The Department of Politics and International Relations is one of the leading departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the International Islamic University, situated at Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in various specialties of political science and international relations. It has a highly qualified faculty which has attracted students from all over the world. Department provides an invigorating academic environment conducive to learning. Being an Islamic University, students are imbibed with required Islamic values for attaining academic excellence. Students of the Department of Politics & I.R are offered a full-range of courses in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations. The Department welcomes students to make the most of an invigorating academic environment and pursue their educational dreams.
The foundation of the Islamic University, Islamabad, was laid on 11 November 1980 and was reconstituted as ‘International Islamic University’ in 1985. The Department of Politics & International Relations was set up in 2001 offering MA and Ph. D programs. It has been offering M.S leading to Ph.D Programs since Fall Semester 2006, and 4-year BS (Hon’s) in Politics & International Relations programs commences from the Fall Semester 2007. It is a mixed program of the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations. From Fall Semester 2013 the Department is bifurcated into two disciplines i.e. i) International Relations ii) Political Science. Now it is offering Ph.D., M.S, M.A & B.S programs in each discipline.Keeping in view the requirements of the International Islamic Universities, the Department provides its students with modern knowledge along with sound and strong Islamic components, because it is convinced that education must go in consonance with Islamic values, morality and ethics.
To familiarize students with emerging trends in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations. To comprehend various issues in the region, contemporary world politics and foreign policy issues. To provide training that would enable students to make a significant contribution in the future.
Cater to the educational needs of future leaders in the national government, civil society institutions and international organizations. The Department strives to provide the highest quality education to the students.