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Master of Science – (International Relations)


Master of Science in International Relations consists of 54 Credit Hours.

This program aims to produce competent professionals, who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of international relations; developing skills which are necessary for personal and career development. The graduates will be able to manifest advanced expertise in the field of international relations; address and contribute to issues of global politics; critically analyze and evaluate trends and developments in the fields of international politics, economics, culture, communication and law; and demonstrate advanced skills in project planning, project and time management, presentation, leadership and the use of information technology. After completion of their program, students can competently fill positions in academia, consulting companies, government and international agencies, as well as the media.

Foundation Courses
(Placement in this course is subject to the result of the University Placement Test) This course focuses on understanding of the English language to prepare the students at intermediate level of language skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Module I
The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology in a business enterprise. These fundamentals are business concepts in which the influence of information technology has caused change or brought new concepts. Emphasis is placed on understanding the managerial issues that are relevant to the usage of computers.
A course in reading, writing, reflection and discussion, emphasizing rhetorical analysis and strategies for focusing, developing, and organizing writing. Special attention is also given to strategies for writing, revising and editing. In all, the course implies a general introduction to the principles of writing with emphasis on writing process, thesis, context, purpose and audience.
This course aims to familiarize students with the principles of making different kinds of oral presentations and speeches. Students study how to make an outline, collect data and organize it to develop clarity. After generating ideas and finalizing topics, the students deliver speeches and learn to manipulate body language, tone, voice variation, etc. Gradually, the students gain confidence and overcome the fear of public speaking.
The course is designed to develop concepts and analytical skills among the students to understand the objectives and importance of foreign policy of Pakistan. It also covers the pattern and approaches to the formulation of foreign policy and actors playing roles in this regard. Foreign policy making process of certain countries is included in this course as models.
Module II
This course aims at helping students to understand the importance of effective interpersonal communication in initiating, developing and sustaining the various aspects of interpersonal relationship in personal and professional lives. It helps them to interact conveniently and freely with people of different strata of society.
The objective of this course is to provide the students with the opportunity to explore international economic relations in the variety of ways and to discuss with the major theoretical traditions which explain the world economy. It enables the students to grasp the main themes of the subject that have been most influential over the past two centuries.
International Relation Theory & Practce
The course focuses on the increasing importance, and impact of globalization on International Relations. Power in politics is one the most influential forces which plays a vital role in development and decline of a state. It points out important factors regarding politics of globalization and power.
Module III
Study of Central Asia States
1H Lecture
This course is a study of war; it discusses different dimensions and directions in the context of wars. The study of war is the chief objection of the subject which gives appropriate knowledge and know-how about the wars. The students’ understand through this paper basic factors and elements of war – study,
The course is designed to provide the students with an introduction to some main economic forums i.e. G-8, G-77 and . D-l O. The course provides the economic relations among the European states through this world economic form. The effect of 9/11 and terrorism on various international and regional organizations is an important aspect of IR.
The course covers identification of issues, data theory, estimation and related problems, research designs, the process of field research, exploratory research, causal inference, methods of communication in survey, preparation of research proposal, questionnaire, sample design, measurement scales, the development of measurement tools, response methods, data collection methods, survey, interviewing and observations.
Module IV
Its objective is to learn the current issues and problems faced by the states. It provides knowledge to the students regarding contemporary international relations. After the cold war new developments have taken place in different regions and states; this course covers all current problems of countries and their future.
The objective of the course is to discuss with students with the basic concepts and terminologies of the discipline. The purpose is to enable students to understand the ideas and views of the political thinkers related to evolution and development in the field of power politics as an academic discipline and enhance their capability to critically analyze the power politics and contemporary issues around the globe.
The objective of the course is to discuss basic concepts and evolution of balance of power in world politics. The purpose is to enhance understanding the ideas and views of balance of power relating its future and problems in the field of international politics as an academic as well as non-academic aspect.