Sociology and Psychology

The aim of the programme is to prepare specialists who are capable of studying various societal processes, to identify problems and to propose solutions to solving them. Graduates will be able to conduct social and psychological research, to prepare and implement research projects, to analyse, diagnose and interpret social and psychological reality.

The programme meets the highest standards of the profession – Sociology and Psychology bachelors will be able to pursue career in public and market research agencies, government, business, science and study companies or organisations.

Entry requirements
Code 6121JX033
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Cycle First cycle
Field Sociology
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 3 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Social Sciences
 

Values

Studies

Unique study profile and interesting modules

This is the only study programme in Lithuania that offers integrated learning of both sociology and psychology. It also discusses unique and relevant study topics, such as the understanding of technological risks, social effect of climate change, social innovations, fostering of civic involvement, and others.

Lecturers of this study programme are experienced researchers well-known to general public.

Skills

Solid competences of analysis and research

During the studies students conduct individual research projects, work with practitioners on national and international research projects. They are also allowed access to the data of international research projects in the Lithuanian Archive of Humanitarian and Social Sciences Data (LiDa), administered by KTU. Students use data analysis software, apply innovative and high-in-demand methods of analysis and research.

Career

Excellent career opportunities

Graduates often find work as researchers, analysts, consultants. The work of a sociologist is far from monotonous; every new project can be completed in a new setting, follow a new theme. General tasks of a sociologist include preparation and execution of research projects, data gathering and analysis, report preparation, making presentations, carrying out training, as well as providing recommendations for politicians and leaders of organisations. Many of our students do their internships in international organisations.

Infrastructure

Access to unique information resources

Various software for quantitative and qualitative analysis are used during the study process. With the help of software students can identify particular patterns and tendencies in social processes and phenomena, as well as gain practical research skills in social politics and welfare.

Students get unique access to the Lithuanian Archive of Humanitarian and Social Sciences Data (LiDa), contribute to the implementation of scientific and business research projects using data from international research: issp.orgeuropeansocialsurvey.org.

Colleagues

Curious, critical, ambitious students

Students of this study programme showcase high study results. Strong motivation results in a creative environment oriented towards study results. It helps consolidate the necessary skills and knowledge.

 

Skills

Research and analytics – surveys, analysis of social media, text analytics
Risk and uncertainty – climate change, migration, technological change, geopolitical risks, civil empowerment
Applied psychology – psychological evaluation, human behaviour in a social environment, explanation of attitudes
Survey planning, questionnaire creation, data input and analysis, research report production Gathering, analysis and visualisation of textual information Critical reflection of social problems and initiation of social projects Project preparation and completion of practical tasks

Testimonials

Marius Baltrušaitis

Manager of the Public Opinion and Market Research Company FACTUS

 

I believe that the best aspect of the study programme is the professionalism of the lecturers, and their direct communication with students. They also always seek to improve themselves and provide assistance throughout the entire course of the studies. Another aspect that is exclusive to the graduates of this programme is that they adapt to our organisation well, having developed social responsibility, appropriate approach to work, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge during their studies.

Career

Student’s competences

Identification and analysis of processes and changes occurring in society, organisations, and social groups; Performance of social research; Provision of data-based recommendations for solutions to social problems.

 

Student’s skills

– Able to characterise societal development’s, social and institutional changes;

– Able to provide a sociological explanation of political, economic and cultural processes, social stratification patterns, social challenges of environmental protection and technological development;

– Able to apply knowledge of psychology and related sciences for identification and analysis of social phenomena and problems;

– Able to plan and perform quantitative and qualitative social research.

 

 

You may become

Management analyst at the organisation of public sector

Analysis and assessment of present organisational systems and structures;
Analysis of data, processes, reports and other structured and unstructured data collected by the organisation;
Assistance in implementation of approved recommendations, revision of guidelines and procedures at the organisation.

Management and organisation analyst

Review of operational processes and consultations on deviations from procedures and standards;
Assistance in establishment of objectives, strategies and plans aiming for increased customer satisfaction;
Performance of work research and review while analysing the applied and proposed methods and such procedures.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

 

Tuition fee

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 1466 €
Price per credit 24,43 €

 

Financial support