If you intend to study Political Science and International Relations then it’s very important you read through this entire page to find out all the requirements and vital information for Political Science and International Relations. If you succeed in providing the required prerequisites then you can proceed with your UTME/Direct Entry registration.

In the following paragraphs, you will find a number of information like the JAMB and WAEC subject combination for Political Science and International Relations, Direct Entry requirements and special consideration for Political Science and International Relations.

WAEC Subjects for Political Science and International Relations

You are required to provide five (5) O’level credit passes in the required SSCE subjects to qualify to study this course in any Nigeria University. The subjects are not limited to WAEC only, it’s also applicable to GCE and NECO. Below is GCE, NECO, and WAEC Subject combination for Political Science and International Relations:

1). Use of English Language.

2). Mathematics.

3). Government or History.

4). And any other Two (2) subjects from Arts/Social Sciences.

WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

i). UNIOSUN requires 5 ‘O’ level credit passes which must be obtained at not more than one sitting and it includes the following subjects English Language, Mathematics and Government, and any other two (2) subjects.

ii). CRAWFORD accepts Five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to in the following subjects Use of English Language, Government, at least pass in Mathematics and 3 other subjects.

iii). GO requires five (5) SSCE credits passes in not more than 2 sittings in subjects in the following subjects; Use of English Language, Government, Mathematics and Economics.

JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science and International Relations

Just knowing the proper JAMB subject combination for Political Science and International Relations is not all that is required. You are required to reach the JAMB cut-off mark for Political Science and International Relations which is 180 for Universities.

Nevertheless, we advise all students to aim for 200 and above to stand a better chance of being admitted into any University of their choice on merit. Below is the JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science and International Relations:

1). Government/History
2). Use of English Language.
3). and one (1) other Social Sciences or Arts subjects.

WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

(i) NTNU accepts History/Government/Civic Education and any two (2) Social Sciences or Arts subjects.

(ii) UNIABUJA requires Government and any two (2) Social Sciences or Arts subjects.

(iii) CRAWFORD requires the Use of English Language, Government, Mathematics and any Social Science subject or History.

Direct Entry Requirements for Political Science and International Relations

If you don’t intend to gain admission using UTME, then you have to ensure that you satisfy the following Direct Entry Requirements for Political Science and International Relations which is below:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Government and one other Social Science subject

WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). CRAWFORD requires;
i). HND/ND in relevant subjects which must not be lower than Lower Credit.
ii). NCE – with at least Merit level.
iii). Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Government and any other Social Science subjects

2). UNIOSUN accepts second ‘A’ level pass in English Language, History, Mathematics, and Literature in English plus UTME requirement

3). UNIABUJA requires 2 ‘A level’ credit passes in Social science or Arts subjects. Or ND (upper credit) in social works and other relevant disciplines plus ‘O’ level requirements / NCE (with a minimum of 10 points).

4). NTNU requires any 2 A’ level passes in Social science or Arts subjects, NCE (merit) in relevant fields or ND/HND (lower credit).

Universities in Nigeria offering Political Science and International Relations

  1. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  2. Crawford University Igbesa
  3. CUAB (Crescent University)
  4. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike
  5. TSUJ (Taraba State University, Jalingo)
  6. UNIOSUN (Osun State University Osogbo)
  7. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  8. KWARARAFA UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE
  9. MADONNA UNIVERSITY, ELELE, RIVERS STATE

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