Study Political Science & International Communication at Nile University

Admission for 2021/2022 Session Is Now Ongoing!

Admission for 2021/2022 Law & Medicine is closed.

Political Science & International Communication provides broad education in government and politics which is the foundation of active citizenship in our communities from the local to the global level.

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.

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About the University

Start Date

September entry


4 years



Course Summary

You will study the following modules:


First Semester

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Nigerian Constitutional
  • Nigerian Constitutional
  • Nigerian Legal System
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • People & Culture of Nigeria
  • Use of English I
  • Language Studies (French, Turkish, Arabic, Hausa)
  • IT and Library Skills
  • Introduction to Business


Second Semester

  • Organization of Government: Citizen & the State
  • Introduction to African Politics
  • Nigerian Legal System II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence
  • Use of English II
  • Language Studies (French, Turkish, Arabic, Hausa
  • Literary Studies I


First Semester

  • Introduction to Statistics I
  • Principles of Economics
  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Analysis
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Nigerian Government and Politics I
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics


Second Semester

  • Principles of Economics II
  • Introduction to statistics II
  • Moral Reasoning & Ethics
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Foundation of Political Economy
  • Nigeria Government and Politics II
  • Political Ideas
  • Introduction to Local Government
  • Political Sociology


First Semester

  • Entrepreneurship II
  • History of Political Thought I
  • Logic and Methods of Political Enquiry
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Politics of Development and Underdevelopment
  • The Methodology of Comparative Politics
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Politics of International Economic Relations


Second Semester

  • Comparative Federalism
  • History of Political Thought II

  • Political Behaviour
  • Research Methods
  • Theory and Practice of Administration
  • Theory and Practice of Marxism


First Semester

  • Development Administration
  • Civil – Military Relations
  • Third World and Dependency
  • Public Finance Administration
  • Nigerian Local
  • Nigerian Foreign Policy
  • International Law and Organization

Second Semester

  • State and Economy
  • Revolution and Society
  • Politics of Inter-governmental
  • Political Parties and Pressure
  • Politics & Law in Africa
  • Research Project

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.


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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In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme). 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 Fees and Finance

The Sectoral Advisory Board (SAB) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry (private/public and national/international institutions) and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components in the curriculum regarding overall development of the department.

“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.”

Idris A. Hassan