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International Politics and Economics

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Programme
International Politics and Economics
Degree awarded
Master‘s studies
Field of study
Social Sciences
Qualification
Master of Political Science
Duration
1,5 years
Credits (ECTS)
90
Course language
English
Admission
  • Education requirements: Bachelor's degree. In case a Bachelor's degree is not from political science or economics, students should attend three additional courses (Introduction to Political Science, Modern Political Theories and Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) and pass them during the first semester.  
  • Structure of the competitive score for people entering to the Master's studies: 
  1. The competitive score is made of the amount of the following two scores:  
    - Arithmetic mean of the assessments (grades) of final examinations and (or) final work multiplied by weighted coefficient of 0.8;
    - Arithmetic mean of the assessments (grades) that remained in the diploma supplement. Structure of the competitive score for persons applying for full-time studies of respective master’s study programmes after additional studies. 
  2. The competitive score is made of the amount of two scores:
    - Arithmetic mean of the assessments (grades) of final examinations and (or) final work multiplied by weighted coefficient of 0.8;
    - Arithmetic mean of the assessments (grades) that remained in the diploma supplement and of the assessments contained in the certificate of additional studies.
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
  • For Admission Procedure and Application Deadlines please refer to MRU's webpage or Apply Online.
Application deadline
June 30, 2017
Start date
September 01, 2017
Tuition fee
Non-EU students 3120 EUR/year; EU students 2240 EUR/year
Contact email

Mykolas Romeris University

20 Ateities St, Vilnius
LT-08303 Lithuania
Tel. +370 527 14 625
Fax +370 526 76 000
E-mail: study@mruni.eu
www.mruni.eu

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Study programme have clearly defined, reasonable and valid objectives: to prepare international politics and international economy specialists capable of competent research, analysis, critical assessment and forecast of political and economic processes in Asia, independent investigation, preparation of recommendations and simulation of possible consequences of their decisions on issues related to international relations and international economy on the national, regional, and global levels and manifesting competitiveness in pursuit of career in the private sector working with Asian countries or national and international institutions related to the spheres of international policy and international economy.


The focus on Asian studies is due not only to the significance of the continent to the world order in the 21st century, but also to its geostrategic and economic relevance for Lithuania. The study programme highlights the political and economic processes in Asian countries so as to demonstrate the relevance of the theories studied in the programme. Those implementing the programme (as well as the students) believe that such focus is valuable because only a generic viewpoint on the international system to some extent limits the opportunities to gain more specific knowledge. On the other hand, certain parts of Asia (particular emphasis is laid on China, Japan, and India) play a very important global role.


Hence, the programme is not meant to become a classical programme of studies of a specific region. The processes in Asia receive a significant amount of attention because global tensions and the most important transformative political, economic, and social processes in the 21st century are found precisely in this region. This is particularly relevant in studies of international politics in the 21st century, the understanding and explanation of which is impossible without taking into account the practices and paradigms of other social sciences.

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