World Politics and Economy

Study Programme World Politics and Economy incorporates two main disciplines: political science and economy. Graduates of the programme achieve diploma of Social sciences with Major in Political Science and Minor in Economics.

Students will be able to compare various countries, their political and economic processes, to initiate, develop and implement a variety of political, social, economic, informational development projects. Graduates will have the knowledge, abilities and skills to develop and implement international projects, actively participate in the EU Neighborhood region (the Eastern Partnership and the Black Sea Synergy, the Mediterranean Partnership) NGO forums dealing with political and economic issues in Eastern Europe and the rest of the world, to project potential actions and scenarios for the future and at the same time represent Lithuania and other countries.

Feedback of lecturers and students

“Contemporary world is a global one, so this programme aims to analyse processes and tendencies all over the world, such as globalization, terrorism, migration, economic crisis, sustainable development and others.” Dr. Gintarė Žukaitė

Competencies acquired

Graduates will be able to:

  • to explain the political and economic processes in various countries, regions and globally;
  • to assess the links between political actors and economic structures in the political systems of various countries;
  • to conduct a comparative analysis of political and economic processes, conduct phenomena analysis and predict the future trend of these processes;
  • to do a research of political and economic entities‘ singularities and the relationship between them;
  • to identify and assess the main political and economic trends in the world;
  • to select and identify the optimal direction of economic and political practice;
  • to assess newly acquired skills, constantly collect information and critically assess it, and be guided by continual learning provisions.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the World Politics and Economy Studies program will be able to pursue their studies in more specialized Master’s programmes in political science, economics and other social sciences and humanities at VMU and other Lithuanian or foreign universities. Graduates will be capable to engage in practical activities: work as political advisors, reviewers, managers and economists in Lithuanian and foreign public institutions, national embassies, consular offices, non-governmental organizations, the European Union and other international organizations, institutions and offices. Graduates will also be ready to work in: private sector, media or initiate their own companies. Specialists will be able to compare various countries, their political and economic processes, to initiate, develop and implement a variety of political, social, economic, informational development projects. Graduates will have the knowledge, abilities and skills to develop and implement international projects, actively participate in the EU Neighborhood region (the Eastern Partnership and the Black Sea Synergy, the Mediterranean Partnership) NGO forums dealing with political and economic issues in Eastern Europe and the rest of the world, to project potential actions and scenarios for the future and at the same time represent Lithuania and other countries.

Contacts

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy (inquiries regarding study programme)
Head of department of Political Science, head of the programme Assoc. Prof. Andžej Pukšto, Andzej.Puksto@vdu.lt
Chair of the Programme Committee Dr. Gintaras Šumskas, gintaras.sumskas@vdu.lt
Address V. Putvinskio str. 23, Room No. 604 LT-44243 Kaunas, Lithuania
Website pmdf.vdu.lt/en

 

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  • Faculty Faculty of Political Sciences and Diplomacy
  • Group of Fields of Study Social Sciences
  • Lenght of Programme 4 academic years
  • ECTS credits 240
  • Name of Qualification Bachelor of Social Sciences