Academic Programs

PhD International Relations

Overview Degree Requirments Core Courses Road Map

Road Map

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
IR 701 Advanced Research Seminar of IR introducing major sub-fields of IR like Foreign Policy Analysis, International Organization, International Security, International Political Economy, Regional integration 3
IR 732 Peace and Conflict Studies: Order and Authority in a multipolar chaotic world 3
IR710 Advance Qualitative Methods in International Relations 3

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
IR705 Contemporary debates in International Relations 3
IR712 Advance Quantitative Methods in International Relations 3
IR725 Security Studies: a panoramic view of the field of security from traditional concept of power to Critical Security Studies 3

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
IR720 International Political Economy: an analysis of developmental theories of economy 3
IR722 Foreign Policy Analysis: theory building and foreign policies of major powers 3

Elective 1 1

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
Comparative Politics: methods and approaches with emphasis on the Structural-Functional Approach
Foreign Policy of major Powers: Actors, Policies and Institutions
Political Psychology
Political Philosophy: from Socrates to contemporary philosophers
Political Culture: A comparative analysis with case studies
Politics of Pakistan: Constitutional development, electoral politics and the politics of marginalized communities of Pakistan.
Manufactured Consent; the role of media in politics
Total Credit Hours 27

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