PhD Program Structure (Courses)

Structure of the PhD Programme in European Studies approved by the decision N20/2014 of the Academic Council of LEPL - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on February the 26th, 2014

Components of the PhD Program:

To the teaching component is assigned with 60 ECTS, and the research component – 120 ECTS.      
Mandatory courses of the teaching component:

  1. Academic writing -5 ECTS;
  2. Teaching and learning methods – 5 ECTS;
  3. Qualitative methods and research design in European Studies - 5 ECTS;
  4. Assistance to Professor – 5 ECTS;
  5. Advanced European Economics - 5 ECTS;
  6. Two seminars presented to the audience - 20 ECTS;
  7. Quantitative Methods/Applied Statistics with SPSS - 5 ECTS;
  8. Advanced EU Law - 5 ECTS.

Other courses are elective and are as follows:

  1. Comparative Course on EU (Supranational) and UN (Universal) International Organization  - 5 ECTS;
  2. Electoral Politics in Europe - 5 ECTS;
  3. Idea of Europe - 5 ECTS;
  4. Assistance to Professor – 5 ECTS.

The individual educational plan is elaborated by The PhD students within the framework of the general university scheme that is to be agreed with the scientific supervisor and the head of the PhD Program.  
The research component covers preparation of two colloquiums in total of 40 ECTS (20 ECTS each) as well as the preparation and defense of PhD dissertation that counts for 80 ECTS.




Structure of the PhD Programme in European Studies approved by the decision N25/2019 of the Academic Council of LEPL - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on March the 04th, 2019


Type of training course/module: Faculty / mandatory / optional

 

N

Code

Name of training course

ECTS

Student hour load

Training course admission precondition

Teaching semester

Lecturer/lecturers

Fall

Spring

Contact

Independent

Total

Lecture

Seminar/work group

Practical / laboratory

 

 

Academic writing

5

15

30

 

80

125

Without precondition

X

 

 

 

 

 

Research design and methods of social inquiry

5

15

30

 

80

125

Without precondition

X

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching methods

5

15

30

 

80

125

Without precondition

 

X

 

 

 

 

Seminar paper 1

 

10

 

25

 

225

250

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar paper 2

10

 

25

 

225

250

Seminar thesis 1

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Professor’s Assistantship [1]

10

 

 

 

 

250

Teaching methods;

Academic writing;

Research design and methods of social inquiry

X

X

 

 

Elective courses 20 (student has to opt 10 credits)

 

 

 

EU Law

5

15

30

 

80

125

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

European Economics

5

15

30

 

80

125

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Comparative analysis of EU (Supranational) and UN (Universal) International Organizations

5

15

30

 

80

125

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

Professor’s Assistantship

10

 

 

 

 

250

 

X

X

 

 



[1] includes the following mandatory components performance: European MPA program mandatory courses "Governance and Decision-Making process in the European Union (European Integration Theories and EU Institutions)", "EU Law", "Economics of Integration to the EU " and/or "European history," assisting by the relevant professor, participation the training course for the duration of the semester, developing and writing the research proposal in agreement with the professor during the course. Also, achievement of at least one additional component out of the following components: a) participation in the training courses organized specially for the PhD students within the frames of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Methods created in the Institute for European Studies of the TSU and development of syllabuses based on the knowledge acquired with the scientific supervisor or preparation of individual lectures; b) preparation of video lectures using innovative methods of learning for undergraduate and master programs students; c) performing other practical components indicated by the scientific supervisor, such as assisting in assessment of undergraduate and master programs students’ quiz, essays, presentations, midterm and final exams). The professorʹs assistantship component will be deemed to be performed if the PhD student submits the detailed report filled in the proper form and certified by the scientific supervisor.

 


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