BSc Political Science & International Relations

Political Science and International Relations as a course of study is highly relevant in contemporary globalised new world order.

Political Science is the study of ‘power’ and power relations among men within the state and International system while International Relations is useful for understanding of relations among States and International Organisations, their interdependence and mutual co-existence.

September Entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

The most valuable thing about being a Political Science student at Nile University is that you get to witness a truly comprehensive view of politics as, in addition to being educated on every political theory that you can imagine, you get to look at politics from a range of world views. As a result, you are equipped to make your own opinions and conclusions about what form of politics speaks to you and appreciate its value from a holistic point of view.

Aisha Adamu (Political Science & International Relations, 200 Level)

Study Modules

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introduction to Political ScienceOrganization of Government: Citizen & the State
Nigerian ConstitutionalIntroduction to African Politics
Nigerian Legal SystemNigerian Legal System II
Introduction to SociologyIntroduction to Psychology
People & Culture of NigeriaLogic, Philosophy & Human Existence
Use of English IUse of English II
Language Studies (French, Turkish, Arabic, Hausa)Language Studies (French, Turkish, Arabic, Hausa)
IT and Library SkillsLiterary Studies I
Introduction to Business

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introduction to Statistics IPrinciples of Economics II
Principles of EconomicsIntroduction to statistics II
Entrepreneurship IMoral Reasoning & Ethics
Introduction to International RelationsHistory and Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Political AnalysisFoundation of Political Economy
Introduction to Public AdministrationNigeria Government and Politics II
Nigerian Government and Politics IPolitical Ideas
Introduction to Comparative PoliticsIntroduction to Local Government
Political Sociology

First SemesterSecond Semester
Entrepreneurship IIComparative Federalism
History of Political Thought IContemporary Political Analysis
Logic and Methods of Political EnquiryHistory of Political Thought II
Public Policy AnalysisPolitical Behaviour
Politics of Development and UnderdevelopmentResearch Methods
The Methodology of Comparative PoliticsTheory and Practice of Administration
Theories of International RelationsTheory and Practice of Marxism
Politics of International Economic Relations

First SemesterSecond Semester
Development AdministrationState and Economy
Civil – Military RelationsRevolution and Society
Third World and DependencyPolitics of Inter-governmental
Public Finance AdministrationPolitical Parties and Pressure
Nigerian LocalPolitics & Law in Africa
Nigerian Foreign PolicyResearch Project
International Law and Organization

The course is designed to introduce students to different aspect of political science, nature and concept involved. Like Aristotle said “man is a political animal” Political scientists study that political Animal

BSc Political Science & International Relations - FAQs

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

*Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Government/History and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Government/History and any three Arts or Social Science subjects

The course will feature classroom discussions, assignments, group projects, case studies, lectures, questions and exercises from textbook, power point presentations, student experiences and responses. Lectures and Seminars will be used to teach the students and educative excursions to National Assembly to observe proceedings at Senate plenary.

In the end, graduates of this department have the career opportunities of working as consultants on political issues, advisers to political leaders, and would have the skills to take leading roles in political effort to maintain democracy and peace. They also have skills required for careers in Public Service, Ministries and Government agencies. The graduates also have the comprehensive knowledge and diverse skills to work in international governmental and non-governmental organizations, academia, foreign affairs offices or embassies, political parties, the Parliament and other social or political movements. They can also work as administrative officers or managers in both business and public organizations.

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  • PDG Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies
  • MSc. International Relations and Diplomacy
  • MSc. Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies
  • PHD Political Science
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Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of

a) Curriculum of the department
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships
2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of “X” Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources.


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Contact the Department

Phone Number:

+234 903 178 3370