Vytautas Magnus University

Introduction

Ranked among the TOP 700 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and following in the tradition of its 95-year-old progenitor University of Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University is the only higher education institution in the country and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. Artes liberales principle fostered by the university allows students to freely change and organize their schedule, 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 which never interfere with the specialty subjects. VMU offers 21 Master degree along with 12 Bachelor degree programs, which are entirely taught in English. Every semester university gathers colorful international community, which unites representatives from nearly 50 countries around the world.

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Application for the Spring semester 2018 at the moment is open. Application deadline is the 1st of December.

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Master

Master in Applied Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2018 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 2018 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. [+]

Unique Features

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.

Competencies Acquired Knowledge and understanding of data mining techniques and their applicability in different domains. Knowledge and understanding of the design and implementation of intelligent and adaptive systems. Knowledge of professional development of commercial and social IT products using modern computer platforms, and estimation of their demand, impact, and relevance to users, enterprises or organizations. Ability to perform interdisciplinary R&D in data mining and data analysis field, apply research results in practical applications. Ability to perform interdisciplinary R&D in natural language processing and information retrieval field, apply research results in practical applications. Ability to perform interdisciplinary R&D in systems analysis, modeling, identification, and control field, apply research results in practical applications. Ability to apply data mining techniques for the analysis of diverse data (sound, ECG, EEG). Ability to analyze, formalize and model systems and processes of different complexity. Ability to apply Natural Language Processing techniques. Ability to apply parallel programming skills for the development of concurrent distributed and multi-core/-processor systems. Ability to design multiplatform services and applications, integrating intelligent and adaptive technologies. Ability to clearly and convincingly present problems and suggested solutions to experts and non-experts, using ground knowledge, reasoning, relevant presentation tools, and methods. Ability to professionally communicate and collaborate in distributed IT projects. Ability to critically analyze IT projects and their influence on business, culture and social context. Career Opportunities ... [-]

Master in Educational Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  August 2018 Lithuania Kaunas + 1 more

Study programme is open to the persons having bachelor or vocational bachelor degree in the all fields of studies [+]

Access Requirements

Study programme is open to the persons having bachelor or vocational bachelor degree in the 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 the psychology in their bachelor degree studies are required to study the 1st cycle subject the 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 Finance

Campus Full time September 2018 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 September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

Master in International Business Law (MIBL) is particularly atractive because of the possibility to aquire an interdisciplinary education. Subjects are selected in order to meet [+]

Unique Features

Master in International Business Law (MIBL) is particularly atractive because of the possibility to aquire an interdisciplinary education. Subjects are selected in order to meet everyone’s who works or is interested in international business needs and to acquire thorough knowledge and understanding how business environment works at international level. Mixed groups of foreign and Lithuanian students serves as a floor for discovering new and innovative educational and scientific aspects and for analizing problems arising in the field of international business law from comparative perspective.

MIBL programme is run in collaboration with highly qualified professors from different US and Europe universities, such as Michigan State university, Texas Tech university, Geneva University, Jagellionian university in Krakow, Amsterdam university, Venice Ca’ Foscari university.... [-]


Master in International Business Law

Campus Full time September 2018 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/competences 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/competences that must be achieved/ acquired over the course of studies.

Feedback of 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 Journalism and Media Industries

Campus Full time September 2018 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 2018 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 Social Anthropology

Campus Full time September 2018 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 2018 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 [+]

OINT 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 2018 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 Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2018 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 2018 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, Lithuania
Website http://www.vdu.lt/en/
Phone +370 37 327 978