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B.Sc.Public Policy

Tuition fee €2,800.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time


Public Policy is a promising new and relevant study programme intended to qualify specialists in public policy who have knowledge and analytical skills in political decision making, policy implementation and policy analysis. Students acquire knowledge about the main actors of public policy, about public relations, international relations, economic and social policy of a state, strategic governance and governance based on civic participation, the most relevant problems of public policy and their innovative solutions. Moreover, the knowledge might be deepened as well as skills improved in topics like labour market and employment, culture and art industries, environment, research and innovation, social and economic EU policy.

Programme structure

1 semester
1 Introduction to Public Administration
2 Basics of Economics
3 Government and Politics
4 Introduction to Law
5 Innovative Information Technologies

2 semester
1 Public Relations
2 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
3 Basics of Public Policy
4 Electives of Individual Health Education 2015
5 Electives of Personality Development 2015
6 Foreign Language Electives (Level C1) 2015

3 semester
1 Political Theory
2 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Research
3 Statistics
4 Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

4 semester
1 International Relations
2 Basics of Local Self-Government
3 Electives of Philosophy 2016
4 Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

5 semester
1 Civil Society in European Union
2 Public Programmes and Projects
3 Public Financial Management
4 Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

6 semester
1 Public Policy Decision Making
2 Social Policy
3 Electives of Entrepreneurship Education 2016
4 Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

7 semester
1 Basics of Public Administration Ethics
2 Comparative Public Policy
3 European Union Governance System
4 Electives of Major Study Field or Minor Study Field

8 semester
1 Final Degree Project
2 Practice

Career opportunities

FROM specialist in a municipality committee, senior specialist in a municipality committee, administrator in a mayor’s office, counsellor of a mayor, vice-head of a municipality secretariat.
TO Head of a municipality secretariat.

1. Civil Service Department
2. Kaunas City Municipality
3. Kaunas District Municipality
4. Marijampole Municipality
5. Taurage District Municipality Administration

Other opportunities
1. Students Scientific Society (SMD)
2. KTU Debate club
3. Academic cognitive science club

Apply now! Fall semester 2017/18
Application deadline
Aug 30, 2017 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2017

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States