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Bachelor of Social Sciences
Full-time studies
Duration – 3,5 years
Languages – English or Lithuanian
Tuition fee per year: 3400 EUR (+application fee 100 EUR for non EU students)
Location – Vilnius

Do you have any questions?

Contact: admission@ksu.lt

About the programme

The program of studies of Political Communication and Journalism trains journalists of a new generation who are able to use the latest technology, make strategies policy and adjust communication in the social environment. During the studies students will be introduced to the political phenomenon, as part of a very broad culture. The policy covers both the private and public human life and requires good presentation and publicity in the general society, concentrated expression of the prevailing opinion of the majority, discussing and even identification of the public interest.

For this reason, students will study information wars, propaganda mechanisms, socio-cultural media, media economics and law, and subjects of various other fields. They all allow to realize that with the growing complexity of the political background and processes, the program of Political Communication and Journalism Studies will cover the results of various humanitarian, social and even technological research and innovations stemming from them. They are changing the landscape of journalism and the journalist’s mission.

The program of studies provides competences that enable to reflect even the changes in the global political climate, to present them differently to different social groups, to promote civic participation, public awareness and critical thinking. A journalist with a good understanding of politics not only represents the leaders on the political arena, by presenting their solutions, programs, electoral campaigns, but also social movements, strengthening their power in the public space.

Program unique features

The only university offering this study program in Lithuania

Focus on technology management models

Small group of students, individual attention to each student

After graduation you will be able to:

  • Organize political campaigns;
  • Communicate using smart technologies;
  • Effectively direct political journalism work;
  • Professionally manage new media and social networks;
  • Mediate between political institutions and the media;
  • To advance democratic values ​​and to advance society
  • Advanced evaluation of political, democratic and civic developments.

Career prospects

Study subjects

  • Media and Propaganda
  • Media Technology
  • Civil Media
  • Economy
  • European Multi-level Governance and Unified Communication Space
  • Information Wars
  • Media Companies
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Economy
  • History and Theory of Mass Communication
  • Media Law
  • Journalism Research
  • Media Economics
  • Political Sociology
  • Political Communication Theory
  • Editing
  • Reporting Methodology
  • Contemporary Style Concepts
  • Social Media Communication
  • Sociocultural Media
  • Social Responsibility

Academic staff

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PROF. DR. ARŪNAS AUGUSTINAITIS

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LECT. BRIGITA SABALIAUSKAITĖ

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LECT. BENAS BRUNALAS

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LECT. VLADIMIRAS LAUČIUS

Why study in Lithuania?

Lithuania is one of the most bilingual and educated nation in Europe, which makes studying here an excellent opportunity to develop your prospects for an interesting career.

The telecommunications, digital media, biotech, aviation, and aeronautical engineering industries are distinctly strong in Lithuanian.

Another big reason why students choose to come to Lithuania is personal safety. Studying abroad can be obscure, especially if you’re leaving your friends and family behind.

Lithuania is an affordable option, Tuition fee and living cost compared to other countries is fairly low-priced.

You can earn while you learn, international students can work during their semesters, you would not require work permit as your study permit is enough to help you find a part time job.

According to surveys, 94.2% of foreign students would recommend studying in Lithuania to their friends. Currently there are students from 95 different countries of the world studying in Lithuania.

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Living in Vilnius!

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and most international city in the Baltic region. Lithuania is a member of European union and Students enjoy all the benefits of it: euros as a currency, Visa free travel – Vilnius Airport offers direct flights to many European capitals.

The inhabitants of Vilnius are the most satisfied to live in their city of all 28 European Union capital cities, according to the latest Eurostat study.

The New York Times Ranks Vilnius as one of the best places to live.

Fun facts About Lithuania!

  • Basketball is the most popular sport and said to be the second religion of Lithuanians.  Several Lithuanian basketball players have gone up to the NBA’s Hall of Fame. The Lithuanian players who are currently in the NBA include: Jonas Valanciunas, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Domas Sabonis. Ignas Brazdeikis.
  • Lithuanians Are Super aeronautical and love being in the air. Vilnius is the only capital in the world that you can fly a hot air balloon over.
  • Two famous Pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas attempted a cross Atlantic flight from NYC to Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Aerobatic flying is another specialty; Jurgis Kairys, the world championship even has a maneuver named after him: the Kairys Wheel.
  • Lithuania is a geographical centre of Europe. Jean-George Affholder, a scientist from the French National Geographic Institute determined that the geographic centre of Europe is located at 54°54′N 25°19′E, near a Lithuanian village named Purnuškės.
  • Lithuania has one of the fastest Internet connections in the World. Lithuania is the first country in Europe which has introduced the Local Breakout (LBO) technology, offering cheap mobile internet for travellers and allowing them to avoid big data roaming charges.
  • Lithuanian Language is one of the most ancient language of all time. The longest Lithuanian word is: “nebeprisikiškiakopūsteliaujantiesiems” which has 37 letters.
  • Lithuania is famous for being the only country in the World with its own official scent, called “The Scent of Lithuania”.
  • The Easter eggs are not brought here by some cute and fluffy bunnies, it is the Easter Granny (“Velykų Bobute”) who does that job in Lithuania.