East Asia Region Studies

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

The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent, and a grade point average of at least 7.0. The basic selection criteria are:

  • Bachelor’s studies grade point average;
  • Bachelor’s thesis grade;
  • Priority is given to students with Bachelor’s degrees from the social sciences and humanities;
  • Priority is given to students with Political Science certificate;

It is recommended that applicants have completed the following prerequisites: Introduction of Political Science, Introduction to International Relations, Political Philosophy and Introduction of Economics.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

Students are able to analyze political processes in Asia countries; knows theoretical models and their practical applications for examining regional political and economic phenomena. A graduate is able to identify, analyze, evaluate, foresee the main tendencies of political and economic processes in the East Asia region; is competent to analyze political processes in different countries in the regional context.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme of the East Asia region studies will have a possibility to work in different state, nongovernmental and private institutions such as public institutions of the Republic of Lithuania, diplomatic missions, EU institutions, diplomatic missions of East Asia countries in Lithuania, educational institutions. Graduates of the programme of the East Asia Region studies are offered the possibility to continue their studies in the post-graduate programme in the field of Social Sciences. After successful completion of these studies they will be granted Master degrees.

Joint Degree programme

The Baltic Region Studies degree is taken as a joint degree programme in collaboration with international partner universities: University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Latvia (Latvia) and University of Turku (Finland).

Curriculum

Course

Code

ECTS credits

Compulsory Courses (8)

 

Regional Studies and Academic Writing

BRS5001

4

Politics and International Relations in East Asia

RRS5002

6

Economic Expansion in East Asia and Environment Protection

RRS5003

6

Ethnicity and National Politics in East Asia

RRS5004

6

Case of Korea: Democracy and Totalitarianism in East Asia

RRSN6001

5

Political Development of China

RRSN6002

5

Postwar Japan’s Society and Politics

RRSN5018

5

Regions Evolution in the International System

BRS6006

4

Optional Courses (3)

 

Japanese Language (1 level)

JAP0311

6

Japanese Language (2 level)

JAP0312

6

Japanese Language (3 level)

JAP0313

6

Korean Language (1 level)

KOR0311

6

Korean Language (2 level)

KOR0312

6

Korean Language (3 level)

KOR0313

6

Chinese Language (1 level)

KIN0311

6

Chinese Language (2 level)

KIN0312

6

Chinese Language (3 level)

KIN0313

6

Optional Courses (3)

 

 

The History of Political Ideas in the XX Century

POP5011

5

Chinese Culture and Civilization

RRS5016

5

The History of Korean Culture

RRS5017

5

Japanese Culture: the Heritage and the Present Situation

RRS6011

5

Small and Medium Size States Economic Policy

ADI6006

6

Orientalism and Occidentalism in International Relations

POD5015

6

International and Intercultural Communication

KOM5025

6

Research Projects (3)

 

 

Research Project, No. 1

RRS5021

5

Research Project, No. 2

RRS5020

4

Research Project, No. 3

RRS6010

7

Master’s Thesis

 

 

Master’s Thesis

 

30

Total:

120