MA International Relations

Program Structure

Department of International Relations offers 2 years MA International Relations degree program equivalent to 16 years of education. The program consists of 4 semesters and offers foundation, general and elective modules as per the HEC criteria. The MA program specifically aims at catering the student’s objectives of gaining the enhanced analytical skills in the field of International Relations for professional development. Through our extensive range of courses including Contemporary World History, International Political Economy, International Law and Organization, Diplomacy, Globalization, Foreign Policy, Strategic Studies, Theories and Regional Economic Integration, you will be able to do organized and demanding research and will be able to understand a comprehensive details of international relations issues and how to develop scholarly perspective, as well as apply it.


2 Year

Eligibility Criteria

14 years of education in social science subjects with minimum 45 % marks

Scheme of Studies

Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
MAIR-601 MA-IR_ COM Theories of International Relations 4-0
MAIR-602 MA-IR_ COM International Relations Since 1945 4-0
MAIR-603 MA-IR_ COM Foundations and Concepts in International Relations 3-0
MAIR-604 MA-IR_ COM Foreign Policy Analysis 3-0
MAIR-605 MA-IR_ COM Introduction to International Law 3-0
Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
MAIR-606 MA-IR_ COM International Political Economy 4-0
MAIR-607 MA-IR_ COM International Organzations and Global Governance 4-0
MAIR-608 MA-IR_ COM Research Methods 3-0
MAIR-609 MA-IR_ COM Strategic Issues of Pakistan's Forign Policy 3-0
MAIR-610 MA-IR_ COM International Law: Issues and Practice 3-0
Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
MAIR-611 MA-IR_ COM Advance Research Methods 4-0
MAIR-612 MA-IR_ COM Global Issues 4-0
MAIR-701 MA-IR_ OPT Optional-1 3-0
MAIR-702 MA-IR_ OPT Optional-2 3-0
MAIR-703 MA-IR_ OPT Optional-3 3-0
Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
MAIR-613 MA-IR_ COM Conflict Management And Resolution 3-0
MAIR-614 MA-IR_ COM Diplomacy 3-0
MAIR-704 MA-IR_ OPT Optional-4 3-0
MAIR-705 MA-IR_ OPT Optional-5 3-0
MAIR-706 MA-IR_ OPT Optional-6 3-0

Degree Completion Requirements

4 semesters with 2.5 CGPA