Diplomacy and International Relations

Area of Studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master of Political Science

Access Requirements

A 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 programme, should have 6 credits in Social Science, 4 credits in Humanities and 10 credits in Political Science.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

The aim of the graduate programme of Diplomacy and International Relations is to prepare highly qualified specialists and analysts who will possess the skills to analyse and to evaluate the evolution of international relations, including the major changes and events in this field and the reasons for these changes. Graduates of this programme will be able to identify and reconcile  ever-changing norms, roles and the types of practical diplomacy used in international relations. The programme of Diplomacy and International Relations will develop students’ skills to gather, update and to apply the newest scientific knowledge.  Upon completion of the programme, a Master’s degree in Political Science is granted.

Graduates of the programme obtain the following skills:

  • To be prepared to perform practical work in the field of international relations and diplomacy using gained theoretical background.
  • The ability to independently identify and analyse the main challenges in the practical sphere of international relations and diplomacy.
  • To be prepared to conduct theoretical analyses of significant problems in the field of international relations and diplomacy.
  • To be able to evaluate fast-changing social practices and to flexibly apply it in the Lithuanian and international labour market.
  • The ability to learn independently, and apply this ability in following and evaluating relavent international events.
  • To obtain familiarity with the high culture of professional thinking.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Diplomacy and International Relations master’s programme will have the possibility to work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions, Lithuanian government institutions (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs), diplomatic missions (embassies, business, tourism), EU institutions,  and educational institutions, (e.g. Institutions of higher education, Institutes of Scientific Research). Graduates of the programme are also offered the possibility to continue their studies in a post-graduate programme in the field of Social Sciences.

Curriculum

Course title

Course code

ECTS credits

Obligatory courses (9)

 

 

English Language Course for Diplomats

POD 5001

6

Contemporary International Crises

POD 5002

6

International Relations Theories and Methodology

POD 5003

5

International Security and Foreign Policy Strategy

POD 5004

6

European Integration Problems and Lithuania

ADI5005

6

Organization of Diplomatic Service

POD 6001

6

Theory and Practice of Negotiations

POD 6002

4

Diplomatic and Consular Law

POD 6003

6

Neighborhood Policy of the European Union

POD5012

5

Optional courses

 

 

History of Diplomacy

POD 5005

4

Human Rights

POD 5013

5

Politics of The United States of America

POD 5011

4

Regions’ Evolution in the International System

BRS6006

4

Religion and Politics in the Global World

POD5014

4

International Organizations

POD 5006

6

Ethnic Conflicts and International Relations

POD 5007

4

Special Course

POD 5008

6

Politics of the Balkan States

POP5015

6

Small and Medium Size States’ Economic Policy

ADI 6006

6

Academic Writing

POD 6005

6

Lithuania and the World in the 20th Century

IST 6002

6

Migration Policy of the State

ADI 6003

6

EU Law and Home Affairs

POP5018

4

Political Systems of Asian States

POP5019

5

Orientalism and Occidentalism in International Relations

POD5015

6

Research Projects (3)

 

 

Research Project Nr.1

POD 5009

4

Research Project Nr. 2

POD 5010

6

Research Project Nr. 3

POD 6006

8

Final Paper

 

 

Master’s Thesis

 

30

Total credits:

 

120