BA (Hons) in Political Science

BA (Hons) in Political Science

The Sri Lankan branch of Al Mustafa International University will be introducing a three year special degree in Political Science and International Relations. The courses are available in English, Tamil and Sinhala. The course is recognized by the University Grants Commission and will be taught by well recognized scholars in the field.

Why Choose this Program?

In Political Science and International Relations, students learn about Political processes and their impact. The current financial crises, climate negotiations and power struggle in local councils are all examples of such processes. As a Political Scientist, you get a unique understanding of the political processes and events that underlie the contemporary news.


Undergraduates have access to an unrivalled range of expertise and activity in the fields of government and politics, political theory and international study, from ancient and modern history to the present day and covering all regions of the globe. Our teaching is based on training our students in the highest standards of critical analysis and in the understanding and use of rigorous research methods and techniques.

What’s next?

You can continue graduate studies in Political Science or other graduate study at home, university or abroad. For Political Scientists, there opportunities in a variety of sphere such areas as public administration, various media, organizations, schools, research and in the private sector. Political scientists are executive officers, working with investigative or research applications, or with communication and information.

If your dream is to settle abroad, this course will serve as a foundation for an international career.

After completing the Bachelor program in Political Science, you can pursue with Masters and Doctoral studies in

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Studies


General Additional Details (Click)

The Credit System

The weight of the Political Science and International Relations Degree is 120 credits. Students are expected to complete 20 credits per semester. One credit is equal to 45 learning hours and the learning hours include lecture hours, self-learning, extracurricular activities, practical sessions and field visits.

Assignments and Examinations

Student performance is evaluated continuously throughout the degree program. The student evaluation system is based on the Continuous Assessment System (CAS).  Under CAS, students are evaluated through classroom tests, oral presentations, assignments, project reports etc. The method of assessment is decided by the course leader and may differ from course to course. All assessments are evaluated, marked and returned to the students with comments from the marking examiner.

There will be a final examination at the end of each course and the final grade is determined by the overall performance of the CATs and the final examination.

The weight of the Continuous Assessment Tests is 50% and the final examination carry 50% of the final score. All students are encouraged to take the CATs seriously as securing a good mark by taking the final examination only, would be challenging.

A specified amount should be paid as Examination Fees before sitting for the exam.

Academic Staff

Academic staffs of the MIU are comprised of experts of different subjects of Political Science and International Relations. Further the MIU has a highly skilled group of visiting lecturers who are the experts in international politics, conflict resolution, public policy and public administration.

Entry Requirements

General requirements

To enroll as a student to follow the BA in Political Science and International Relations (Hons) Degree awarded by the MIU, candidates should possess,

  • Four passes at the General Certificate of Advanced Level Examination old structure.


  • Three passes in core subjects at the General Certificate of Advanced Level Examination new structure



  • Possess any qualification accepted under the Alternative Qualifications List approved by the MIU

Fee structure

Al Mustafa International University Sri Lanka Branch is reputed to hold a promise to offer the most cost effective degrees and Diplomas to all Sri Lankans.  As per to fulfill that promise, the fees structure of the Internal and External options of the BA (Hons) in Political Science and International Relations is given below.


Internal option

Duration- 3 years (6 Semesters)

Complete Cost- 200,000 LKR


  • One Semester- 33,340 LKR
  • Per Month- 5,556 LKR

External option

Duration- 3 Years (6 Semesters)

Complete Cost- 100,000 LKR


  • One Semester- 16,670 LKR
  • Per Month- 2,780 LKR

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarship options are open to students who display a genuine inability to pay the fees and are willing to excel in class. For further information with regard to scholarships, an appointment should be made with the administration and discussed.

How to apply

Students can apply online or by filling the respective application or directly visit to

Mustafa International University
No 15 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 03
Tel: (+94) 112335888  Fax:(+94)112055519