Bachelor’s degree program in International Relations

Head of the program

The purpose of the program

  1. To prepare highly qualified specialists with knowledge and skills relevant to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area and Labor Market, who will be able to fulfill professional activities in decision-making, executive, analytical and representative positions.
  1. To provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of international relations from the perspective of all the major sciences relevant to the analysis, prevention, response, and risk management of complex and multifaceted problems in international relations.
  1. Promote students to develop the ‘soft’ skills, professional ethics and morals necessary for successful and dignified work in the academic, public, private and non-governmental sectors.

The structure of the program

The Bachelor's degree program in International Relations consists of 240 credits, out of which:

Compulsory component- 195 ECTS credits

  • General compulsory courses  - 48 ECTS credits
  • Compulsory Specialization Courses  - 147 ECTS credits 

        Including Bachelor's thesis - 7 ECTS credits.                                                         

Optional component  - 45 ECTS credits

  • Optional Specialization courses - 36 ECTS credits
  •  Free credits - 9 ECTS credits

Qualification to be awarded - Bachelor of International Relations

Duration of study - 8 semesters

Bachelor’s Degree Program  - 240 ECTS credits

Language of instruction - Georgian

The following methods of teaching and learning are used in the academic process:

     Verbal, or oral method

  •  Method of working on the book
  •  Method of written work
  •  Practical method•
  •  Discussion / debate
  •  COLLABORATIVE working method
  •  Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  •  Case study
  •  Brain storming
  •  Demonstration method
  •  Explanatory method
  •  Action-oriented training
  •  E-learning
  •  Audio-visual method
  •  Role play

In order to achieve learning outcomes, the approaches to scientific thinking, which are known as the initial methods of scientific research and determines the ways of achieving knowledge in the learning process for the development of this component are also used.  The approaches include:

  •  Induction
  •  Deduction
  •  Analysis
  •  Synthesis

Assessment methods:

Student Knowledge Assessment System provides:

Five positive evaluations:

(A) Excellent - 91-100 points;

(B) Very good - 81-90 points of maximum assessment;

(C) Good - 71-80 points of maximum assessment;

(D) Satisfactory - 61-70 points of maximum assessment;

(E) Sufficient - 51-60 points of maximum assessment.

Two types of negative assessment:

(FX) Did not pass - 41-50 points from maximum assessment, which means that a student needs to work harder to pass and is granted with the right to take one additional exam in terms of independent work;

(F) Fail- 40 points and less out of maximum assessment, which means the performance of a student is not sufficient and he/she has to learn the subject from the beginning.

In case of receiving a negative assessment (FX), the student has the right to take an additional exam in the same semester.

The student will be admitted to the additional examination even if he / she has exceeded the minimum threshold of the final positive assessment (51 points), but has not exceeded the minimum threshold of the final exam.

The student will be admitted to the final exam if he / she exceeds the minimum threshold of the intermediate assessment. The minimum competency threshold for intermediate assessment is 30%.

Credit can be granted if the student's results meet the following conditions:

A) Exceeded the minimum threshold of the final exam (the minimum threshold of the final exam is 50%);

B) Accumulated at least 51 points out of a maximum 100 points in the final evaluation.

The maximum grade for the course is 100 points, which includes intermediate and final grades.

The relative share of the final exam is determined within the academic freedom of the staff performing each course, but not more than 40% of the total grade (in case of practice and bachelor thesis, a different distribution of points is possible).

Field of employment

A graduate of the International Relations Program can work in academic, public, private and non-governmental organizations at the decision-making, executive, analytical and representative positions.

A potential place of employment may be a research center, a non-governmental organization, in the public sector, the International Relations department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any other ministry or agency, academy, regional and international organizations and any of their agencies or institutions, the Diplomatic Service, etc.

The tuition fee for the Bachelor’s Degree Program in International Relations is 3200 GEL.