Master of Science (M.Sc) in International Relations
This programme gives a broad assessment of contemporary international relations. It integrates theoretical approaches with the study of many cases and issues. It also explores the ways in which the line between the domestic and international is blurred by trade, financial, environmental, strategic, ideological, cultural and ethical issues. It probes into the causes and consequences of phenomena such as war, trade, regional integration, migration and terrorism. It also examines the theoretical approaches in the contemporary study of international politics and their application. This programme provides a structure for the advanced study of an exciting disciplinary field. The programme bridges the sub-fields of international security, international relations theory, international law, foreign policy analysis, political philosophy and political science. The elective subjects address a range of contemporary global concerns such as environmental politics, feminism, digital technologies and conflict management.
Objectives and Learning Outcomes of M.Sc in International Relations
- To develop an integrated advanced interdisciplinary knowledge of theories and issues in financial and political development, beyond bachelor degree level.
- To develop knowledge of globalization processes in fields of finance, politics and commerce.
- To give students training that is vocationally relevant to employment in government, commerce and industry.
- To equip students with appropriate tools of analysis that will allow them to undertake applied research for their employers in the areas of financial and political development.
- The students will acquire a full understanding of the development of the discipline of International Relations (IR), and will be able to pursue specialist interests within a general framework.
- The programme will acquaint the students with the main issues in International Relations, and will demonstrate how they have a bearing on a range of specialist areas of study.
- The programme is structured to equip the students with the methodological tools required to conduct critical research in this broad and demanding field.
- Upon completion of this degree, the students will be able to secure careers in international organizations, national organizations, local government, non-government organizations (NGOs), private business and media organizations.
- B.A/B.Sc/B.Com/BBA or equivalent 14 year of education
- 60% marks in B.A/B.Sc/B.Com/BBA or equivalent qualification
- Rusticated/expelled from a University for misconduct
- Involved in offence of moral turpitude
- Currently enrolled in an academic programme in other College/University
Year 1 Semester 1
|IR01||Introduction to International Relations||3||None|
|IR02||Dimensions of Modern Strategy||3||None|
|IR03||International Political Economy||3||None|
|IR04||Approaches and Theories of International Relations||3||None|
|IR05||Geopolitical Structure of the World||3||None|
Year 1 Semester 2
|IR06||International Relations since 1945||3||None|
|IR07||Foreign Policy Analysis||3||None|
|IR09||Conflict Management and Resolution||3||None|
|IR10||Technology and International Relations||3||None|
Year 2 Semester 3
|IR11||Arms Control and Disarmament||3||None|
|IR14||Politics of Human Rights||3||None|
|IR15||Migration, Urbanization and IDPs||3||None|
Year 2 Semester 4
|IR16||Introduction to International Law||3||None|
|IR17||Regional and International Organizations||3||None|
|IR18||Defense & Strategic Studies||3||None|
|IR20||Seminar on contemporary regional & global issues||3||None|
LIST OF ELECTIVES
Students are required to take courses from this list.
List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.