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Public Policy and Security

Being overwhelmed by many security issues in public policy, it is more important than ever to understand this dynamic process, to be able to assess emerging risks, threats, and their management mechanisms. A successful experience in organising political study programmes has allowed the formation of an open and competent team of lecturers and scientists, whose arranged programme provides students with the necessary analytical tools and prepares the experts for the 21st century challenges.

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Cycle Second cycle
Field Political Sciences
Language English
Form Full-time studies - 1,5 y. (evening-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Social Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4096 €

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Bachelor degree.

Language CGPA

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree 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.


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Research activities


Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview



Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:

Full-time studies 4096 €
Price per credit 68,27 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4096 €
Price per credit 68,27 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Subjects of the study programme by semesters






Student’s competences, gained during the studies, will allow to:

  • Analyse and assess the modern public policy and safety processes at the national, European, international and global level;
  • Professionally identify public policy and safety problems, forecasts of their solutions and probable consequences;
  • Analyze of development and prospects of public policy and safety processes.
  • Solve complex tasks of public policy, management, and safety in new environments;
  • Make data-based decisions in the areas of public policy and safety;
  • Recognise arising risks for the state and methods of their management.



You may become

They anticipate security risks and how to manage them.  They conduct research, model situations, develop plans, systems and procedures to implement security and operational standards. In the event of a crisis, they coordinate public policy decisions, set certain security standards, and analyze their impact on society and the state.


They manage, plan and coordinate the activities of public organizations. They monitor and evaluate its performance in relation to its objectives and policies. They represent their organizations in public events, negotiations and forums.





Lecturers. Experts in their field

Eglė Butkevičienė

Eglė Butkevičienė

Public Programmes and Projects
Audronė Telešienė

Audronė Telešienė

Environment and Society
Aistė Balžekienė

Aistė Balžekienė

Challenges for Social Welfare in XXI Century
Eglė Vaidelytė

Eglė Vaidelytė

Ethics and Corruption Prevention in Public Sector
Ainius  Lašas

Ainius Lašas

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at KTU