International Undergraduate Program

Commence your journey to comprehend and give meaning to the environment around you with international relations skills


UPIR UGM is currently transitioning from Kurikulum 2015 (K15) to Kurikulum 2021 (K21). Students who are admitted to UPIR UGM in 2021 and afterward need to comply with K21. K21 was developed in a workshop attended by lecturers, support staff, alumni, and students — taking into account inputs from partner universities and employers, that were collected through questionnaires, interviews, and focus group discussions. K21 refines K15 in ways that make it easier for students to choose which subfield (i.e. between Global Politics and Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, or International Political Economy and Development) they would like to concentrate on as well as to make the most of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM, an initiative by the Ministry of Education and Culture). Nevertheless, it remains true to K15’s and K2000’s educational philosophy.

Educational Philosophy

Each student is given the opportunity to design her/his own study plan. The curriculum is structured in a way that students have ample options to choose from and can make the most out of them.

The curriculum is structured in a way that facilitates students’ cognitive,
affective, and conative development. Students are highly recommended to supplement their studies with co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

A set of regulations and procedures are in place to ensure that students’
freedom to tailor their own study has the structure needed to maximize the acquisition of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills stated in the expected learning outcomes.

Job Profile

Graduates of UPIR UGM shall be competent to hold a profession in at least one of the following fields:

  1. Diplomatic affairs
  2. Transnational affairs
  3. Academia
  4. Journalism

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students shall be able to:

  1. Explain the concepts of peace, justice, and civility,
  2. Appraise basic concepts and recent developments in the field of International Relations, especially in the subfields of Global Politics and Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, as well as International Political Economy and Development,
  3. Develop critical thinking and determination to learn beyond the classroom,
  4. Develop awareness, solidarity, creativity, and nonviolent activism as responses to the social, political, economic, and cultural issues affected by international relations,
  5. Formulate ideas eloquently, in written, oral, and multimedia formats,
  6. Participate and be a leader in multicultural interactions, including in foreign political, social, economic, and cultural systems,
  7. Perform diplomacy, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation.

List of Courses

What can you learn as IR Student in UGM

Curriculum Structure

Understand the structure of your Undergraduate study