Alte University

National and international security

  • Program overview
  • Program Structure
  • Admission
  • Contact Information

The Master's Program in National and International Security is a program within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Alte University. The goal of the school is to give the student broad and deep theoretical knowledge and also to develop all the practical skills necessary to achieve professional success.

This master's program has no analogs in Georgia. It is based on the experience of similar programs of the leading Western universities and, along with security issues, includes the components of political ideologies, leadership, and economics. Graduates have the opportunity to continue their careers in public (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies, etc.) institutions, as well as in non-governmental, international, relevant research organizations, and private companies. Students will be able to be employed as a diplomat, international security specialists, international analysts, global policy researchers, international business consultants, strategic communications specialists, and others.

The key aspect of the program

The program offers:

  • Promotion of employment or career advancement through the network of contacts of the founders of the university, the advisory board (Advisory Board), and more than 200 partner organizations;
  • Lectures conducted by highly qualified Georgian and foreign practicing lecturers and leading specialists in the field;
  • Curriculum that is based on modern approaches and adapted to individual interests (in Georgian and English); Participation in exchange programs;
  • To engage in scientific research;

Qualifications Awarded: A Security Expert

Language of instruction: Georgian (Individual training courses of the program are conducted in English).

Program structure:

  • Compulsory components: 102 credits
  • Compulsory training courses: 69 credits
  • 6 internship credits
  • Master's Thesis: 27 credits
  • 18 credit elective course

A bachelor's or person with an equivalent academic degree is eligible to study in this program

Necessary requirements

  • Passing the general master exams
  • Successfully pass an in-university interview
  • Proficiency in English at B2 level (certified by the results of an internal university exam in English or an international certificate of proficiency at the relevant level)

Number of students to enroll: 60

Annual fee: 4500 GEL

Name, surname: Giorgi Koberidze

Position: Acting Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Academic Staff

Learning course: National Security Architecture

Giorgi Koberidze

Acting Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Invited Lecturer
Learning course: International Security Law

Giga Lemonjava

Researcher in Foreign Relations and Global Policy, Associate Professor
Master's Program: Introduction to Security Sciences, Ethics and International Relations

David Sikharulidze

Head of National and International Security Program, Associate Professor
Learning course: reconnaissance and counter reconnaissance, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Batu Kutelia

Expert in International Relations, Professor
Learning course: US Foreign Policy

Irina Arabidze

International relations specialist, invited lecturer
Learning course: US National Security Policy and the Use of Military Force

Bob Hamilton

Research Professor of Eurasian Studies, invited lecturer