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International Relations

University of the Punjab

24 months
500 USD/year
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International Relations from University of the Punjab  is an academic study of international system composed of territorial states which acknowledge no superior authority over matters which they consider of vital interest. This degree studies the functioning, theory and history of this system, the nature of the changing relations between states and non-state actors.


International Relations from University of the Punjab rigorously examines broad range of issues, including the formulation and implementation of foreign policy, relations between states and governments, International Political Economy, International Organizations, International Law and Conflict and Post-Conflict Peace-making. Students will choose six courses from a wide range of Politics and International Relations options depending on their major as International Security, International Politics or Area Study. Students may also submit a 10,000 word dissertation, which allows them to explore an approved topic of their own choice in depth, to replace two optional courses to the value of 6 credit hours. There is also a research module that equips students with research skills, training and prepares them for dissertation research.


In recent years, graduates of IR have entered careers in the civil service, foreign affairs, financial institutions and corporations.The program will equip graduates with transferable skills required for employment in international organizations and media/ journalism across Pakistan and beyond. Additionally, this program opens the door to various other governmental jobs such as the Inter Services Intelligence, the Intelligence Bureau, the Federal Investigation Agency, the National Accountability Bureau and various other sensitive government organizations.Some graduates choose to go on to further training and take postgraduate programs with a view to pursuing an academic career or joining think tanks as research scholars.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Issues of International Relations 
  • International Relations since 1945 
  • Theories of International Relations 
  • Foreign Policy Analysis 
  • International Law 
  • International Political Economy 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Defense and Strategic Studies 
  • Conflict Management and Resolution 
  • International and Regional Organizations 
  • Theory & Practice of Diplomacy 
  • Foreign Policy of Pakistan 
  • Foreign Policy of Neighboring Countries, (China, India, 
  • Afghanistan & Iran) 
  • Strategic Dynamics of Central Asia 
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA with International Relations or Political Science as an elective subject OR BA with any one of the following subjects: Social Work, Journalism, Sociology, Gender Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy  
  • International Relations or Political Science as an elective subject 20 Marks
  • Other subjects mentioned above 10 Marks
  • Hafiz-e-Qur'an: 20 Marks  
  • A foreign candidate will apply through his/her Home Country’s Embassy (whose names are recommended by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan according to the prescribed procedure).  
  • Foreign students are exempted from the Entry Test & Admission Application Fee.  

Tuition Fee

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    500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 USD for the full programme during 24 months.


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