This is a person who expert with proficiency and analytical abilities in different spheres of social welfare: education, employment, family policies, social security, etc.
The knowledge and skills provided by this programme meet the highest standards of this profession and respond to the needs of job market. The graduates of the programme can expect successful career in social policy field, when designing policies for political, public organisations, they can work in private and public organisations implementing those policies, also in companies and organisations providing social services.
Social Welfare and Policy master’s programme provides the students with deep theoretical and methodological knowledge in social policy. After the studies, graduates will be able to recognise social problems and to suggest professional solutions to them. In the programme of Social Welfare and Policy exceptional attention is paid to social research methods which help properly diagnose and interpret social reality and suggest adequate solutions to social problems.Description of Study Programme
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
|Form||Full-time studies - 1,5 y. (evening-time; blended learning)|
|Degree awarded||Master of Social Sciences|
Full-time studies - 4096 €
The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:
|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.|
You will learn about welfare state theories and social policy practices in different countries and the challenges facing societies in the 21st century. You will strengthen your analytical competences as a researcher and learn survey and experimental methods.
The Master in Social Policy will analyse not only the traditional areas of social welfare (such as health or employment), but also the new challenges to sustaining welfare: the social impact of climate change and technology, depopulation, ageing, migration crises. With strong analytical skills, you will use international and national research evidence to develop projects and recommendations.
The study programme will prepare you to assess the development of the welfare state and the feasibility of social policy measures, to analyse systematically a range of social problems and social policy areas, to construct innovative social policy development tools and to apply knowledge of social welfare and policy in a professional and creative way in a variety of organisations.
After graduation, you might work in expert, consultancy and management positions. You will do this in the public and NGO sectors – in political, social and interest group organisations, in public and private institutions, and in companies providing social services.
You will study in a motivating environment. This programme is full of high-achieving, progressive students, many of whom already have work experience in the social welfare field. Good motivation leads to a creative and results-oriented environment, which helps you to master the necessary knowledge and skills.
Student’s competences, gained during the studies, will allow to:
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