International Policy Studies - MRU

International Policy Studies

Field of study Political Science
National Code 6211JX075
Degree awarded Master of Social Sciences
Duration 1,5 years
Language English
Tuition fee €4384 per one academic year (2024-2025)

Looking to advance your career in public service? Want to improve your knowledge in the area of politics? Want to learn about politics of different countries and regions?

A lot of questions and if you found at least one positive answer, take master degree in International Policy Studies into consideration. Prepare yourself for a leading role in international organizations, NGOs and global businesses. Improve your education of contemporary politics, while getting the most out of your international studies.

Study in Vilnius, in what might be the best university in Lithuania for political sciences. Take your education to the next level by delving into topics of contemporary political theories, studying Asian society and CIS countries from political, cultural and economic perspectives. Learn what it takes to create a secure country through political and economic policy.

Conduct your studies in English, so you could prepare yourself for the international scene. Also, study abroad through our Erasmus+ program, at an university of your choice. Finalize your studies with a master’s thesis, where you can showcase your knowledge of international political scene. To take full advantage of this course, you will be required to know English at B2 level.

After 1,5 years of studies, you will receive your master degree in the field of political sciences. You will also be awarded 90 ECTS credits for your future studies. Upon completion of your studies, you will be able to work as an advocate, a diplomat, an international business leader, policy maker. You will be able to apply your knowledge as a civil servant, an analyst, an expert at municipalities, ministries, government, parliament, business enterprises, teaching, scientific and other institutions of the public sector and so much more.

Study in Europe, in one of the best universities in Lithuania. At MRU, you will find a low tuition fee, making this master degree even more enticing. We also have scholarships for master studies available at our university. You can find more information on scholarships available here.

Check out more information on International Political Studies lecture content below and decide if this program is best for you. Contact us if you have more questions. If not, hit that Apply now button and get your degree started!

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Study Content

STUDY PROGRAMME PLAN

Course units

ECTS credits

1st YEAR

60

1 SEMESTER

30

Compulsory course units

24

Contemporary Political Theory*

3

Fundamentals of Political Science*

3

Micro- and Macroeconomics*

3

International Relations and Geopolitics

6

International Political Economy

6

International Law and International Institutions

6

Research Methodology

6

Alternatively elective course units

6

Asian Community: Cultural, Political and Economic Aspects

6

Great powers and global Order

6

Security Studies

6

2 SEMESTER

30

Compulsory course units

24

Economic, Political, and Defensive Integration of Europe and Asia

6

Political and Economic Systems of Asian Countries

6

Russian and CIS Studies

6

Master Thesis

6

Alternatively elective course units

6

Critical Political Theory

6

Far Eastern Studies

6

International Political and Economic Crises

6

International Practice

6

Political and National Conflict Studies

6

2nd YEAR

30

3 SEMESTER

30

Compulsory course units

30

Lithuanian Foreign Policy and Economic

6

Master Thesis

18

Discussion Seminars: Political and Economic Challenges of international Relations

6

* – Course units are compulsory for students who have not studied it during their bachelor’s studies.

 

Study Organization

Full-time studies on Campus are organized on weekdays from 18:00 to 21:00. Once a week studies will be held on the virtual learning platform “Moodle”.

If some students will not be able to arrive on time due to serious reasons (ex. prolonged TRP application procedure), they will be able to join the courses online for the first semester.

 

Admission Steps
  1. Choose a study programme
  2. Fill in the application form at apply.mruni.eu
  3. Pay the non-refundable application fee (for non-EU citizens – 100 euros, for EU-citizens and MRU alumni – 50 euros)
  4. Receive your application evaluation results
  5. Confirm your acceptance by paying the first-year tuition fee and 50 euros registration fee (non-refundable)
  6. Sign the study contract
  7. Start Temporary Residence Permit application procedure
  8. Register to studies
Admission Requirements

Required documents:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent first university degree diploma (3-year study duration minimum)
  • Academic transcripts of each study year
  • Document proving English language level
  • Motivational letter
  • Passport copy

Additional educational documents might be required depending on the country of residence.

Provided documents must be in color, have no cut corners (high quality scan).

By submitting the documents applicant agrees for one’s information to be shared with other institutions that the University might refer to while processing the academic verification.

Applicants might be asked to participate in additional knowledge evaluation.

English Language Requirements

Required level – B2

Assessments of English language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B2:

  • TOEFL IBT 65-78
  • IELTS 5.0-6.5
  • DUOLINGO 100-125

If you do not have a certificate proving your English language proficiency level, you can take the University Online English language level test. You will be able to choose this option while filling in the application. The test is free of charge.

