International Relations

The International Relations program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts.

The program enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of international relations by combining the insights and perspectives of different disciplines such as Economics, History, Political Science, Geography, Anthropology, and Asian Studies with the study of languages.

The International Relations Program offers a Major and a Minor. Honours programs in International Relations are available through the Political Science or History departments.

A combined honours is available in:

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Admission to the honours or major programs requires an application by May 15.

The minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have third-year standing.

If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.


Umang Khandelwal

The work you do when you’re procrastinating is the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

Umang Khandelwal (BA’15 – International Relations)

International Relations. 2014 WTO’s Public Forum in Geneva, the Council of Europe’s World Democracy Forum in Strasbourg. Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington D.C.

Audrey Tong: Community Contributions to the Faculty of Arts 2016 Award Winner

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers had a chance to speak with 2016’s Community Contributions to the Faculty of Arts Award Winner, Audrey Tong about her academic interests, UBC experiences and post-graduation plans. Post written by Zining Wang.   Why did you decide to study Political Science and International Relations? My passion for political science […]

Adit Elizabeth Abit: Bringing an International Perspective to UBC

Adit Elizabeth Abit is the founder of the South Sudan International Youth Ambassadors (SSIYA) organization, and a former scholar through World University Service of Canada (WUSC) – a nonprofit organization that sponsors refugee students at universities throughout the world. Having recently graduated from UBC with a BA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and […]

Aisha Jamal: Classrooms and Big Screens

An assistant professor of German language at Trent University and accomplished filmmaker, Aisha Jamal (BA ’02) completed a double major in international relations and German during her undergraduate degree at UBC.


International Relations Program
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Room 305
6476 NW Marine Dr
Tel: 604-822-0830 

International Relations Students Association (IRSA)

Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre