BSc International Relations

The philosophy underlying the B.Sc. International Relations Degree programme is to produce a flow of competent and confident graduate students whose minds are well developed and who are intellectually sound in the field of International Relations, and who can make meaningful contributions to the political and socio-economic development of Nigeria, Africa and indeed the entire world.

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The aims and objectives of the International Relations Degree Programme are:

  1. Stimulate in students an appreciation of International Relations theories and other tools of analysis, and application in different contexts at the national and international levels.
  2. Provide students with a broad and balanced knowledge and practical skills in International Relations;
  3. Develop in students the ability to apply their International Relations theories, analytical tools, knowledge and skills to the solution of international problems;
  4. Develop in students a range of skills that are relevant to both governmental and non-governmental agencies at home and abroad;
  5. Provide students with relevant knowledge and skills for further studies in International Relations as a multi-disciplinary field of study.
  6.   Generate in students an appreciation of the importance of International Relations in a national- political, economic, and social development on the one hand and in the maintenance of global peace and security on the other.

Candidates who wish to study International Relations must have obtained a credit in Mathematics and English Language plus credit pass in either Government or History and other two subjects at the SSCE, NECO, GCE or their equivalent not more than two sitting. Also required is an acceptable UTME score.

Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the SSCE, NECO, GCE or equivalents of which at least two shall be at advanced level or four credits passes of which at least three shall be at advanced level provided that such passes are not counted at both level of the examinations. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any of Government or History is compulsory.