies, conducting scientific economic analysis, employing appropriate methods and techniques for prediction and implementation of economic strategies at organizational and national levels, etc. [+]

Graduates of this program are qualified experts of international economics who would be knowledgeable in the field and able to conduct scientific research at micro or macro levels, considering it in international and global contexts. Graduates of the program will possess the necessary skills for assessing and formulating international economic policies, conducting scientific economic analysis, employing appropriate methods and techniques for prediction and implementation of economic strategies at organizational and national levels, etc.

Students admitted to the program have a possibility to study for the Double Diploma with the leading Business Schools from CEEMS network: University of Trento in Italy and the University of Aveiro in Portugal.... [-]


Master in Journalism and Media Industries

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate program in Journalism and Media Industries aims at training and educating experienced and knowledgeable media professionals open to societal changes, professional challenges, and innovations, possessing journalistic knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to various societal needs, but also to critically analyze the impact of media in the country's public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects. [+]

The graduate program in Journalism and Media Industries aims at training and educating experienced and knowledgeable media professionals open to societal changes, professional challenges, and innovations, possessing journalistic knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to various societal needs, but also to critically analyze the impact of media in the country's public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects.

Study subjects taught in the program cover a variety of issues in the field of journalism and media studies, predominantly those related to social and media changes, globally and contextually focused innovations. The study program also includes compulsory Internship course (organized during Summer semester), which is aimed to provide students with an opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice and gain on-the-job training in the field of journalism.... [-]


Master in Marketing and International Commerce

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The goal of the Marketing and International Commerce Program is to prepare marketing and international commerce specialists of high qualification who, having mastered the most recent marketing theories and methods, are able to analyse tendencies and changes in the market independently, follow and evaluate scientific innovations, as well as apply the knowledge for the development of organization marketing management. [+]

Access Requirements

Individuals, holding a Bachelor‘s degree in management and business administration fields, as well as those, having an equivalent university degree in the respective fields can enter this program of studies.

Program Objectives and Competencies Acquired

Marketing and International Commerce Program is meant for individuals holding a Bachelor‘s degree and pursuing a qualification in a master of marketing. The present-day organizations are experiencing a growing demand for modern, high qualification marketing specialists, able to think strategically and react to the changing domestic and international business environment. Therefore, the goal of the Marketing and International Commerce Program is to prepare marketing and international commerce specialists of high qualification who, having mastered the most recent marketing theories and methods, are able to analyse tendencies and changes in the market independently, follow and evaluate scientific innovations, as well as apply the knowledge for the development of organization marketing management.... [-]


Master in Organizational Psychology

Campus Full time February 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The study program Organizational Psychology is designed to prepare a psychologist capable of applying current knowledge and methods in psychology, research, consultation and counseling skills based on sound scientific and ethical principles that will promote psychosocial well-being and organizational effectiveness within the context of economic and social change. Upon completion of the program, a student is qualified a Master in Social Sciences, specializing in Organizational Psychology. [+]

The study program Organizational Psychology is designed to prepare a psychologist capable of applying current knowledge and methods in psychology, research, consultation and counseling skills based on sound scientific and ethical principles that will promote psychosocial well-being and organizational effectiveness within the context of economic and social change.

Upon completion of the program, a student is qualified a Master in Social Sciences, specializing in Organizational Psychology.

Competencies acquired

Upon completion of the program the graduates will have acquired the following competencies:

Describe, critically evaluate and apply modern psychological theories explaining the behavior of an organization, person or group; Evaluate and analyze the psychological aspects and problems of functioning of organizations; Carry out research on the basis of modern scientific methodology, to interpret the results properly, be able to present them appropriately, and give recommendations; Consult organizations on leadership, personnel management, an organization of work, career counseling and promotion of psychological well-being of employees; Elaborate and improve psychological intervention programs (personnel education, health maintenance, and promotion, team formation, employees’ adaptation, and socialization, etc.), provide help in their implementation and be able to evaluate their effectiveness; Work following Labour Law regulations and principles of professional ethics; Work individually and in teams, exchange information and professional experience. Career opportunities ... [-]

Master in Social Anthropology

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural analysis and a mediator of socio-cultural encounters. [+]

Access Requirements

The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in the fields of Social Sciences or Humanities.

