Undergraduate Program of Diplomacy and International Relations

Program Overview 

The Department of Diplomacy and International Relations at the College of Law and International Relations at the Lebanese French University was established by Ministerial Order No. (4/10621) on (2/6/2014) and opened its doors to accept students for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Diplomacy International Relations department takes it upon itself, to provide human resources which are equipped with abundant specialized awareness and knowledge of policy and international relations. It also endeavors to yield individuals who have passed different stages of investigation in the field. These results in establishing relations based on humanistic values and consequently it generates larger positivity among cultural and civilized generations. Academic studies in this field are also one of the life priorities. It enables the means of natural and political relations to serve the international peace and stability along with the economic and social growth of the nations. On the other hand the economic, social and political status of our region is in an urgent need of an autonomic human resource to employ the knowledge and the studied subjects concerning the international relations and to inspire the welfare of the country. Relying on a scientific reflection creates and implants a sound autonomic policy and strategy which directs the path of international and political relations to the idea of serving the highest interests of the country and society. 

The department’s motif is that the communities, generations and governments cannot survive without communication. That is why the nature of the relations has and will have a tremendous effect on the fate of humanity. Enhancing those relations in an accurate and effective way, demands the official, private and political organizations like foreign ministries, embassies and other various organizations have permanent relations. Leading those organizations requires expert and experienced staff with enough knowledge and specialty. Likewise enriching the relations and policies with knowledge and awareness becomes a source of peaceful spiritual power for the nation and the country. 

The bachelor degree in Diplomacy and International Relations is the eight- semester program, and students are required to accumulate 154-credit. The program is designed to meet market needs and allows students to find better opportunities and analyses real International Relations issues. The program helps students towards innovative, creativity with focus on enhanced analytical and decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students will be equipped with the latest knowledge and practice in Diplomacy, Political System, International Organizations, Diplomatic Relations, Strategic, Foreign Policy, International Negotiation, Int. Economic Relations, Consulate Relations, and International Conflicts, Global Security, the Diplomatic Etiquette and Protocols, Crises Management, Geopolitics. 


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Teaching Methods

The principles of modern pedagogy will be used to facilitate and enable learning in the field of Diplomacy and International Relations. Students become the center of education, and teachers will facilitate their learning skills. Principles of competency-based education, will enhance students’ competency in Diplomacy and International Relations 

The bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations supports students learning and connecting to the labor market as a clear pathway towards students’ placement after completing their degree. Students will enjoy learning for all modules they cover during their academic life. Different methods, including theoretical lectures, seminar, case study, on-job-training, ole play, project-based learning, problem-based learning, and entrepreneurial education, will be used. Students will be supported throughout their studies to ensure the development of their creativity and key competencies. The modern pedagogy in this field helps students with a passion of Diplomacy and International Relations for prepare for taking a wide range of roles and responsibilities in the local, regional and international Relations environment. 

Program Structure 

Mode of Study: Full-time 

]Duration: 4 years
Number of Semesters: 8 semester Number of Credits: 154
Number of Modules: 48 

Mode of Assessment 

Both summative and formative assessments will assess students’ performance for each module. Assessment tools could be different, but the final assessment for every module includes but is not limited to the following criteria: 

  • Midterm Exam 
  • Final Exam 
  • Reports 
  • Seminar 
  • Quizzes 
  • Others
Learning Goals
Program Learning Outcome
Job Prospects

This program aims to: 

  1. Preparing the graduates of the department to work in public or private organizations such as international and regional organizations and organizations related to the field of communication and information. 
  2. To pinpoint the graduates of the department according to the insight and knowledge about politics and international relations. That is based on historical development, theories, programs and the content of the subjects. 
  3. Observing and following the typical political events in a way that enable us make a sound deal. At the same token a successful process of consultation as the decision making centers should be employed. 
  4. Preparing the graduates according to knowledge and expertise by enabling them work in the research centers which are special to politics and international relations.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Familiar with the importance of diplomacy for countries and its necessities in the international community. 
  • Able to differentiate between the goal and the means in Diplomacy and International Relations. 
  • Familiar with the indicators of mismanagement of Diplomacy. 
  • To be aware of the importance of the relationship between diplomacy and other sciences. 
  • Able to trace the historical development of International Relations theories and contemporary diplomacy theory. 
  • Able to know the early fathers who contributed to the development of Diplomatic thought and the importance of International Relations. 
  • Able to understand the classic approach to Diplomacy.

– Diplomat. 

– Diplomatic service. – Consular services. 

– Government and Non-governmental agencies. 

– Government social research officer.
– International aid/development worker. – Policy officer.
– Political risk analyst.
– Public affairs consultant.
– Broadcast journalist.
– External auditor. 

-Political Analyst.
– Media companies or research institutes.