• The goal of the Social Psychology Master Program is to support in preparing of a high-qualifiedpsychologists in the field of Social Psychology that is the most widespread, to teach the student, general and specific regularities of human interaction with the society, important issues of functioning of the group as a form of a public formation, to introduce a variety of social roles and the potential impact of normative system regularities on human.
• The purpose of the program is to develop Master's ability of solving, professional problems by using the new and original ways, ability to act in a multidisciplinary environment, complex problems solving in an original ways, ability to use the newest methods and approaches of the field, to develop student’s capacity to critically analyze a complex and incomplete information, strategic planning of professional development, self-awareness and professional growth challenges.
• Theoretical, practical and research basis for practisian psychologist is formulated by selecting the appropriate profile, (study, research, practical) study component in the program in order to develop student’s ability to conduct the field-specific research independently and the competence for the performing a scientific work according to the level of the educational cycle.
• Describes in depth the structure and dynamics of social groups, the regularities and peculiarities of the processes taking place in social groups; Modern research and approaches in the field of social and cross-cultural psychology;
• Has knowledge of groups and intergroup relationships - group formation, structure, types, group dynamics, communication, conflict;
• Knows the basic principles of planning and conducting psychological research;
• Understands the complex issues of social psychology research; Behavioral, operational, and addictive aspects of social influence; The validity of mood laws and the importance of behavioral style in the context of social influence; Ways to solve the problems of optimal interaction of the social environment.
• Will Be able to recognize complex social-psychological problems in social life, modelling real social situations; Applying the acquired knowledge to the correct interpretation of public relations mechanisms;
• Will be able to determine the possibilities of the optimal solution of complex problems of social interactions; To see the socio-psychological problems in interpersonal relationships, to identify the status of group members in interpersonal relationships;
• Decides on professional and recent approaches within the group or intergroup conflicts; Develops ways to solve them;
• Will be able to plan and conduct practical empirical psychological research;
• Is able to identify socially relevant socio-psychological problems and develop a research scheme, conduct relevant research and analytical work using the latest methods and approaches, conduct psychological (behavioural) characteristics, cultural-historical, ethnocentric conditioning appropriate research work;
• Is able to adhere to ethical standards of psychological research and participate in their establishment.
A person with at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent education, who holds a relevant state-certified diploma has the right to study at the Master's program, based on the results of the Unified National Examinations for Master’s Degree and university exams.
Admission to the Master's program without passing the Unified Master's Exams is allowed:
• For Master's degree candidates who have received a document certifying the academic degree of higher education in a foreign country;
• For persons (except for students participating in a joint higher education program and students participating in an exchange education program) who have lived in a foreign country for the last one year or more, are studying or have studied and received Master's degree credits/qualifications from a higher education institution recognized in a foreign country;
• For Master's degree candidates who have been enrolled in a higher education institution in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 52 of the Law of Georgia on Higher Education, in particular:
• For foreign nationals and stateless persons who have received full general or equivalent education in a foreign country;
• For Georgian citizens who have received full general or equivalent education in a foreign country and have studied in a foreign country for the last 2 years of full general education;
• For persons (except for students participating in a joint higher education program and students participating in an exchange education program) who have lived in a foreign country for the last one year or more, are studying or have studied and received credits/qualifications in a higher education institution recognized under foreign law.
Admission of students from other higher education institutions/programs to the Master's program through mobility is carried out in accordance with the rules established by the Order N 10/N of the Minister of Education and Science of February 4, 2010. After obtaining the right to study for a Master's program, in order to be enrolled in the program, a Master's candidate is required to pass a university exam in a specialty and in a foreign (English) language.
The specialty exam questions are approved by the university and are published along with the registration of the entrants to the program. Enrollment in the program based on a result of a foreign language (English) exam will be available for students with at least B2 level of foreign language (English) proficiency in accordance with the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Proof of English Language proficiency is possible with a document certifying proficiency in English, such as:
• BEC exam and CELS exam – Vantage
• Cambridge exam – FCE
• Pritman ESOL International
• TOEIC – 541
• TOEFL – 500 (Paper - based)
173 (Computer - based)
61 (Internet - based)
Master of Social Psychology
Professor Eliso Kereselidze