Unique Features

Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural analysis and a mediator of socio-cultural encounters.

Certificate in Intercultural Understanding (Southern Illinois University, USA)

An international cooperation between VMU and Southern Illinois University (SIU) offers an op­portunity for MA in Social Anthropology students to attain the SIU Certificate in Intercultural Understanding. Students may complete the 24 ECTS credits of the Module of Study in Intercul­tural Understanding offered by the Department of Anthropology, SIU, by taking a total of four courses given at VMU campus as part of their degree studies. The Certificate from SIU is issued alongside their Master degree from VMU.... [-]


Master in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

Campus Full time August 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm [+]

JOINT DEGREE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm University (SU), Sweden, and the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. During their four-semester studies, students study in three different universities: the first semester is taught in Kaunas, the second in Mainz; for the third-semester students choose between Stockholm and Tartu, and the fourth-semester students stay at the University of their MA thesis main supervisor.

With its geographical focus on the entire Baltic-Sea region, the programme is unique amongst all sociolinguistic MA programmes in Europe in the width of languages and societies covered by the programme.... [-]


Master of Political Science: Diplomacy and International Relations

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared and organized with the support of the Seton Hall University (USA), School of International Relations and Diplomacy, and also with the support of Stasio Lozoraičio Fund. [+]

Unique Features

The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared and organized with the support of the Seton Hall University (USA), School of International Relations and Diplomacy, and also with the support of Stasio Lozoraičio Fund. Currently, this program is one of the most popular graduate study programs at the university. Since 2012/2013 all the program courses are delivered in English.

Access Requirements

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 24 credits in Political Science.... [-]


Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates of the Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies program will have a possibility to work in different state, non-governmental and private institutions such as public institutions. [+]

The postgraduate programme of East Asia Region Studies (EARS) is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of East Asian contemporary politics and society. The programme is mainly concentrated on modern political, economic, social and cultural issues of East Asian countries, i.e. Korea, Japan and China, but also provides possibility for students to study region’s history, traditions and religions. The best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of VMU’s partner universities in East Asia.

Competencies acquired Knowledge of contemporary politics, economics and society of China, Japan and Korea. Ability to critically analyse East Asian and international political and economic processes. Understanding of changes and development trends of East Asian countries. Effective communication skills across East Asian cultures and audiences at a personal and professional level. Ability to use research, communication and evaluation methods and tools in educational, informational, consultation and other activities. [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates will be able: to analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; to understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; etc. [+]

Access Requirements Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy is required. Proof of English Language: TOEFL 72 iBT / 408 PBT, IELTS 4.5, level B1; or an official document from an official institution showing applicant had courses in English or studied the English language. Applicants with lower English language level can be admitted to the studies. After arrival applicants will be asked to take English language test and take English language classes. Competencies Acquired

Graduates will be able:

To analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; To understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; To work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations; To comprehend evolution of biological objects, lows in heredity and variability, features and molecular principles of congenital diseases, and to know how to apply them for investigation of biological diversity, structure of living organisms, functioning, and evolution; According to collected data and molecular analysis to evaluate population’s structures, environmental impact on populations, interrelations between populations and individual species; To apply modern investigation methods, to work according to principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field... [-]

Master of Social Work

Campus Full time September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities to continue studies in doctoral programs (Ph.D.) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social; to work as managers and as superior social workers in social security, education, healthcare, law institutions: social support departments in municipalities, social services centers, residential care institutions, day-care and community centers, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, colleges, social research organizations. [+]

Competencies Acquired

Graduates will be able to:

develop social work research and produce social work knowledge; analyze the mission and objectives of contemporary social work in the local and global context promoting human rights and social justice; reflect the integrity of theory, practice, and ethics in social work process; analyze the interrelations between social policy, social structures, and resources and design social projects; critically analyze interactions between social worker and client and perform interventions in complex situations; apply social work intervention methods emphasizing the participation of clients in the change process; understand the principles, methods, and restrictions of social worker activity in organization and community; reflect the learning and professional experience, professional relations in organizations and continue learning independently, developing social work profession. Career Opportunities ... [-]

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Contact

Vytautas Magnus University

Address Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaicio g. 58
LT-44248 Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania
Website http://www.vdu.lt/en/
Phone +370 37 327 978