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

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:

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATIONS: Use of English, Government or History plus two
    other Social Science/Arts subjects.
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECT COMBINATIONS: Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings of which three must be Government or History plus English Language and Mathematics.
    An acceptable UTME score is also required.

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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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