MIR Program

                A great transformation of global politics in the 21st Century is driven by power transition, disruptive technology and new challenges, and thereby the study of IR is a useful toolkit for thinking and acting in these changing configurations of power dynamics.

             The Master of Political Science Program in International Relations (MIR), established since 1998, is a weekend program. All classes are held on Saturday and Sunday at Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Ta Prachan campus. The program offers small class size (most are limited to 25 or fewer students) for greater individual attention.

               We study key international actors, such as states, international institutions, non-state actors and individuals as well as key challenging transnational issues, such as human rights, climate change, disaster and environment. IR is directly related to diplomatic practices and the policy world.

               We engage with how and in what ways diplomacy and foreign policy are performed on the international stage.


Course Details



A Part-time, two-year, 36-credit program

Day of Study:

Saturday to Sunday: 9.00 - 16.00 


Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan

Length of Study:

2 years (4 semesters)

Academic Calendar:

Semester 1         August - December 
Semester 2         January - May
Summer             June - July

Prospective applicants:

A Bachelor Degree from an accredited university of expected to graduate in August of the year of application.

Estimated Total Cost:

Thai student 280,000 baht
International student 350,000 baht

Application Schedule:

Apply 3 January - 6 March 2023
Written exam 12 March 2023
Interview 8 April 2023
Announce list of successful candidate 24 April 2023
Pre-requisite course 27 May 2023


Application information: http://www.polsci.tu.ac.th/mir/application-form.html


Curriculum Structure



Required courses                                                        12        credits
Elective courses                                                          12        credits
Thesis                                                                      12        credits
Thesis defense
Total                                                                        36         credits


Required courses                                                        12        credits
Elective courses                                                          18         credits
Independent Studies                                                      6        credits
Written comprehensive exam
Total                                                                        36         credits


Contact Information


MIR Program Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan, Bangkok 10200

Telephone: 02-613-2311, 02-623-5157

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Website: www.polsci.tu.ac.th/mir/