Psychology (Undergraduate)

Why this study programme?

Goal of the programme is to train qualified bachelor in psychology graduates, who possess basic psychological knowledge and skills and are able to apply them in diverse situations in a scientific and ethical way.

High-quality study programme:
  • In 2015, foreign expert group confirmed the quality of the programme;
  • The programme received accreditation for the longest possible term – 6 years (until 2021);
  • The programme complies with the EuroPsy requirements for bachelor study programmes in psychology  confirmed by EFPA: European Federation of Psychologists' Association.
The shortest bachelor in psychology programme in Lithuania:
  • 3,5 years, i.e. 7 semesters.
The programme has an applied focus:
  • The programme includes alternative subjects, so the students can determine, which applied field of psychology (e.g., business psychology, legal psychology) they wish to know better;
  • Each semester includes at least one subject, which helps to develop practical skills, including personal (e.g., communication), professional academic (e.g., academic writing) or professional practical (e.g., psychological assessment or counseling) skills;
  • Practical skills are taught in small seminar groups, which ensures an effective transfer of skills.
Young, enthusiastic, proactive teachers:
  • 2/3 of the teachers are younger than 40;
  • Half of the teachers are practicians.

Course content (Click)

Assoc. prof. Antanas Valantinas:
It is a great honor and a challenge to lecture in this programme. I've been teaching international students for five years already and I'm still not sure who is gaining more: me or my students? Every year I start a three-year journey with a new group of international students through subjects I teach them. And every time I enjoy getting acquainted with the cultural differences, a huge variety of learning and studying styles and traditions. I can see how the students know each other not only as personalities, but also as representatives of their culture. The international group of students has a huge advantage: they can examine how different cultures experience a variety of psychological phenomena or regularities. They study cross-cultural differences not from books, but by knowing each other and communicating with each other. If only I could once again return to the beginning of my professional career, I would start from an international undergraduate psychology programme.

Programme type Bachelor's studies (university)
Field of study
Psychology
Study areaSocial sciences
Degree awardedBachelor of Psychology
Duration 3,5 years
Credits210
AccreditationCentre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Course languageEnglish
LocationVilnius
Starting date September 1st
Tuition fee EU students 1800 EUR/per year
Tuition fee Non-EU students 2340 EUR/per year

Entry requirements

In case your English language level is not sufficient, please choose English Language Minor studies. During the first study year students, who enter a major Bachelor study programme together with minor English language studies, will focus on language studies only. Upon completion of one year Minor English Language studies and reaching sufficient English language proficiency level international students will continue studies on their selected Major.

International mobility possibilities

2nd and 3rd year students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do internship in another country.

Career prospects

Upon completion of studies, the graduates can work under the supervision of a qualified psychologist as well as continue with postgraduate studies of psychology or other social sciences and seek Master’s degree and a further independent career.

Graduates of the programme will:

  • be able to understand and explain psychological functioning of a person and a group applying basic scientific psychological knowledge;
  • be able to independently present scientific psychological knowledge, implement educational psychological activities, conduct training which facilitates improvement of psychological functioning on a personal and group level;
  • know methodology of psychological research, will be able to carry out an empirical study, process collected data, analyze results, formulate conclusions and recommendations;
  • be able to conduct psychological evaluation tasks, prepare, develop and implement interventions responding to the needs of a person, group or organization, under a supervision of a professional psychologist with no lower than a Master‘s degree in psychology;
  • understand professional ethical requirements, will be able to take responsibility for her/ his own actions and will know the limits of her/ his competence, i.e., will know which tasks can be implemented independently, and which – under a supervision of a professional psychologist with not lower than a Master‘s degree in psychology.

Student testimonials

Rūta Valiulytė, Graduate:
When I was 17 years old, I left to the United States to study and to play basketball. After the graduation, I came back to Lithuania, and decided to study psychology in English at Mykolas Romeris University. I have heard a lot of good reviews from current and former psychology students who studied in MRU – I especially liked that the lecturers are young, but have a lot of experience, emphasis is put on practical tasks, student groups are not large and attention is given to each student separately. It sounded familiar to my previous academic experience in the USA, and I thought that for those reasons MRU would be a great fit for me. Of course, for a lot of people my choice to study in English seemed strange, because I live in Lithuania and speak Lithuanian, but I always had plans to eventually continue my studies overseas. Even though the programme itself was still very young, the studies did not disappoint me one bit – I have learned a lot from my lecturers, who were innovative and enthusiastic, and, I must say, have done a wonderful job of passing through the information in English language. The lecturers were always willing to help, and the university’s library had plenty of resources if need be. I also got an opportunity to complete an internship already in my second year of university. Even though the group was not large, each semester we had foreign exchange students who joined the programme. The group ended up being very multicultural, which made the discussions even more interesting. At the moment I am living in Australia, where I am pursuing a diploma in counselling, and hope to continue to pursue a master’s degree in psychology. As for the programme, I hope it continues to grow and  to improve, and attracts not only international, but also Lithuanian students, who are thinking of studying psychology in English language.
Dor Koren, Graduate from Israel:
Choosing to study psychology at MRU in Lithuania has been one of the largest decisions I made in my short life, but is one I do not regret. It had its pros and cons, as all outcomes, but is, in the end, a learning experience with which to grow. I am no longer the person I was when I first entered the university, and for that I am grateful.

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Programme Director:

Prof. dr. Saulė Raižienė, e-mail: s.raiziene@mruni.eu

MRU International Office provides all related information for prospective degree seeking students: 

e-mail for all inquiries: study@mruni.eu



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