BS International Relations

In the wake of growing globalization, Pakistani youth is aware of most of the international developments and can express their views on almost all issues. Today, they are more heedful of the growing role of print and electronic media, government’s policy-making process, the role of armed forces, think tanks, NGOs, civil services, especially Foreign Service, international and regional organizations and multinationals. The intensive and extensive programme spread over 4 years is designed to instill a sound and broad knowledge of the subjects familiarizing the students with emerging trends in the disciplines of political science and international relations.


  • Sr. No. Area Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Compulsory Courses 27
  • 2Interdisciplinary Courses 27
  • 3Discipline Specific Courses 33
  • 4Major Courses 33
  • 5Elective Courses 12
  • 6Community Service 0
  • Total133

Road Map

Course Plan For BS International Relations

  • Year 1, Semester 1

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IREL1003English-ICompulsory3
  • 2IRHU1003Pakistan StudiesCompulsory3
  • 3IRCS1003Introduction to Information TechnologyCompulsory3
  • 4IR1103Introduction to Political ScienceDiscipline Specific3
  • 5IR1113Introduction to International RelationsDiscipline Specific3
  • 6IRXXxxx3IDC-1Interdisciplinary3
  • Total18
  • Year 1, Semester 2

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IREL1013English-IICompulsory3
  • 2IRHU1013Islamic Studies/EthicsCompulsory3
  • 3IRXXxxx3IDC 2Interdisciplinary3
  • 4IR1223Geo-Political Structure of the WorldDiscipline Specific3
  • 5IREC1003Principles of EconomicsCompulsory3
  • 6IRHU1023Quantitative Methods in Social SciencesCompulsory3
  • Total18

  • Year 2, Semester 3

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IREL2023English-IIICompulsory4
  • 2IR2213International Relations: 1918 OnwardsDiscipline Specific3
  • 3IRXXxxx3IDC-3Interdisciplinary3
  • 4IRXXxxx3IDC-4Interdisciplinary3
  • 5IR2123History of Political ThoughtDiscipline Specific3
  • Total15
  • Year 2, Semester 4

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IREL2033English-IVCompulsory3
  • 2IRXXxxx3IDC-5Interdisciplinary3
  • 3IR2403Research Methodology for Social SciencesDiscipline Specific3
  • 4IR2203Approaches and Theories of International RelationsDiscipline Specific3
  • 5IRXXxxx3IDC-6Interdisciplinary3
  • Total15

  • Year 3, Semester 5

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IR3133Political Systems of the WorldDiscipline Specific3
  • 2IR3233Public International LawDiscipline Specific3
  • 3IR3303Regional and International OrganizationsDiscipline Specific3
  • 4IR3403Foreign Policy AnalysisDiscipline Specific3
  • 5IRXXxxx3IDC-7Interdisciplinary3
  • Total15
  • Year 3, Semester 6

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IR3243International Economics: Issues and InstitutionsMajor3
  • 2IR3423Foreign Policy of PakistanMajor3
  • 3IR3433Defence and Strategic StudiesMajor3
  • 4IR3463Politics of Social & Environmental IssuesMajor3
  • 5IR3473Emerging Security Concepts: Issues in Regional & Global SecurityMajor3
  • 6IRXXxxx3IDC-8Interdisciplinary3
  • Total18

  • Year 4, Semester 7

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IR4253International Relations in South AsiaMajor3
  • 2IR4453Comparative Foreign Policy of Major Powers: US, Russia, China Major3
  • 3IR4413Political EconomyMajor3
  • 4IR4483Issues in Arms Control Disarmament and Nuclear ProliferationMajor3
  • 5IR4433Contemporary Issues in Politics and Economy of Pakistan Major3
  • 6IRXXxxx3IDC-9Interdisciplinary3
  • Total18
  • Year 4, Semester 8

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1IR4443Conflict Management And ResolutionsMajor3
  • 2IR4xx3Elective-I Elective3
  • 3IR4xx3Elective-IIElective3
  • 4IR4xx3Elective-IIIElective3
  • 5IR4xx3Elective-IV Elective3
  • Total15

Admission Criteria

At least 45% marks or 2nd division in F.Sc./FA/I.Com./ICS/A level or equivalent. Candidates are also required to appear in an in-house written test.


The BS International Relations programme aims to prepare students having deep knowledge of the subject as well as the ability to analyze any given situation and draw out conclusions. The graduates are to be equipped with the essential tools and techniques of research to enable them to analyze emerging situations and issues. They are prepared to comprehend multifaceted issues of the contemporary domestic, world politics and foreign policy issues enabling them to establish a viable and forceful link between theory, concepts and practices in the field of Governance, Research, and International entities engaged in Business, Social and Humanitarian services.

Fee Structure

BS International Relations ( 4 yrs, 8 semesters)

  • 1BS International Relations25,0007,80013310,62,400
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