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BScSocial Economic Geography and Regional Studies

Klaipėda University
Lithuania, Klaipeda
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Lithuania, Salomėjos Nėries st. 5
Tuition fee €1,440 per year
Application fee €150 one-time

Bank name: AB Swedbank
Bank address: Konstitucijos pr. 20A, LT-03502 Vilnius, Lithuania
Swift code (for international payments): BIC HABALT22
IBAN number: LT617300010129229730
Bank account holder (beneficiary): KlaipėdaUniversity, Herkaus Manto str. 84, LT-92294 Klaipėda, Lithuania
Company code: 211951150

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The study programme aims to prepare qualified specialists of social geography with a focus on their competences oriented towards knowledge economy-related knowledge in compliance with the principles of sustainable development. They are to understand social-economic problems and their spatial causes and to be able to make decisions. As prospective specialists in regional development, they are to be able to comprehensively analyses different regional problems and to make proposals (in the implementation of national and the EU regional development programmes) for sustainable economic and social development in regions.

Programme structure

The courses to be taken: Development of Geographical Discoveries and Ideas, General Cartography and Topography, Intro to GIS, GIS Studies, Intro to Social Economic Geography, Social Economic Geography: Theory and Research Methods, Regional Studies and Regional Research Methods, Social Economic Geography of Lithuania, Social Economic Geography of the World, Economic Geography (Branches of Economy), Demography and Population Geography, Political Geography and Geopolitics, Regional Sustainable Development: Basics and Models, Geospheres and Natural Processes, Natural Geography of Lithuania, Geography of Transport and Communications, Cultural Geography, Tourism and Recreation Geography, Rural Geography, Heritage Geography, Landscape Geography and Management, Territorial Planning. Training Apprenticeship (in Lithuania). Apprenticeship abroad (funded by KU). Specialized Apprenticeship (in Lithuania or abroad).

Career opportunities

On completing the study programme, graduates will be able to:

carry out socio-economic research in regions and different territories by means of geographical research methods;
carry out socio-economic analysis of regions and states, identify economic and social problems, and find solutions, based on the principles of sustainable regional development;
work with the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and the SPSS programme, conduct various surveys and expert evaluation of the investigated processes and phenomena;
prepare project applications for national, EU, and other funds related to the development of economic and human resources in various regions.
Students can do their apprenticeship in different public and private sector institutions: in municipalities, elderships, tourism information centers, civil registry offices, migration departments, job centers, regional development agencies, travel agencies, transport and logistics enterprises, regional and national parks, environmental protection institutions, social care departments, as well as in enterprises related to the drafting and implementation of regional development projects.

On completion of studies, graduates can work in municipal institutions (municipalities and elderships), in the agencies of regional development as developers of regional development projects, in regional and national parks as specialists, in job centers, in social care departments, as statisticians for social surveys, and in environmental protection institutions. Moreover, they can work in the system of education and training as teachers of geography. In the private sector, they can work in travel agencies as sales managers or market analysts, in the financial sector, or in the fields of transport, logistics, and trade; as consultants in private enterprises that draft and administer national and international regional development/investment projects, as consultants/ experts of the drafting of regional development projects, as social survey specialists, or as specialists/analysts of business, territorial planning, and GIS. They can also continue in the 2nd cycle studies (master’s study programme in geography).

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States