FAQ: Social Science

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Why study International Relations and Global Affairs?

To gain knowledge of the complex world we currently live in and to prepare students by providing them with the skills to thrive in the 21st century. The International Relations and Global Affairs major will give students the ability and expertise to work in international organizations such as the United Nations as well as private corporate industry.

What is unique about studying International Relations and Global Affairs at MUIC?

We offer a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a professional Internship. Students will learn practical skills that are relevant in government jobs as well as large and medium size corporations.

What job opportunities are available for graduates of the International Relations and Global Affairs major?

Our graduates have a wide range of professional employment. Our graduates are or have been employed in the following organizations and fields. The list is not exhaustive as our graduates are diverse.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of Thailand, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, International Organization for Migration, German Development Foundation, USAID, Thai Political Parties, Entrepreneurship, Groupon, Reuters, Bangkok Post, Marriot Hotels, TED Talks, Bangkok Airways, Mae Faa Luang Foundation, Nation TV among many others.

Is there a math requirement?

No, The International Relations and Global Affairs major does not have math requirements for entry in the college or in the curriculum.

Should I have studied international relations before?

No, we do not expect students to have studied International Relations before, or indeed any of the subjects within the curriculum. We offer students with no prior knowledge of International Relations an opportunity to build a foundation to their undergraduate education and evolve to be proficient students by the time of graduation.

How much money do I need?

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Global Affairs has a total cost of THB 620,000.

What language is used for instruction?

English is the only language used for instruction. Our graduates will graduate with superior English skills in comparison to their Thai counterparts from Thai universities. Employers of our graduates consistently give us feedback that our graduates are smart, motivated and have excellent English skills.

Are there minors for International Relations and Global Affairs majors?

Yes, International Relations and Global Affairs majors can choose a Psychology minor or minors from others divisions within the college.

What about student housing?

There are many options for safe, affordable and comfortable housing on campus as well as near the university in Salaya.

When do classes start?

MUIC uses a trimester system of education. Classes are conducted in Salaya for 12-week blocks 3 times per year with an intensive summer session.

What is the environment like in the Social Science Division?

We have a diverse faculty and student base. Currently, over the course of a year we have over 500 inbound exchange students from North America, Europe and Asia. We offer our students an excellent international and multicultural environment.

Are there opportunities to study abroad?

Yes, we have agreements with over 100 universities worldwide to study abroad in an exchange program. We encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity and engage with universities and students from around the world. Students can exchange from 1 term to 1 full academic year.

What is a capstone course?

A capstone course is for students in their last term of study. Students in the International Relations and Global Affairs major must choose either a term length Senior Thesis with an approved advisor or a professional internship that the Social Science Division provides.

When can I apply for the International Relations and Global Affairs major?

Prospective students can apply 3 times per year in accordance with MUIC admissions policy.

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