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.

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. (Distance, Evening-time)
Degree awarded Master of Social Sciences

Career

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

  • Experts with proficiency and analytical abilities in different spheres of social welfare:  education, employment, family policies, social security, etc.
  • Advocacy, community leadership and engagement
  • Commitment to the public sector values and social welfare.
  •  Preparation, administration, and analysis of welfare policy;
  • Assessment of impact, financial consequences, synergies with other programmes, and political and administrative viability policy.
  • Organisation human resource management.
  • 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.
  • Analysis of social data and research results and provision of the information for evidence based decision making.
  • Review of the applied policy and legislation aiming to identify discrepancies and absolute provisions.

 

Minimum requirements

 

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

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2952 €
Price per credit 49,2 €

 

Financial support