MA in American Studies


Program Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Tamar Shioshvili

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Programme Description
American Studies Master program has been specially designed for those interested in developing a career of an American Expert. It aims to provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, adopting modern approaches of many American universities. The faculty and students who make up the American Studies Direction combine interests drawn from a variety of perspectives: American Civilization, Literary Criticism, American Government, American Mass Media and Politics, American Popular Culture, American Geography and Regional Characteristics, American Studies and Globalization, Research and Study Skills. These courses are delivered by highly qualified professors, including American Fulbright Scholars, invited by the United States Embassy in Georgia.
American Studies program is to give students profound knowledge of foundation courses: American Civilization, American Literature, American Government and Media. Besides, successful students will be able to explore how and why culture - particularly types of mass culture including film, television, music, advertising, etc. - plays such a significant role in Americans lives. The courses will help students understand more about how people in the United States think about their country and themselves. So far as the concentration of the program is involvement of students not only in lecturing, but research processes as well, they will acquire substantial theoretical knowledge as well as research skills. 
Programme Advantages
It represents a very contemporary program, with an appropriate modern literature, up-to-date curricula, syllabuses in core and elective courses and teaching methods taught by very qualified staff, who have important teaching and practical experience (for example: Ambassadors, diplomats etc.), including one Professor from USA.
Almost all graduates and current students work at the different public and private organizations and educational institutions.
Student’s exchange
According to Agreements with IBSU partner universities students have an opportunity to participate in various international exchange programs.
Career Opportunities
Involvement in the diplomatic activity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or at the International Relations or other appropriate Departments at the different Ministries and Municipal bodies or at Embassies, American organizations, offices of Public Relations, departments of culture, public administrative organizations, universities, NGO-s. 
Admission to the Programme 
A person is admitted to the programme if
  • He/she holds a BA or its equivalent diploma
  • Passes A Type test of  Unified National Exams for Masters(for Georgian citizens) 
  • Passes the university internal exams in specialty and English language
    • Those candidates who have international English language certificate equivalent to B2 level (TOEFL IBT, IELTS and FCE) are not required to take the exam in English language, if according to the program admission requirements English language is considered as a foreign language.
    • Those candidates who have graduated from educational program (instruction language – English) during last three years and their GPA is at least 75 (out of 100) or 3(out of 4), are free from passing English language examination.
Admission of International Students
Language of Instruction: English 
Programme Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
Awarded Qualification: Master of American Studies
Tuition fee for Georgian citizens: 3540 GEL
Tuition fee for international students: 2500 USD
  • -20% A master’s student, who will register at IBSU between 21 August - 4 September 2017.
  • -15% Siblings;
For detailed information please contact:
Phone: (+995 32) 2595005/06/07 
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