Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in International Relations is a four-year undergraduate program that provides students with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of global affairs, including world politics, diplomacy, economics, culture, and other relevant topics. The program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to succeed in careers that involve international relations, whether in the public or private sector. COMSATS University Islamabad with its state-of-the-art facilities, its high reputation among the degree awarding institutions, and its excellent faculty can provide a supportive and conducive environment to the students to master the required skills in the field of global politics. Some of the key areas of study in a typical Bachelor of Science in International Relations program might include:

  • World politics: Students learn about the major political systems and ideologies around the world, as well as the relationships between nations, international organizations, and non-state actors.
  • Diplomacy: Students study the processes and practices of diplomacy, including negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution. They also learn about the role of diplomats and ambassadors in representing their countries' interests abroad.
  • Economics: Students gain an understanding of the global economy, including trade, investment, and financial systems. They also learn about the impact of economic factors on international relations and vice versa.
  • Culture: Students explore the cultural dimensions of international relations, including the ways in which cultural differences shape perceptions and interactions between nations and peoples.
  • International law: Students learn about the legal frameworks that govern international relations, including treaties, agreements, and human rights laws.
  • Politics among Regions: BS IR analyzes regional integration and politics through a political lens. The subject examines the intersection of political and economics at the regional level. The subject also compares the political systems of different regions while covers human security, environmental politics, and critical geopolitics.

Entry Requirements

  • Students are eligible for admission if they have Intermediate or equivalent (‘A’ Level)with minimum 50% marks from accredited institution and *NTS-NAT test score with minimum 50% marks.

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Scheme of Studies

Career Prospects

Bachelor’s degree in international relations offers a wide range of career opportunities across various sectors. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, graduates of this program can pursue careers in fields such as teaching, research, civil services, international organizations, think tanks, electronic media, and international business negotiations. Here are some specific career paths that BS in International Relations graduates can consider:

  1. Government Departments: The government of Pakistan employs people with BS International Relations degrees. They are administrative assistants, policy analysts or recruitment consultants. They advise ministerial staff on foreign policies & procedures.
  2. 2. Teaching and Research: The interdisciplinary nature of International Relations makes it an attractive field for those interested in teaching and research. Graduates can work as professors, lecturers, or researchers in universities, colleges, and research institutions, focusing on topics like political science, history, economics, sociology, and law.
  3. Curriculum Development: Graduates can contribute their expertise in developing curricula for schools, colleges, and universities, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded education in International Relations. They may also work in educational bodies, designing and implementing programs related to global studies, politics, and diplomacy.
  4. Civil Services and Bureaucracy: A degree in International Relations prepares individuals for careers in government service, including roles in foreign affairs, diplomatic missions, and administrative positions within federal agencies. They may work in embassies, consulates, or other diplomatic offices, representing their country's interests abroad.
  5. International Organizations: Graduates can find employment with international intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), working towards peacekeeping, human rights, sustainable development, and other global initiatives. Examples include the United Nations, World Bank, IMF, Red Cross, Amnesty International, and Oxfam.
  6. Foreign Jobs: Positions like field workers, research associates and experts are offered to BS IR degree holders who may have to inspect security conditions in crisis-stricken countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. Palestine etc.
  7. Think Tanks and Research Institutions: Think tanks and research organizations often hire International Relations graduates to analyze geopolitical events, provide strategic insights, and develop policy recommendations for governments, businesses, and NGOs. These roles require strong analytical skills, knowledge of international relations theory, and the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.
  8. Electronic Media and Journalism: With their understanding of global issues and current events, International Relations graduates can excel in careers related to electronic media and journalism, particularly in the realm of current affairs programming. They may work as reporters, anchors.
  9. Competitive Exams CSS/PMS: BS IR (Bachelor of Science in International Relations) can be an excellent degree for individuals interested in pursuing careers in diplomacy, foreign policy, international business, and other related fields. Here are some reasons why BS IR can be beneficial for CSS and other competitive exams: Understanding global issues, enhancing critical thinking, improving communication skills, and understanding governance.
  10. Politics and Policy Makers: A Bachelor of Science in International Relations (BS IR) can be an asset for politicians, as it provides a strong foundation in understanding global issues, diplomacy, and international governance. Here are some reasons why a BS IR can be important for politicians to understand and learn: global perspectives, diplomatic skills, Cultural diversity, adaptability, conflict resolution and decision making. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills, a Bachelor of Science in International Relations can provide politicians with a strong foundation to excel in their careers and make a positive impact on society.

Contact Details

  • Inayat Kalim, Head, Department of Humanities:
  • Aqeela Asif, In-Charge Program BS (IR):
  • (Phone #: 051-90495103)
  • Office Visiting Hours for Admission office: 09:00am—05:00pm
  • Office Visiting Hours for Department of Humanities: 0830am -08:30pm
  • + (92) 51 90495032—35