Masters in International Relations


Masters in International Relation is the programme related to the discipline of Political Science. The discipline of Political Science in general deals with the phenomenon of social power and the factors that are supposed to be the sources of social power in human organization. The master programmer of International Relations is delivering to the students’ theoretical understanding of the working of the International Political system institutions and of the dynamic processes through which the role of International political agencies have evolved overtime.

Career Options

This programme provides the student you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare for future career in a variety of different fields. International relations study is signified by different career fields within international system. However, the most desired among all the concerned careers is diplomacy. It covers many different professions that involve dealing with another country and its laws and policies. The major areas of the career include governance, regional politics and cultures, foreign policy, international law and security and intelligence.

Some possible career outcomes include:

  • Foreign diplomat
  • Human rights activist
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Immigration specialist
  • Intelligence specialist

Major Subjects

  • Introduction and Issues of International Relations
  • International Relations since 1945
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Research Methodology
  • International Political Economy
  • International Law
  • Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • International and Regional Organizations
  • Theory and Practice of Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy of Pakistan
  • Foreign Policies of the Neighboring
  • Countries (China, India, Afghanistan & Iran)
  • Strategic Dynamics of Central Asia
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Public Policy
  • Globalization, governess and Development
  • Contemporary Issues of Middle East
  • Concept & Theories of Security Issues
  • Foreign Policy of Major Powers

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Masters in International Relations:

  • Candidate should have 14 years of education.
  • Candidates should have graduate degree from recognized college or university. A background in a social science will be a plus point but not essential feature.
  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be entitled for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
  • Admission will be made on merit, subject to the regional quota.

(These rules are applied for government universities of Pakistan)

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