BS International Relations


Programme Objectives – BS - International Relations

The program aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To build knowledge of international issues with theoretical foundations and empirical evidences to fathom complexities of international affairs.
  • To inculcate highly-marketable and innovative skills in individuals to contribute in national capital and to move in international environment.
  • To explore a wide variety of back issues in policy making moving through extended security, economics, human rights, development and cultural intricacies.   
  • To build intellectual skills to comprehend international as well as local political environment and human development in Pakistan      

Programme Outcomes – BS International Relations

On the completion of degree the following outcomes are expected (BS-IR):

  • Received holistic understanding of global connectedness and complexities. Explored the relevant literature while having an in-depth insight of the regional and international issues. Students are trained to write effectively for policy making by using different kinds of theories to analyze current global issues. 
  • Established close connectedness with key institutions in the Nation’s capital such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NGOs and IGOs. Prepared students to work in cross-cultural environment. Moreover, the ground-breaking research with a global focus opened new opportunities for students to study and work abroad.  
  • Students have gained the expertise to assume challenging positions in the governmental and non-governmental organizations such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), think tanks, universities and media outlets.
  • Gained a sophisticated understanding of the global dynamics that affect our society. Acquired the capability to take initiatives for a meaningful change in the society and to take part in the development of Pakistan.


Intermediate with 45% marks OR A – Level with 50% marks OR Equivalent.


S.No Course Code Subject Credit Hours
1 IRFN-101 Functional English 03
2 IRPM-142 Introduction to Geography 03
3 IRMT-103 Basic Mathematics 03
4 IRIR-141 Introduction to International Relations 03
5 IRCC-117 Civic and Community Engagement 03
6 IRPS-122 Introduction to Political Science 03
7 IREN-104 English-II (Comprehension, Reading and Prose) 03
8 IRIS-105 Islamic Studies / Ethics 03
9 IRST-106 Statistics 03
10 IRIG-142 Introduction to Geography 03
11 IREC-113 Introduction to Economics 03
12 IRTI-123 Theories of International Relations 03
13 IREN-207 English-III (Novel, Poetry and Drama) 03
14 IRCS-208 Introduction to Computer Skills 03
15 IRFL-215 French Language 03
16 IRNR-221 International Relations: 1648-1951 03
17 IREP-211 Entrepreneurship in Social Sciences 03
18 IRFA-241 Foreign Policy Analysis 03
19 IREN-209 English-IV (Communication and Writing Skills) 03
20 IRMC-220 Introduction to Mass Communication 03
21 IRED-214 Introduction to Every Day Science 03
22 IRSS-268 Introduction to Security Studies 03
23 IRPH-216 Introduction to Political Philosophy 03
24 IRFP-341 Foreign Policy of Pakistan 03
25 IRIH-342 International Relations since 1945 03
26 IRCA-361 International Politics of Central Asia 03
27 IRIO-321 Regional and International Organizations 03
28 IRAP-362 Politics of Asia-Pacific 03
29 IRIL-322 Public International Law 03
30 IRRM-323 Research Methodology 03
31 IRDP-343 Diplomacy 03
32 IRDS-344 Defense and Strategic Studies 03
33 IRME-363 Politics of Middle East 03
34 IRSA-464 Politics of South Asia 03
35 IREP-451 International Politics of Environment 03
36 IRSE-466 Politics of Sea 03
37 IRPE-445 International Political Economy 03
38 IRET-474 Extremism, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 03
39 IREU-471 The European Union as an Actor in South Asia 03
40 IRCM-446 Conflict Management and Resolution 03
41 IRRP-447 Research Paper 03
42 IRNT-467 New Technologies in IR 03
43 IRMP-444 International Politics of Major Powers 03
44 IRID-465 Politics of International Development 03
45 IRME-363 Politics of Middle East 03