Name of programme SOCIETY, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Qualification awarded Bachelor of Social Sciences (major - Sociology and minor - Communication)
Field of study Social Sciences
Study area Social Sciences
Length of the programme 4 years (8 semesters)
Scope of programme (ECTS) 240 ECTS
Language of instruction English
Location Kaunas, Lithuania
Starting date 1st of September
Tuition fee for Non-EU students TBC
Study Programme Society, Culture and Communication incorporates two main disciplines: sociology and communication. Graduates of the programme will achieve double diploma in Sociology and Communication. This study programme will be implemented in University Vilnius branch.
This programme provides lectures and workshops of the best experts in the theory and practice of sociology and communication in Lithuania: prof. dr. Artūras Tereškinas, prof. dr. Aušra Maslauskaitė, prof. dr. Vytis Čubrinskas, prof. Dr. Kristina Juraitė, prof. dr. Audronė Nugaraitė, prof. dr. Auksė Balčytienė, assoc.prof. dr. Milda Ališauskienė and others.
Feedback of lecturers and students
“Contemporary world needs thoughtful, initiative and creative individuals who would contribute to its betterment. Society, culture and communication study programme will enable its students to combine theoretical and empirical knowledge about society and culture with practical tools of cognition and communication.“
Prof. Artūras Tereškinas, head of the programme.
Students will be studying such subjects as Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Communication, Qualitative and Quantitative Social Research Methods, Classical and Contemporary Sociological Thinking, Applied Statistics, Deviance, Crime and Social Control , Social Psychology, Gender and Sexuality, Globalization and International Communication , Risk Communication and Sustainable Development, Theory and Practice of Public Relations and Strategic Communication , Audiovisual Communication and Scriptwriting, Consumption and Society, Principles of Marketing, Technologies and Innovations in Knowledge Professions. Students will have two specialty practices that will be conducted in various social research and media agencies.
The goal of the study programme Society, Culture and Communication is to train highly-qualified graduates in sociology and communication who would be able to identify and analyse social problems and cultural processes, to expertly conduct sociological and communication research, to explain, compare and evaluate social processes and to apply creatively their research skills in the fields of communication and information science.
Graduates of the Program:
will work as analysts and communication specialists in government (ministries and other state institutions), and non-governmental (human rights organisations, etc.) and private (insurance, marketing, public relations companies, etc.) sectors.
will use acquired skills in sociology and communication in analysing and communicating knowledge to both target and wider audiences on the issues of social exclusion, poverty, structural inequality, public health, civic (dis)empowerment and social policy.
will employ innovative contemporary social research methods in order to identify, forecast and solve fundamental social problems in national and international companies, organisations and institutions.