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Public Policy Economics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #488 (QS) ,
The aim of the programme is to prepare highly qualified economists with deep knowledge of macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, international economics, welfare economics and strategic planning and able to apply recent economic models and contemporary research methods by submitting analytic, critical, and systemic proposals on the issues of formation and implementation of economic policy.

About

Why Public Policy Economics Study Programme At Vilnius University?

The aim of the programme is to prepare highly qualified economists with deep knowledge of macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, international economics, welfare economics and strategic planning and able to apply recent economic models and contemporary research methods by submitting analytic, critical, and systemic proposals on the issues of formation and implementation of economic policy, focusing on sustainable and inclusive economic, regional and social development.

Career Opportunities

The graduates will be able to work as executives, experts or consultants in the public or municipal administration authorities, economic research and education institutions, public and non-governmental organisations, international organisations, international and local business companies.

Access to further studies

The graduates of the programme will be able to proceed to doctoral studies at our or other Lithuanian or foreign universities, while the best of the graduates will be considered for being employed at the university.

Programme Structure

1st Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Welfare Economics
  • Theory of Economic Integration
  • Economic Research Methods
  • Research Project I

Elective Courses

  • Analysis and Evaluation of Investment Projects
  • Economic Development
  • Financial Markets and Financial Measures

2nd Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Analysis of Macroeconomic Policy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research Project II

Elective Courses

  • International Project Management
  • Cost-benefit Analysis

3rd Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Competition Policy
  • Economic Globalisation
  • Regional Development
  • Master’s Final Thesis

Elective Courses

  • Labour and Social Policy
  • International Trade Policy
  • International Business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following C1 Advanced score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent;
  • No less than 20 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, management and business administration or other social sciences, or the acquired analogous practical experience, substantiated during the motivation interview;
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      3300 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3300 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
    • EU/EEA

      3300 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3300 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Vilnius

    • 490 - 860 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    State scholarships under international agreements and bilateral exchange programmes are designed for students, lecturers and researchers of higher education and research institutions to enable them to study or carry out research at state higher education and research institutions of the Republic of Lithuania. Students and researchers from different fields of studies or research are welcome to apply for Lithuanian state scholarships.

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