Bird’s eye view a top government university
in Thailand, outlook at Thammsat University:
TU International Affairs Office
Faculty of Political Science
Office of the Registrar
Thammasat University is Thailand's second oldest university. Officially inaugurated on 27 June 1934
at Tha Phra Chan on the Rattanakosin Island and the East-Bank of the Chao Phraya River (opposite
the Siriraj Hospital). The University’s founder, Professor Dr. Pridi Banomyong, originally named
Thammasat the “University of Ethics and Politics”, reflecting its primary mission to offer higher
education in the disciplines of law and politics to the new citizenry and prepare Thai people for their
new democratic system. Hoping to make higher learning accessible to all, Thammasat began as an
open university with 7,094 students enrolled in its first academic year.
Thammasat University is not only a distinguished higher education for people but Princess
Bajrakitiyabha, is a daughter of King Maha Vajralongkorn (Rama X) and Princess Soamsavali, also
graduated in the 2nd class honor of the Faculty of Law in 2001.
Faculty of Political Science
The Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat University is a top-ranked institution in the field of
political science in Thailand since June 14th, 1949. The following three basic courses for
undergraduate and graduate levels are designed in Thai Program:
Politics and Government
Executive programs in Thai language: well-received in public and private sectors
Master of Political Science Executive Program in Public Administration & Public Affairs (EPA)
Master of Political Science Program in Politics & Government for
These courses are offered the full and part-time modules at both Tha Prachan and Rangsit Campuses.
Further curricular program and admission, please visit the URL website of Thai Program at
The recognized Politics and International Relations fields of Bachelor and Master’s degree programs in
International Program are found at Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University.
Master of Political Science Program in International Relations (MIR)
The MIR Program is the first established English Program of Thailand in 1997. Thai citizens and foreign
students are fulfilled classes scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. Many alumni and current students
are working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassies, Universities, and International Organizations
such as ASEAN Secretariat, the United Nations.
Bachelor of Political Science Program in Politics and International Relations (BIR)
In 2009, the International Program for full-time undergraduate student is established namely in the
Combined Bachelor and Master of Political Science Program in Politics and International Relation
(BMIR Program). Many alumni are working at various workplaces such as the Thai Government,
International Organization, International Companies, or business owner. Graduate students are
studying at higher educational institutions in Thailand and overseas.
Nowadays, the BMIR curriculum design is focused on a Bachelor’s degree for four-year graduation.
The new full name of the degree is a Bachelor of Political Science Program in Politics and International
Relations and the abbreviation name as “BIR Program”.
Further the discipline courses of the Politics and International Relations in Bachelor’s and Master’s
degree program, should visit these websites.
The academic calendar of each degree program is based on the Bi-semester system (August to
December; January to May) and the Summer session is offered in June-July.