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 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 Latin America. In connection with this, students are given the opportunity to study one of the area languages (such as Arabic, 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.
As the program is physically set in Lithuania, through its teaching staff as well as students it ingeniously combines the Western European expertise and Eastern European experiences.
Upon the completion of the International Politics and Development Studies program, graduates shall be able to:
Graduates of the International Politics and Development Studies program will be able to work as either analysts, political advisors, or project managers in:
Alternatively, they may further pursue their studies in more specialized Masters programs in political science and other social sciences or humanities.
Application fee 172,64 / 50 EUR.Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
One year of studies is equal to 60 ECTS credits, divided to 30 per semesterDuration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Applicants for International Politics and Development Studies programme should have a secondary school diploma or equivalent degree and abilities to speak, read and write in English.
No work experience is required.