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.

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 - 4384 €

International Studies Office
Student Info Center
Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas


Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Bachelor’s 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

Motivation letter


Additional component for the competition score:

Additional points can be added to the competition score for the following activities:

  • science activities (scientific publications, presentations at scientific conferences, participation in exhibitions, work in student science society or science group etc.) or art activities (publication or realization of artwork, participation in art exhibitions, contests of architecture) (up to 2 points);
  • at least 1 year work experience in the field of study programme (0,5 points);
  • partial studies in the higher education institution abroad with ≥24 ECTS completed (0,5 points);
  • graduated from academic talent development program in higher education institution (for example “GIFTed talent academy”) (0,5 points);
  • bachelor’s or master’s (if integrated study programme is completed) degree diploma with honors (0,5 points).

Points from the same criteria are only added once. Points from different criteria are added up. The maximum score from additional points criteria can be no higher than 4.


Tuition fee

The indicated tuition fee is applied to 2024-2025 academic year.

Full-time studies 4384 €
Price per credit 73,07 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4384 €
Price per credit 73,07 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Module 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





International Studies Office
Student Info Center
Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas