MSc Political Science

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Some of the decisions that are made in governments and other institutions can have a huge effect on our lives, particularly now that we live in a truly globalised world

Start Date

September or January entry


2 years

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Politics related subject or PGD in related subject

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This course aims to give you an understanding of how those decisions are made and encourages you to take an in-depth look at issues such as conflict resolution, democratisation and development, and systems of governance.

Politics will appeal to you if you have an interest in power, government, policy-making, social movements, debating ideas; understanding wars and conflict resolution, and the impact of globalization and world events. Throughout your degree, we will cover political concepts around these issues and more, comparing our own government, its policies and decisions, with those of others around the world.


The minimum required coursework for the award of the Master of Science degree is 30 semester credit hours summarised below.

Year 1 First Semester

Statistical and Mathematical Models

Computer and Political Science Research

Methods & Techniques of Political Inquiry

Normative Political Theory

Year 1 Second Semester

Issues in Entrepreneurship

Comparative Political Systems                                                                                       


Political Parties and Political Process

The Political Economy of Africa

Development Policy and Social Change

Year 2 First Semester

  • SeminarinPolitical Science                                                                                          
  • The Political Economy of Africa                                                                                   
  • Military and Politics

Year 2 Second Semester

Development Policy and Social Change 
Political Parties and Political Process                                                                             

Interested in how countries are governed, and decisions made? A degree in Politics may refine your power of judgment and critical thinking.

Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English & Mathematics at O-Level; and
  • Approved Bachelor’s Degrees in Politics/ Social Sciences with at least 3rd class division; or
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) and/or professional qualifications cognate to Politics/ Social Sciences

How will I be taught?

Time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. You will be taught through seminars, group work, lectures, presentations, written reports, case studies and individual tuition.

Career support

The course could lead to a rewarding and exciting career in a range of sectors. Politics graduates have gone on to roles in education, the media, business, politics, charities, human resources and within the community**.


Further Study

Opportunities for course progression include the traditional PhD.

Fees and Finance

 In 2020/21 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N1,400,000 Per Session.  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations.

For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

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