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Course Description/List:

          A student is required to achieve a total of 60 credits from 20 courses which can normally be completed in a time not exceeding four semesters of six months each, including a Masters Essay. The break-up of 60 credits is given below. A Student can opt for a Master's essay ( 6 credits) in lie of two optional courses from his/her field of interest. The selection of the topic for Master's essay must be finalized during the third semester.

a.    Required                                 Eight courses   = 24 credits
b.    Field of Interest                       Five courses    = 15 credits

c.    From any of other Fields         Seven courses = 21 credits



Course Code

Title of Course


   IR.-100 Theories of International Relations 3 Credits
   IR.-101 International Relations Since 1945 3 Credits
   IR.-102 An Introduction to International Law 3 Credits
   IR.-103 Politics of International Economic Relations 3 Credits
   IR.-104 Dimensions of Modern Strategy 3 Credits
   IR.-105 Foreign Policy of Pakistan 3 Credits
   IR.-106 International Organization 3 Credits
   IR.-107 Research Methodology 3 Credits


Course Code

Title of Course


   IR.-109 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 Credits
   IR.-110 New States in World Politics 3 Credits
   IR.-111 Diplomacy 3 Credits
   IR.-112 Islam and the Changing World Order 3 Credits
   IR.-113 Foreign Policies of Major Power (USA, Russia & China) 3 Credits
   IR.-114 Ethnicity and the Problems of Muslim Minorities 3 Credits
   IR.-115 Theories of Comparative Politics 3 Credits
   IR.-116 Use of Force in International Politics 3 Credits
   IR.-117 International Politics of Human Rights 3 Credits
   IR.-118 International Politics of Environments 3 Credits
   IR.-119 Seminar: Current issues in International Politics 3 Credits



Course Code

Title of Course


   IR.-120 Politics of Pakistan 3 Credits
   IR.-121 Politics of India 3 Credits
   IR.-122 Foreign Policy of India 3 Credits
   IR.-123 Politics of SAARC Region 3 Credits
   IR.-124 International Politics of South Asia 3 Credits
   IR.-125 Politics and Foreign Policies of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and small states of South Asia 3 Credits
   IR.-126 Politics and Foreign Policy of Afghanistan 3 Credits
   IR.-127 Politics and Foreign Policy of Iran and Turkey 3 Credits
   IR.-128 International Politics of the Middle East 3 Credits
   IR.-129 International Politics of the Gulf Region 3 Credits
   IR.-130 International Politics of the Asia-Pacific Region 3 Credits
   IR.-131 International Politics of Africa 3 Credits
   IR.-132 Politics and Foreign Policy of the Peoples republic of China 3 Credits
   IR.-133 Politics of South East Asia 3 Credits
   IR.-134 International Policies of Europe 3 Credits
   IR.-135 International Politics of Latin America 3 Credits
   IR.-136 International Politics of North America 3 Credits
   IR.-137 Politics and Foreign Policies of Central Asian Republic 3 Credits
   IR.-138 Seminar on Topics Relating to Area Study 3 Credits



Course Code

Title of Course


   IR.-139 History of International Law 3 Credits
   IR.-140 The Law of Treaties 3 Credits
   IR.-141 International Law of the Sea 3 Credits
   IR.-142 Air and Space Law 3 Credits
   IR.-143 International Economic Law 3 Credits
   IR.-144 Armed Conflict and the Use of Force in International Law 3 Credits
   IR.-145 Islam and the Law of Nations 3 Credits
   IR.-146 UN Specialized Agencies and Regional Organizations 3 Credits
   IR.-147 Seminar on Issues Relating to International Law 3 Credits



Course Code

Title of Course


   IR.-148 Strategic Thought 3 Credits
   IR.-149 Technology, Warfare and Weapon System 3 Credits
   IR.-150 Nuclear Proliferation 3 Credits
   IR.-151 Defense Policies of India and Pakistan 3 Credits
   IR.-152 Disarmament and Arms Control 3 Credits
   IR.-153 Economic of Defense 3 Credits
   IR.-154 Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3 Credits
   IR.-155 Theories of War 3 Credits
   IR.-156 Seminar on Topics Relating to Strategic Issues 3 Credits




         Admissions are opened once a year for this course. Admissions are given on Regular as well as on Self-Financed basis.The University shall call for these admission applications through proper media each year.

