Eastern European and Russian Studies

Name of programme                      EASTERN EUROPEAN AND RUSSIAN STUDIES        

Qualification awarded                    Master in Social Sciences

Field of study                                 Political Sciences

Study area                                     Social Sciences

Length of the programme             1.5 years (3 semesters) 

Scope of programme (ECTS)       90 ECTS

Language of instruction                English

Location                                        Vilnius, Lithuania

Starting date                                 1st September

Tuition fee for Non-EU students   TBC


Why study Eastern European and Russian Studies?

You will:

·        Explore Eastern Europe from modern and cosy Vilnius

·        Build your expertise by studying in one of the leading research institutions in the region

·        Join the lively hub of field experts and practitioners

·        Experience Russia in one hour distance

·        Take part in study trips to Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine.

·        Conduct an internship in leading foreign policy institutions and think-tanks


·        Bachelor degree or its equivalent;

·        English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (Internationally recognized certificate (TOEFL score 65+; IELTS score 5.5+) or Skype interview);

·        The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of your academic report.


Programme students have possibility to participate in Erasmus+ exchange program. Also it is possible to study in various partner universities of Eastern European countries.


After you find out the difference between glastnost and perestroika, what will you be able to achieve? Our graduates have found a number of different possibilities: some pursue their careers as civil servants in public administration institutions and diplomatic service. Others work as analysts and experts in the international organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector in Lithuania and abroad.  And just in case you wish to spread your knowledge and learn even more as a graduate of the Eastern and Central European studies you will have access to the third cycle (doctoral studies).

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