|Study location||Lithuania, Klaipeda|
|Nominal duration||1.5 years (90 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Social Sciences)|
|Application fee||€150 one-time
Bank name: AB Swedbank
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A university Bachelor’s degree with a good average grade (min. CGPA>60%)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
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.
English language level minimum requirement is B2
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
he programme aims to prepare highly qualified specialists in human geography and, by developing their competences oriented towards knowledge economy, to study the issues of the development of Lithuanian society and economy and to apply the principles of sustainability to the solution of spatial problems in the context of the Baltic Sea Region and the EU member states.
The studies will provide knowledge about
Qualitative and quantitative methodology of social research, geographic research methodology for public surveys, the intensity of social and environmental processes, their causes, consequences, and interconnections, organisation of social surveys, and different complex territorial research;
The aims and objectives of the EU regional policy for Lithuania and the Baltic Sea Region, various socio-economic processes, the competitiveness of European states (regions), and regional development problems and alternatives;
Geographic information systems (GIS), Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), geodatabase studies, application of cartographic methods, the values of modelled processes in the analysis of social spatial processes, and GIS remote sensing methods in the analysis of spatial (territorial) processes;
The intensity of national economic relations and international trade, the indices of socio-economic development, competitiveness, the impact of globalisation on national socio-economic systems, and scenarios of national (regional) development;
Formation of a strategic approach to decision making;
The latest development trends in urban development, in the economic sectors of maritime transport, recreation, and tourism, the issues, conflicts, and alternatives of spatial development, and the significance of human geography for problem solution;
Recent scientific research problems in the study field, the elements of theory and practice, and the issues of the latest social and economic development processes.
The key courses taught in the study programme include Theory and Methodology of Human Geography, Spatial Statistics, World Economics and International Relations, EU Geography, Maritime Economy Geography, Urbanisation and Urban Geography, Recreation and Tourism Geography, Drafting of Regional Development Projects, Baltic Sea Region Studies, Health Geography, Intro to Globalisation, Work with GIS: Analysis and Mapping, Modelling of Environmental and Social Processes by GIS.
The graduate can work in different institutions and offices, related to human resources, their problems and planning (like departments of regional planning and development, economics, social care, cultural, environmental), project preparation and administration agencies, national and regional parks, regional departments of environment protection, etc.), can work in different education and scientific research institutions, etc. The graduate has a right to access to the third cycle studies.
Laimonas Beteika: the studies of human geography were interesting, contemporary, and valuable. The practicality was manifested in the application of science to the solution of real life problems and in excellent conditions for studies, consultations, and our own initiative in lectures and seminars. The key aspect in master’s degree studies was not the abundant knowledge, but the developed ability to apply that knowledge and to work and improve independently. A friendly and competent academic staff team of the Department, industrious and creative atmosphere, and generation of innovative ideas left a good impression on us. Special thanks to the Department of Social Geography of KU.
Kristina Ramanauskaitė: the master’s degree studies of human geography made it possible to deepen the knowledge of geography acquired in the undergraduate studies and to get acquainted with new programmes that can be applied in the future. The duration of the studies, i.e. 1,5 years, is a very positive aspect.