Bachelor of Science in International Development Studies

University of Lahore

The undergraduate degree in Social Science aims to develop amongst students a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of contemporary social science disciplines through three specializations: Politics and International Relations; International Development Studies and; Governance and Public Policy.



12 Years of education, Intermediate or equivalent at least 45%

Why this


This degree is designed to enable our graduates to join the Civil Superior Services (CSS) of Pakistan, Federal and Provincial Government, NGOs and INGOs, The UN, local and foreign media outlets and thinktanks.


List of Core Courses being offered are

Introduction to Politics and International Relations
Introduction to International Development Studies: Policy &Practice
Introduction to Government and Public Policy
Elements of Social Science Research
Globalization and Global Governance


List of Courses being offered in the International Development Studies discipline:

Governance and Institutions
Human Resource Development
Sustainable Development
History of International Economic Expansion
Determinants of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
International Political Economy
Theories of Economic Growth and Development
Economics of Developing Countries
Sociology of Development
International Organizations and the Politics of Aid Institutions
Survey of Economics and Development in Pakistan
Governance, Resources and Human Development
Gender and Development
Developmental Politics of Third World
Seminar in Regional Development and World Economy
Migration and Development

Offered at Campuses
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Full Time, 4 Years

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