Department of Law & International Relations

The skills graduate of law and international relations gain are transferable to many different roles beyond qualifying as a solicitor, lawyer, barrister or international relations officer.


Department of law and international relations dedicated to advancing human dignity, social welfare and justice through equipping its graduates with knowledge and rules of law and international relations.


To teach and educate students who will be leaders of the future to contribute to the advancement of justice and the well-being of society and enhance the international relations between Kurdistan-Iraq and the rest of the world.


Graduates of law and international department should be able:

  • To understand Kurdistan-Iraqi system and lawyer’s principal roles in that system.
  • To read, understand and use cases to construct legal arguments.
  • To read, understand and use statutes and other enacted rules to solve legal problems or construct legal arguments.
  • To understand the Principles of the rule of international relations and how they can be enhanced for mutual or bilateral interests.
  • To predict the probable judicial resolution of simulated legal disputes.
  • To conduct basic legal and international relations research.
  • To recognize excellent writing in and about law and international relations, and to learn techniques for improving one’s own writing.
  • To learn techniques for time-management, self-reflection and collaboration, which are necessary for successful academic study and professional practice.
  • To learn techniques of persuasive written advocacy.
  • To provide a suitable environment for the launch of creativity in various legal and international skills.
  • To contribute to the dissemination and development of legal culture in the university community and the protection of human rights.
  • Improve the work of legal and international relations professionalism and emphasis on the role of national competencies qualified for this role.
  • To overcome the obstacles that stand in their way and gives them the opportunity to achieve the highest quality of service delivery.

Job Description

The skills graduate of law and international relations gain are transferable to many different roles beyond qualifying as a solicitor, lawyer, barrister or international relations officer. As such recruiters in a range of industries, government and institutions and organizations are keen to attract law and international relations, graduates.

The followings are examples of job descriptions/titles for them:
Policy analyst for a government agency or public office, legislative aid officer, joining intelligence, security or diplomacy department, defence search analyst, international program specialist, international trade director, chartered/company secretary, civil service administrator, officer in the house of parliament, tax consultant, legal publisher, investment banker, insurance consultant, compliance officer, customs officer, legal clerk, local government administrator, police officer, probation officer, trading standards officer, advocator, marketing manager, journalist, risk analyst, political affairs officer.


Fist Year

1st Semester Credits 2nd Semester Credits
An Introduction to IR 4 Key Concepts In politics 3
An Introduction to Politics 3 History of International relations 3
Ancient Political Thought 3 An Introduction to International Law 3
Kurdology 3 Key Concepts in IR 3
Computer Skills 3 An Introduction to Economics 3
Academic Debate 3 General English 3
Total 19 Total 18


Second Year

3Rd Semester Credits 4th Semester Credits
European Union 3 Current Issue in IR (1 & 2) 3
Medieval & Modern Political Thought 4 Contemporary Political Thought 3
Political Ideologies 3 Political Economy 3
Political Systems & Comparative politics 3 International Security 3
An Introduction to Political Sociology 3 Political History of Middle East and Iraq 3
Globalization 3 Political Psychology 3
Total 19 Total 18


Third Year

5th Semester Credits 6Th Semester Credits
Human Rights 3 International Organizations 3
Terrorism and Violence 3 Public Administration 3
International Crisis management 3 Research Methodology 2 4
Ethics in IR 2 Social Movements and IR 3
Public Policy 3 Regional Organizations 3
Research Methodology 1 4 International Governance 3
Total 18 Total 19


Fourth Year

7th Semester Credits 8th Semester Credits
Diplomatic & Consular Relations 4 Foreign Policy of Great Powers 3
Foreign Policy 3 Iraq and regional relations 3
Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette 1 Geopolitics 3
Nationalism and IR 3 International Relations in the 21st Century, Challenges and opportunities 3
Strategic Studies 3 Minority Studies 3
Final Project 4 Final Project 4
Total 18 Total 19

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