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KTU offers a wide range of study programmes

KTU offers a wide range of study programmes focused on research-based studies. The applicants can choose from more than 120 study programmes and be admitted to the study programmes of the first cycle (bachelor’s) or integrated studies, the study programmes of the second cycle (master’s) or third cycle (doctoral) studies under the procedure of a competition.

Bachelor’s studies are the first cycle studies. The individuals who have secondary education and comply with other requirements set out by the University are admitted to these studies. The volume of the study programmes is 180 or 240 study credits; the duration of full-time studies is 3 or 4 years. The studies are completed by the bachelor’s final degree project and the graduates are awarded the bachelor’s qualification degree equivalent of the level six of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework and providing the right to perform professional activities and/or continue studies in the master’s (second cycle) studies. The list of the bachelor’s study programmes offered by the University is available here.

 

Integrated studies include the first and second cycle studies. The individuals who have secondary education, pass the entrance examination and comply with other requirements set out by the University are admitted to these studies. The University provides one study programme of integrated studies – Architecture in the volume of 300 study credits; the duration of studies is 5 years. The studies are completed by the final degree project and the graduates are awarded the master’s qualification degree equivalent of the level seven of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework and providing the right to perform professional activities and/or continue studies in the doctoral (third cycle) studies.

Master’s studies are the second cycle studies. The individuals who have graduated from the bachelor’s (first cycle) or integrated (bachelor’s and master’s) studies and comply with other requirements set out by the University are admitted to these studies. The volume of the study programmes is 90 or 120 study credits; the duration of full-time studies is 1.5 or 2 years. The studies are completed by the master’s final degree project and the graduates are awarded the master’s qualification degree equivalent of the level seven of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework and providing the right to perform professional activities and/or continue studies in the doctoral (third cycle) studies. The list of the master’s study programmes offered by the University is available here.

Doctoral studies are intended for the preparation of scientists capable of performing independent research and experimental development work, solving scientific problems and working in an academic and non-academic environment. The duration of doctoral studies is 4 years (full-time studies). The individuals who hold a master’s or equivalent qualification degree can apply to doctoral studies. Doctoral studies include the studies (30 ECTS), the research, the preparation and defence of the doctoral dissertation. After the completion of doctoral studies and defence of the doctoral dissertation, the graduate is awarded the doctoral degree.