All courses in the BIR curriculum will be held at Tha Prachan Campus, most of them in the Faculty of Political Science building. Classes held by other faculties, in particular the general education classes of the lower semesters, may be held in other buildings on the Tha Prachan Campus. Students are free to attend other classes offered at other faculties, if the rules and regulations of these faculties allow their attendance. In case, students want to attend classes at Rangsit Campus, they are advised to schedule their coursework in order to minimize their daily traveling between both campuses.
English is the sole language of instruction in the BIR Program. Therefore, you need to use English in all written and oral exams as well as for your class presentations or class participation.
For the BIR classes, please refer to the BIR website (www.birpolsci.com), where all offered courses will be posted prior to the start of each semester. Information about the lecturers and rooms of each class will be posted as well.
In the first session of each class, the instructor will inform the students about required reading material such as textbooks, articles or other documents. The class timetable/syllabus will be passed out and the dates for midterm and final exams will be announced. In addition, the class instructor will set out the criteria for student assessment (a combination of written exam(s), class participation, student presentation and/or paper) and announce the rules for absence.
Students are encouraged to speak to contact their lecturers personally after class. Many members of the faculty also have fixed consultation hours posted on their office or on their website. If you need to reach your lecturer outside of his or her consultation hours, please contact the BIR office. The staff will forward your question or put you in touch with the lecturer directly.
In the case of a course failure, students will have to retake the class when it is next offered. There are no re-examinations.
The best way is to get in touch with your seniors and with student organizations such as the BIRSA or other groups. Furthermore, events are frequently posted at various blackboards around the campus, in the Faculty of Political Science elevator and other sites. Activities and events regarding Political Science will also frequently be posted on the BIR website or Facebook page: BIR Program, so check it regularly.
Accommodation is generally considered students’ private affairs. The BIR Program only recommends students to stay near Tha Prachan Campus in order to save time and costs on transportation.
Both, the pre-session and the Orientation activity are not compulsory. That means you don’t have to participate in them. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended for new BMIR students to take part in both activities. The pre-session provides students with essential language skills that are necessary for their further studies. And the Orientation activities are a very good way to get to know the other students as well as the Faculty and the staff of the BMIR Program.