Master of Social Sciences in Journalism
Akaki Tsereteli State University
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Master's Program in Journalism focuses on developing journalism and employment of Master's graduates in media institutions. The Programme is designed for any speciality of a Bachelor's Degree. Master Programme in Journalism aims to gain students the necessary skills and to prepare highly qualified journalists. This process will support both Georgian media and the regional media of Imereti and get a well-prepared, competitive staff.
The program aims to prepare Master's students in journalism; to boost their knowledge following theoretical and practical components of modern foreign and Georgian journalism.
Learning Outcomes (General and Branch Competencies):
Knowledge and Understanding:
After completing the Master Programme in Journalism, a graduate acquires in-depth and systematic knowledge of significant tendencies in journalism and how to work with sources and databases. A graduate understands the role of media systems in democratization and society's development; the role of media and media researchers in society.
A graduate can obtain and process information, text structure, form various texts;
Creative work in various forms- written, oral, voicing, and depiction;
Independent and teamwork in research;
Carry out research projects and project management independently in the field of media and communication;
Prepare analytical materials and media-critics;
Public Relations Service Management, planning, and implementation of media campaign;
Ability to plan a successful advertising campaign;
Establishment of Internet Radio, Internet TV, Internet Magazine and Newspaper by using web technologies.
Teach Master students journalism management, current issues of modern policy, economy and life, forms of event analysis, and professional approaches to the issue.
Making Judgement: Critical understanding of complex and incomplete information and make reasoned conclusions; ability to work on documents that are expressed in identifying, processing, and classifying information.
Correct relationships with respondents;
Active participation in discussions;
Convincing formulation and compelling expression of arguments;
Thoroughly express a critical opinion and take into consideration
Learning Skills: A graduate can obtain information from various resources; time management; set priorities independently and follow the plans successively; ability work deeply on literature and critical analysis of academic process, determine the need for further education.
Values: After completing the Master Programme in Journalism, students will develop professional consciousness and self-consciousness, objectivity and principle, journalistic standards, and ethical standards.
Graduates can get a job in any media organization (including intermedia).
As a result of recent reforms, several state institutions(Parliament, Audit,
Regulatory Commission, Revenue Service) has been developed in Kutaisi. Therefore, graduates have a chance to get a job in regional media.
Graduates of the Master Programme in Journalism can get employed in newspapers and magazines' editorial offices, publishing offices, TV-radio companies, news agencies, public relations services, state, and non-government organizations, etc.
The establishment of branches of the following TV companies (, Public Broadcasting", Imedi," Rustavi 2") will support employment growth in Kutaisi.
After completing the Master Programme, a student has an opportunity for further education (Doctoral).