Social Welfare and Policy

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.

Entry requirements
Code 6211JX045
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Cycle Second cycle
Field Sociology
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 1,5 y.
Degree awarded Master of Social Sciences


Student’s competences:
– Knowledge of social problems in society and in individual territorial-administrative unit;
– Knowledge of solutions for social problems;
– Monitoring of implemented social policy and control of its implementation.

Student’s skills:
– Able to critically assess and apply theoretical scientific knowledge while explaining a wide range of the problems of social policy and welfare;
– Able to formulate strategic objectives, tasks of social policy, prepare operational plans, manage, implement and monitor projects, programmes or common institutional activities;
– Able to provide evidence-based conclusions and solutions in various areas of social policy.



You may become

– Preparation, implementation and monitoring of strategic plans, programmes, processes, systems and procedures for social policy;
– Preparation, administration, supervision of and participation in scientific research and analysis of social policy;
– Coordination of implementation of policies and practices of social policy.

– Maintenance of communication with administrators of social policy and other interested parties, and consultations;
– Research of social, economic and other trends, as well as citizens’ expectations for social programmes and provided social services;
– Assessment of social policy instruments’ impact, financial consequences, synergies with other programmes.

– Planning, management and coordination of general operation of the company, institution or organisation implementing social policy;
– Establishment of objectives, strategies, policies and programmes of the company, institution or organisation implementing social policy;
– Monitoring and assessment of performance of the company, institution or organisation implementing social policy according to the set objectives and policies.

– Preparation, implementation and monitoring of procedures, policies and operational standards for medical, nursing, technical and administrative employees;
– Coordination and administration of support programmes and nursing services for older people;
– Maintenance of communication with other providers of health promotion and support services, services and financial institutions for coordination of service provision.

– Monitoring and assessment of resources for support, accommodation and other social services;
– Maintenance of communication with other providers of health promotion and support services, services and funding institutions;
– Organisation’s representation at negotiations, events, seminars, public deliberations of projects and forums;
– Preparation, implementation and monitoring of procedures, policies and standards for employees.


Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) 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.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %


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

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2608 €
Price per credit 43,47 €


Financial support