  • Candidate with Bachelor Degree requiring more than two years intermediate or professional degree for example: B.Sc. Engineering,/B.E./MBBS/B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Sc. Pharmacy, BCS Computer Science, B.ED., etc are not eligible.
  • Ten seats will be given strictly on merit on Self-Finance basis in Spring semester admissions.
  • One seat in each department of the University has been reserved for admission of the children of Shaheeds/Disabled of Army Personnel of Indo/Pak War 1965 and 1971 and would be offered on the nomination of G.H.Q.
  • One seat is reserved for Minorities for admission in each department of the University subject to production of certificate from the institution last attended that the candidate belongs to the Minority Community.

         The application forms can be collected from Manager, Bookbank/Book Shop of the University by paying a fee of Rs.100/-. Those wishing to apply shall have to submit properly filled-in admission application forms to the admission office of the University by the last date advertised for such a purpose.

          Merit Lists for this course will be displayed on the notice board of the concerned department and successful candidates will have to pay the dues before the last date mentioned in the list, otherwise their seats will stand cancelled and these seats will be given to a candidate from waiting list in order of merit. 

          Eligibility Criteria for this course is:

  • B.A. with one of the following subjects:
    International Relations, Political science, History, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Applied Psychology, Journalism, Philosophy, Sociology.

          Merit formula for this course is:

FTM = 800 ( MOF/TM + MOB/TM ) + NCC + HQ


FTM     = Final Total Marks.
MOF     = Marks Obtained in Intermediate Certificate.
MOB     = Marks Obtained in Bachelor's Degree.
TM      = Total Marks in the Relevant Examination.
NCC     = National Cedit Corps (20 Marks)
HQ      = Hafiz-e-Quran (20 Marks).


  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be eligible for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Candidate who has graduated 18 months before the date of application must explain what he has been doing during this period.
  • In case of incorrect information/concealment of facts, University will have the right to refuse/cancel an admission or expel a student.
  • Copies of the following documents should accompany the application:
  1. Matric Certificate.
  2. Intermediate certificate and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  3. Bachelor's degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  4. Domicile Certificate of the Candidate.
  5. No Objection Certificate (in case of in-service candidate).
  6. N.C.C. certificate (if applicable).
  7. Certificate for Hifzi Quran.
  8. I.D. Card.
  • Originals must be produced later, when required.
  • N.C.C. and H.Q. credit of 20 marks each will be added as given in the formula.
  • Candidate finally selected for admission will be required to produce a Migration Certificate (in original) on joining the University.
  • Candidates having obtained certificates/degrees from Foreign Universities / Institutions should provide equivalence certificate and conversion of Grades into marks from University Grants Commission, Islamabad/Inter Board Committee of Chairman in case of Matric and Intermediate level certificates.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.


             The following Sample On-line Application Forms are not yet operational but in near future you will be able to apply through them.

Click ADMISSIONS  for more information about admission procedures


Faculty List:


Dr. Ijaz Hussain


Dr. Pervez Iqbal Cheema



Dr. Muhammad Waseem
Dr. Tahir Amin
Dr. Rukhsana Siddique



Mr. Raja Ehsan Aziz
Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain
Mrs. Aqila Khawaja
Mr. M. H. Butt
Miss Lubna A. Ali



Mr. Imran Hameed
Mr. Naseem Rizvi
Miss Ayesha Zulfiqar


Job Opportunities:

            The Demands for true and dedicated professionals in the field of International Relations is growing rapidly in the prevailing job market.  This course of  International Relations in Quaid-i-Azam University is prepared keeping in view the demands of the job market. Most of the graduates of this courses tend to prefer the job prospects according to their learned skills and approach. That is the reason that most of the graduates of this course are offering their services in very reputable organizations and they also tend to excel in their respective fields. The students have ample opportunities to proceed abroad for further studies in this field.

Click here for Career Guiding Office of Quaid-i- Azam University.


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