The study of IR confronts the fundamental aspects of the human condition in all its manifest urgency. From the ‘high politics’ of a G8 summit to the implementation of an irrigation scheme in a developing economy, politics, power, and conflict demand our serious attention.
At Webster Thailand, the primary objective of the IR program is to equip students interested in the vital field of International Relations and world politics with vital skills, which are transferable beyond the learning environment provided by the university.
A degree in International Relations gives the student an edge in a world labor market that demands flexibility, adaptability, and critical thinking skills. Webster’s International Relations program offers a diverse curriculum that combines tradition and innovation. The department is loyal to the concept of a traditional liberal arts education, and at the same time believes that a student’s academic program should be a preparation for a productive professional career. A degree in international relations is ideal for careers in commerce, journalism, business, education, public affairs, diplomacy, or law school and other graduate studies.
Upon completion of the program, students should:
- Be able to demonstrate knowledge of key subfields and theories of International Relations as a discipline.
- Be able to identify major actors and institutions of international relations and to know their functions.
- Be able to analyze international issues from perspectives other than their own.
- Be able to display familiarity with foreign cultures and languages.