The University Of Georgia
Program name: Global Governance
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Shalva Dzebisashvili
Study language: English
Qualification: Master of Diplomacy and International Politics
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: English language requirement: B2 Level. English language competence of candidates is assessed by either 1) the university through university exams, with a minimum threshold of 70%; or 2) internationally recognized exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge English Exam. (B2 level equivalent scores: IELTS 5.5-6.5; TOEFL 87-109 IBT; Cambridge English Exam 160-179) Those candidates whose undergraduate degree was fully taught in English are exempted from this requirement. Georgian citizens must successfully pass the Unified Post-Graduate Exam. Georgian applicants must complete requirements 1-3. International applicants must complete 1-2.
Program goals:

MA in Global Governance


The program provides graduates (in the field of international politics and relations) with the ability to independently research the effectiveness of international organizations, institutional frameworks, legal-normative mechanisms and socio-economic factors, while studying complex nature of global processes and events.


Graduates of this program will be able to work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Government, Parliament (Committees), Ministry of Internal Affairs, UN, OSCE, International Organizations, International Organizations operating in Georgia, Embassies, and local analytical organizations.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Interactive lectures
  • Discussions/debates
  • Explanation method
  • Method of working on a book
  • Material/Source search and selection in Libraries
  • Simulation
  •  Critical analysis
  • Project presentation
  • Verbal method
  • Case study and analysis
  • Brief analytical papers
Learning outcomes:
  • Knowledge

    A graduate has:

    • In-depth and systemic knowledge of existing international institutional architecture, global processes and their control mechanisms in various fields such as global trade, arms control, migration, and sustainable development.
    • In-depth knowledge of international organizations such as the United Nations, OSCE, European Union, NATO, their role, institutional significance, organizational structure and policies performed; also critical understanding of causes of organizational ineffectiveness and suggestions for improvement.
    • In-depth knowledge of the legal and other normative regimes clearly defined within the global governance system, including diplomatic practices and tools.


    A graduate has the ability:

    • To research independently the applicability of international legal norms and regimes in the specific fields/issues. (For example, conventional arms control and global trade).
    • To organize and participate in thematic negotiations and processes in the specific issue-areas, not least to identify (if needed) the format and structure of changes in organizational design of negotiations.
    • To apply respective legal and normative/regulatory framework for cases in human rights and EU economic, financial and trade policies (incl. competition policy).
    • Ability to analyze and evaluate the institutional and organizational frameworks and tools of global and good governance.
    • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of a particular institutional mechanisms, incl. those to regulate and ensure global stability and sustainable development.
    • To defend interdisciplinary approaches and their advantages within the context of global institutional framework research and mechanisms in specific issue-areas.
    • To design and apply the respective format of diplomacy and public communication, depending on the case reviewed. 
    • To independently find, structure and optimize relevant methodological approaches, including analytical models, while conducting a small size research project  in the field of global governance.
  • Date of approval: 01-01-1900
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    Program details:

    Classes begin at 19.00 and end 21:15.


    Lectures-120 minutes, break - 15 minutes.


    The maximum number of students in a group is 30 students. The bachelor and master program components consist of 19 weeks.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The Master’s program of Global Governance consists of 120 (ECTS) credits.


    Student passes the major in total of 90 credits. The remaining 30  credits may be taken from electives block of the same program.


    Graduates of this program hold a Master's Degree in Diplomacy and International Politics.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    IREL6227Research Design6 2
    IREL6228Research Methods6 1
    IREL5110Theories of International Relations6 1
    IREL5221International organizations and global governance6 1
    IREL6144Global security architecture after the end of cold war6 1
    IREL5230Theory and Practice in Diplomacy6 2
    IREL5322Global governance and sustainable development6 2
    IREL5352European Union, NATO and transatlantic politics6 2
    LAWBUS5140World Trade Organization Law6 2
    IREL5321Globalization media and governance6 3
    IREL5353Global governance and transparency6 3
    IREL6266Master Thesis in Global Studies30 4

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    IREL5380Introduction to Information Security6
    IREL6120International Conflict Analysis6
    IREL5235South Caucasus in Global Politics6
    IREL5240Global Energy and Environment Studies6
    IREL5245Global Supply Chain Management6
    IREL5255Intelligence, Counterintelligence and National Security6
    IREL5326Transnational Migration6
    IREL5360War and International Law6
    ECON6052Global trade6
    IREL5126Nuclear non-proliferation6
    IREL5324Conventional Arms Control6
    IREL6153Global Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism6
    ECON6051Banks, international financial institutions and international financial system6
    ECON6053Emerging markets and global economy6
    IREL5325Human Right and International Law6
    IREL5340Conflicts, Non-conventional Warfare and Special Operations6
    IREL5350Military–industrial complex6
    IREL5370Introduction to Nuclear Strategy6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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