The Department of International Relations (IR) offers an interdisciplinary program that allows students to develop a solid background in related areas of political science, political and diplomatic history, foreign policy, international law, political economy, civil society, and gender studies.
The bachelor’s degree in International Relations provides a solid foundation for diverse career options. These include those associated with politics and government, diplomatic service, international development, and business.
With a degree in International Relations, you can work as:
Represent and protect your nation’s interests abroad in the areas of politics, trade and consular services.
Interpret various political developments, analyze laws, public policies and government decisions before advising government official, political parties or the media.
Foreign Affairs Analyst:
Analyze and developments at the regional and international level before making recommendations on how these affect the work of your organization.
Non-Profit Program Coordinator:
Plan and coordinate programs to further the organization’s goals and carries out fundraising, budgeting, and community outreach.
United Nations Worker:
Work for one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations in the area of trade, human rights, development, environment or refugees to enact policies for the benefit of all humanity.
You can set your study pace according to your circumstances and convenience:
Minimum 3.5 years, upon the successful completion of 12 courses per year.
Standard 4 years, upon the successful completion of 10 courses per year.
Maximum 5 years, upon the successful completion of 8 courses per year.
* This study duration does not include English language courses.
Academic Year Breakdown:
* The start and end dates are subject to changes.
Instructional period of 14 weeks plus a final examination period offered twice a year (referred to as Fall and
Spring semester). Additional instructional periods include intersessions and Summer sessions.
The American University of Kurdistan’s annual tuition fees per academic program is 8000$ (for 30 credits). However, self-funded students can benefit from a newly implemented 15% discount on the tuition fees. This discount does not apply to international students. For self-funded students and those awarded Merit Scholarships, the below tuition rates apply:
Annual tuition fees payment
Annual tuition fees payment after 15% discount (NEW)
98.0 – 100
Mustafa Barzani Merit Scholarship
90.00 – 97.99
Chairman Masrour Barzani Merit Scholarship*
80.00 – 89.99
Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship*
The above rates are applicable for students register for courses at AUK from January, 2021.
Annual tuition is based on registration as a full-time student and the successful completion of 30 credits.
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