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British Studies

The British Studies is an interdisciplinary programme, which aims:

  • To give students complex knowledge about the social environment and various developments in the UK, to develop the skills necessary for a successful carrier in the local and international public and non-public sectors, especially in the areas related to the UK.
  • To prepare graduates who have a thorough knowledge of British political, economic, legal and social systems as well as its history and cultural heritage.
  • To give graduates a thorough knowledge of research methods to conduct research independently.
  • To improve students’ English language proficiency and to develop their skills of translation, creative writing and adaptation.

Semester

 

1

  1. Research Methods (6 ECTS)
  2. Academic English (6 ECTS)
  3. Culture and Society in the UK (6 ECTS)
  4. Economy and Business in the UK (6 ECTS)
  5. Political System in the UK (6 ECTS)

 

Total: 30 ECTS

 

 

2

  1. Literature of the UK up to 1910 (6 ECTS)
  2. Legal System of the UK (6 ECTS)
  3. History of the UK (6 ECTS)

 

Optional (Chooses two)

  1. Introduction to Translation (6 ECTS)
  2. Introduction to Creative Writing (6 ECTS)
  3. Political and Economic Aspects of British Literature (6 ECTS)
  4. Foreign Policy of the UK (6 ECTS)

 

Total: 30 ECTS 

 

 

3

  1. Literature of the UK from 1910 to today (6 ECTS)
  2. Education System of the UK (6 ECTS)
  3. MA Thesis Design/Proposal (6 ECTS)

 

 

Optional (Chooses two)

  1. Translation Practice (6 ECTS)
  2. Creative Writing - Practice (6 ECTS)
  3. Press Club (6 ECTS)
  4. UK in the World of Business (6 ECTS)

 

Total: 30 ECTS

 

 

MA Thesis (30 ECTS)

 

Total: 30 ECTS

Total Credits: 120

Assessment of student achievements includes mid-term and final assessments, the sum of which is the final grade (100 points). The mid-term and final assessments include an assessment component(s) that define(s) ways/means of assessing a student's knowledge and/or ability and/or competencies (oral/written exam, oral/written inquiry, homework, practical/theoretical work, etc.). The evaluation component combines a variety of assessment methods (test, essay, presentation, practical/theoretical assignment, working in a group, participating in a discussion, solving a case, participating in a mock trial, etc.). 


 

Each form and component of the assessment has a specific share of the final grade (100 points), which is reflected in the specific syllabus and communicated to the student at the beginning of the semester. Credit may not be granted using only one form of assessment (mid-term or final assessment). Student credit is given only in case of a positive result. 

 

System of Evaluation has five positive results:

(A) Exceptional - 91-100

(B) Very good - 81-90

(C) Good - 71-80

(D) Satisfactory - 61-70

(E) Sufficient - 51-60

Two negative results:

(FX) Unsuccessful Attempt - 41-50, a student is given a chance to re-take a final assessment;

(F) Failed – 40<, a student must re-take the course.

 

In case a student receives FX in the programme learning component, an additional exam will be assigned at least 5 calendar days after the announcement of the final exam results. The student's marks on the additional exam are not added to the scores on the final assessment. The score received for the additional exam is the final score and is reflected in the result of the curriculum component of the educational programme. If a student receives a final score of 0-50 including the additional exam, the student receives a result of F-0 for this course.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the educational programme, its graduate employment scope is wide and graduates can be employed in both public and non-public sectors that operate in the United Kingdom, as well as in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at embassies, in any sector involving cultural, political, economic or other types of relationship with the United Kingdom.

 

Graduates have the opportunity to continue their PhD studies, which are subject to the prerequisites for admission to the relevant educational programme.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the programme will enrol up to 25 students. An applicant must have successfully passed the Unified Postgraduate Examination and internal university exams:

 

  1. The applicant must have passed the minimum competency threshold in at least three of the four parts of the Unified Postgraduate Examination;
  2. The internal university exams include an interview (oral exam) and an English language test (with a minimum competency threshold of 60%). Note: The language test is not required if an applicant presents the valid international certificate of English language proficiency at B2 level or he/she has completed a full or part-time BA programme in English.

 

Admission rules and terms without passing the Unified Postgraduate Examination are here. For further information, please contact admissions@britishuni.edu.ge

The programme annual fee is 2,500 GEL.