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Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations

Gain an analytical eye to understanding the impacts of globalization and world events, and their bearing on economies and social structures.

Here at the BCIS, our approach to International Relations gives equal emphasis to all prominent schools of thought that has contributed to the subject and its evolution till the present.

From the origins and the fundamentals of the concept, to the expanded relevance of related disciplines such as Human Rights and International Justice, the course will map out a rewarding learning experience in delivering knowledge to aid a new generation of globally-oriented academics and professionals.

Our faculty members hold extensive learned as well as lived in experience within the field of IR, and, therefore are well equipped to help you navigate through this vast field of study.

Course Highlights

This programme provides an expansive, intellectual and academic framework to understanding International Relations. Participants are expected to conduct a research and write a dissertation related to International Relations.

The following subjects will be covered in this course. 

  • Semester I
  1. Introduction to International Relations: Theory and Practice
  2. Power Politics in the Indian Ocean
  3. International Organizations and Global Governance
  4. Sri Lanka in World Affairs
  • Semester II
  1. South Asia in World Politics
  2. State, Ethnicity and Religion in South Asia
  3. Public International Law
  4. Current Issues and Global Politics

Target Groups

Advanced learners of International Relations and/or with professional experience in fields related to International Relations and Diplomacy


A Degree from a recognized University or equivalent professional qualification. (Mandatory)

Preference will be given to those having pursued studies in International Relations subjects or at least 01 year experience in research related to the discipline. (International Trade, International Foreign Policy Studies, Tourism, Media and Armed Services.)

Professionals: Attorneys-at-Law with a minimum 3 years of post-qualifying experience and members of recognized professional institutions may also apply.

Class Schedules

Saturdays – 08.30am to 06.15pm
Course Fee
154775 LKR
Course Duration
24 Months
Next Batch
March 2024

Courses and content offered by BCIS should be particularly important and useful for those aspiring to build careers in; Civil Service, Foreign Diplomacy, Global Aid, and International Trade.