Today’s global environment demands expertise in international affairs to comprehend the contemporary world shaped by global processes – from the inter-connectedness of business and finance to ethnic violence, terrorism and to the struggles for self-determination. Moreover, in a world characterized by increased international cooperation and the need to be knowledgeable about the other areas of the globe is necessary in most spheres of work. To that extent, globalization of economic, political, social and cultural developments has created new opportunities and challenges for tomorrows citizens. Accordingly CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has designed an inter-disciplinary post graduate program that focuses on development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict, and international law and organizations. As an inter-disciplinary program, students integrate and apply knowledge across disciplines in order to analyze global issues and problems.
The Master of Arts in International Studies is attributed to our multi-disciplinary faculty that draws members from the humanities, social sciences law and management. It equips students with analytical and critical skills to understand contemporary international politics, and prepare them for a range of professions that require knowledge of international affairs. It offers diverse fields of study: international relations, international law, international political economy, international economics, world history, strategic studies, globalization; areas studies – Europe, China, Japan, India and Africa; besides research methodology.
The program addresses contemporary developments that impact the governance of societies across the globe, from terrorism to public sector reform. It covers a spectrum of areas that include the study of globalization, development, democracies, processes of state formation, international organizations, theories of International Relations, international political economy, international security, global environmental politics, Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asian Politics. Therefore the program offers a range of papers that makes one knowledgeable about the forces and institutions that shape the relations between states and the governance of societies across the globe.
Students would have the potential to develop a strong educational base to successfully attempt the civil services exam which opens avenues to careers in administration, diplomacy, intelligence; besides compete for jobs in the corporate sector, related to exports which would require knowledge of other countries. Other sectors of employment would be international organizations, media and management consulting firms. Importantly the program would be particularly relevant for those interested in higher study at the PhD level, to obtain a deeper understanding of international politics.
This program provides a comprehensive and an in-depth orientation in the approaches to comprehend the character of contemporary international societies. It is designed to give graduates who participate in this program the expertise and skills appropriate for a range of public and private sector careers where an advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary international societies is integral to their work. Another aspect of the course would be an emphasis on written assignments that enables development of writing skills which is so necessary for learning in social sciences