BS International Relations






8 Semesters (4 years)


Eligibility Criteria

lntermediate or equivalent with a minimum ol 45% marks


Program Mission

The Bachelors in International Relations (IR) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program which majorly focuses on the changing political, economic and socio-cultural relations within the international system of the modern era. The program explores how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage. Our mission is to provide students with an understanding of the global system’s past, the tools to function effectively in the present, and the ability to respond to future developments.

Program Objectives

  • To have a broader view of other disciplines of social as well as physical sciences. It will enable the students to interact with other branches of knowledge and strengthen their understanding of the society.
  • To equip the students with essential tools and techniques of research. It will enable them to analyze any given situation/issue and suggest its possible solutions.
  • To empower them to establish and develop a viable linkage between theory/concepts and practice in the field.


Program Title Number of semesters Course category Number of courses Credit hours Internship requirement Final year project/report/ viva
Bachelor of Science International Relations (BSIR) 8 Major 23 69 Yes Yes
Allied 04 12
Specialization 04 12
General/Compulsory 16 30
Project+ Internship 02 (06+03)09
Total 49 132

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
ISL-103 Teachings of Holy Quran I NC Compulsory
ENG-107 Functional English 3(3-0) Compulsory
GEN-104 Ideology & Constitution of Pakistan 2(2-0) Compulsory
CS-102 Application of Information & Communication Technologies 3(2-1) Compulsory
MATH-101 Mathematics 3(3-0) Allied
ECO-201 Micro Economics 3(3-0) Allied
IR-111 Introduction to International Relations 3(3-0) Major

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
ISL-104 Teachings of Holy Quran II NC Compulsory
ENG-108 Expository Writing 3(3-0) Compulsory
ISL-101 Islamic Studies 2(2-0) Compulsory
ETH-100 Ethics
GEN-105 Creative Arts 2(2-0) Compulsory
IR-212 Globalization and International Relations 3(3-0) Major
MGT-120 Presentation and Communication Skills 3(3-0) Allied
IR-211 Introduction to Anthropology 3(3-0) Major

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
ISL-201 Teachings of Holy Quran III NC Compulsory
GEN-202 Environmental Studies 3(2-1) Compulsory
STAT-301 Statistics 3(3-0) Compulsory
GEN-203 Community Service Learning 2(2-0) Compulsory
ECO-202 Macro Economics 3(3-0) Allied
GEN-104 Political Science 3(3-0) Major
IR-112 Political History of Pakistan 3(3-0) Major

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
ISL-202 Teachings of Holy Quran IV NC Compulsory
GEN-310 Research Methodology 3(3-0) Compulsory
GEN-206 Entrepreneurship 2(2-0) Compulsory
PSY-201 Psychology 2(2-0) Compulsory
IR-213 Foreign Policy of Pakistan 3(3-0) Major
IR-214 Geopolitical Structure of the World 3(3-0) Major
IR-215 Introduction to International Law 3(3-0) Major

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
IR-311 Introduction to Regional and International Organizations 3(3-0) Major
IR-312 Theories of International Relations 3(3-0) Major
IR-313 International Economic Relations 3(3-0) Major
IR-314 Contemporary Muslim World 3(3-0) Major
IR-315 Migration and Immigration in International Relations 3(3-0) Major

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
IR-411 International Security 3(3-0) Major
IR-412 International Politics of Environment 3(3-0) Major
IR-413 Media and Policy Making 3(3-0) Major
IR-414 Contemporary Issues of South Asia 3(3-0) Major
- Elective-I 3(3-0) Specialization
- Elective-II 3(3-0) Specialization

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
IR-415 Foreign Policies of Developing Countries 3(3-0) Major
IR-416 Public International Law 3(3-0) Major
IR-417 Contemporary International Issues 3(3-0) Major
IR-418 Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3(3-0) Major
IR-419 Foreign Policy Analysis 3(3-0) Major
GEN-401 Internship 3(0-3) Compulsory

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Category
IR-430 Project 6(0-6) Compulsory
IR-420 Human Rights in International Relations 3(3-0) Major
- Elective-III 3(3-0) Specialization
- Elective-IV 3(3-0) Specialization
Total Courses: 49
Total Credit Hours: 132


Elective Courses:

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
IR-321 Emerging and Regional World Order 3(3-0)
IR-322 UN and OIC: Reforms and Restructuring 3(3-0)
IR-323 US Foreign Policy 3(3-0)
IR-324 Contemporary Issues of Middle East 3(3-0)
IR-421 Indo-Pak Relations and Kashmir Dispute 3(3-0)
IR-422 Law of Treaties 3(3-0)
IR-423 International Politics of Terrorism 3(3-0)
IR-424 Contemporary Defense Politics 3(3-0)
IR-425 International Politics of Ethnicity and Minorities 3(3-0)