Certificate is not required if your native language is English or if your previous studies were conducted fully in English language.

Documents Legalization
  • If the original educational documents/transcripts are in English, Lithuanian or Russian with an apostille (if required) on the scanned original, no translation needed.
  • If original educational documents/transcripts are not in English, Lithuanian or Russian languages, then they have to be supplemented with an official translation.
  • The official translation has to be confirmed with the sworn translator’s signature or official notarization.
  • Accepted students shall present their original educational documents/transcripts to the International Office upon arrival to begin their studies.
Country Specific Requirements

Detailed information here.

Country

Documentation requirements

Cameroon

Higher Education Qualifications

 

  1. Diploma
  2. Official Academic Transcript (original or certified true copy) scanned and e-mailed from official university registrar’s email address to recognition@mruni.eu or posted directly to the Mykolas Romeris University (International Admissions, Ateities str. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania) in a sealed and stamped envelope.

China

Higher Education

  1. Degree Certificate (original or certified true copy)
  2. Graduation Certificate (original or certified true copy)
  3. Academic Transcript (original or certified true copy)
  4. Verification reports in English for the degree certificate issued by the China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Centre (http://cqv.chinadegrees.cn/ )

Please refer to General Documentation Requirements for more information.Please note that all documents issued in Chinese should be supplemented with an official translation into English, Russian, or Lithuanian. A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature.

Congo (Democratic Republic of)

Higher Education Qualifications

 

  1. Diploma
  2. Official Academic Transcript (original or certified true copy) scanned and e-mailed from official university registrar’s email address to recognition@mruni.eu or posted directly to the Mykolas Romeris University (International Admissions, Ateities str. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania) in a sealed and stamped envelope.

Ghana

Higher Education Qualifications

 

  1. Diploma
  2. Official Academic Transcript (original or certified true copy) scanned and e-mailed from official university registrar’s email address to recognition@mruni.eu or posted directly to the Mykolas Romeris University (International Admissions, Ateities str. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania) in a sealed and stamped envelope.

India

Higher Education Qualifications

 

  1. Apostilled original degree certificate of 4 years minimum
  2. Apostilled original consolidated mark sheet of 4 years minimum

Nigeria

Higher Education Qualifications

 

  1. Diploma
  2. Official Academic Transcript (original or certified true copy) scanned and e-mailed from official university registrar’s email address to recognition@mruni.eu or posted directly to the Mykolas Romeris University (International Admissions, Ateities str. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania) in a sealed and stamped envelope.

Pakistan

Higher Education Qualifications:

  1. Diploma attested by the Higher Education Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. Full Academic Transcript attested by the Higher Education Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

South Korea

Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Graduation and Transcript posted directly to our office by the higher education institution in a sealed and stamped envelope.

United States

Higher Education

  1. Diploma;
  2. Official academic transcript submitted in a sealed and stamped envelope;
Qualification Recognition

Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

  • The evaluation and recognition of prior qualifications is a part of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) admissions process.
  • By submitting the online application you confirm that the documents are legitimate and that MRU can verify the authenticity of the documents by contacting its issuing authority and national ENIC/NARIC centre.
  • Documents uploaded must be in good condition and in full colour. Documents issued in languages other than English, Russian, or Lithuanian must be accompanied with an official translation into English or Lithuanian. 
  • Before you apply make sure that you have a complete documentation package and that your qualifications are giving access to higher education according to the study programme level you are applying for at the MRU.  

Recognition Criteria

  • The purpose of an assessment is to compare a foreign qualification with a similar level qualification awarded in Lithuania according to quality, profile, content, workloads and learning outcomes.
  • Your qualification will be assessed according to specific requirements for the programme you are applying for and whether your academic results are sufficient for studies at the MRU.

Right to Appeal

Recognition decisions can be appealed against to the Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Concerning Higher Education Appeal Committee under the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science.

All appeals with supporting documents must be submitted to:
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Ph.: +37052104778
Email: recognition@skvc.lt 
Address: SKVC, A. Goštauto st. 12, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania

The procedure of evaluation and recognition of academic qualifications

Fees

Application fee (non-refundable):

  • for Non-EU citizens – €100
  • for EU citizens and MRU Alumni – €50

Registration fee (non-refundable):

  • €50

Tuition fee (EU/Non-EU citizens) per 1 academic year: €4384 (academic year 2024-2025).

Payment information will be provided in the invoices issued in your online application form.

Student continues to pay the same tuition fee which was implied at the time of the admission.

Contact Us
International Admissions Office
Didlaukio str. 55, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: study@mruni.eu
Phone: +370 5 271 4700
WhatsApp: +370  6 564 6682
Office: L-305

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