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JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination for International Relations

To study International relations at any Nigerian University, you must first meet with the requirements.

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In this post, we’ll talk about the subject combination for International Relations, including O’level (WAEC, NECO, etc.) and JAMB UTME requirements. Also, we’ll provide answers to a few questions we believe you might be asking.

Nigerian Universities have varying requirements when it comes to giving admissions to students to study International. For some universities, it’s a double honor course, with options in other fields.

Generally, candidates who want to study International Relations at any Nigerian University must have at least 5 credit passes in O’level, to include English Language and four other subjects.

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As it stands, there is no generally acceptable subject combination for International Relations because many universities offer waivers that have introduced little differences.

So, keep reading to know the specific requirements for the school you wish to apply to before completing your JAMB registration.

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Requirements for studying International Relations in Nigerian Universities

‘O’ level subject combination (WAEC, NECO, etc.)

To study International Relations at any Nigerian university, you need at least 5 SSCE credit passes, which must include English Language, Government, and Mathematics, plus 2 other relevant subjects.

To put it differently, the NABTEB, NECO or WAEC subject combination for International Relations is English Language, Government, and Mathematics, plus 2 other social science or art subjects.

The other subjects depends on the exact university you want to apply to. Read the special consideration for O’level stated below.

Special consideration for the O’level requirements

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government, or History and any other two Social Sciences or Arts Subjects
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta – Same as in Accounting.
  • Covenant University Ota same as in Marketing.
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State – Same as in International Relations.
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Government and Mathematics and any other two relevant subjects.
  • Bowen University, Iwo requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two Social Science subjects selected from Economics, Civics, Geography, and History.

JAMB UTME subject combination

Candidates who wish to study International Relations at any Nigerian University must register for Use of English plus any 3 of the following: Economics, History, Government, Geography, Literature in English and French.

Special consideration for JAMB UTME subject combination

  • Bells University of Technology, Otta – Same as in Accounting.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Government/History and any two of Economics, Geography, Civic Education, French, Arabic, IRS, and CRS.
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State – Same as in Sociology.
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa requires Mathematics and any two of the following: Economics, History, Government, Geography, Literature in English and French.
  • BEYARO requires Government or History plus two other Social Science subjects.
  • Bowen University, Iwo requires Mathematics, Government/History, and Economics.

Direct Entry Requirement (A’Level)

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To gain admission to study International Relations through Direct Entry, you need two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Government, Economics, History, and French.

Special considerations and waivers for Direct Entry Students

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts three ‘A’ level/IJMB from any of the following subjects: Government, History, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Arabic, French.
  • The American University of Nigeria, Yola
    • accepts ‘A’ level passes chosen from English Language, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, and French.
    • does not accept credit passes in the following; Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Home Economics, Home Craft, Home management, Physical Education, Physical and Health Education, Music, Commerce, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Book Keeping, Islamic History, Religious Studies, Tajweed, Library Studies, Diction, Kiswahili, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Turkish, Study skills.
    • accepts ICGSE and ‘A’ level Cambridge and does not offer admissions direct to 200 level programs. May transfer credits relevant to it’s major at the discretion of the Dean of school
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta – Same as in Accounting.
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State – Same as in International Relations.
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires two ‘A’ level passes in Social Science subject from Government or History, Economics, Sociology, and Business Management. BSc, BA or HND in Local Government Administration, Public Administration and International Relations.
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa accepts IJMB, NCE, ND, HND or its equivalents.
  • Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts JUPEB/IJMB (A’ level) or equivalent in a related discipline.
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State accepts NCE with merit passes in relevant subjects.
  • Bowen University, Iwo requires two A’ level passes to include Government and any one of Economics, Geography, History, and Mathematics.

International Relations cut off mark

In general, Nigerian Universities allow students to partake in their Post UTME for International Relations if they score a minimum of 180 in the JAMB UTME, which is the JAMB approved cut off mark as of 2019.

Universities where you can study International Relations

The following Nigerian universities offer International Relations as listed on the JAMB brochure:

  1. Achievers University, Owo
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU Zaria)
  3. Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
  4. Baze University
  5. Bowen University, Iwo
  6.  Caleb University, Lagos
  7. Covenant University Ota
  8. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  9. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  10. Gregory University, Uturu
  11. University of Ibadan (UI)
  12. Kaduna State University (KASU)
  13. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  14. Lead City University, Ibadan
  15. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  16. Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
  17. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  18. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  19. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  20. Tansian University, Umunya
  21. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)

Note:

  • NOVENA university offers the course as International Relations and Strategic Studies
  • Kaduna State University offers the course as International Studies and Diplomacy.

What is International Relations all about?

It is an academic discipline that studies the interconnectedness of politics, economics, and law on a global level.

Frequently asked questions

Is International Relations a Commercial or Art course?

It is widely regarded as an Administrative field since most Nigerian Universities place it under the faculty of Administration.

How competitive is International Relations at Nigerian Universities

Gaining admission to study the course is not very competitive at most Nigerian universities.

Can Science Students study International Relations?

The course isn’t a science course and the requirements do not accommodate science students. The reason is, most science students in Nigeria do not offer Government, which is one of its core subjects.

What Jobs can I apply for after studying International Relations?

After obtaining a degree in International Relations you can apply for jobs related to fields including Diplomatic service officer, government social research officer, intelligence analyst, international aid/development worker, and so much more.

How many years do you have to spend studying International Relations?

Generally, you have to spend at least 4 years to obtain a degree in International Relations at most Nigerian Universities.

What are the best universities to study International Relations in Nigeria?

It is hard to come up with a list of the best universities to study International Relations, so the question you should be asking is does your institution have NUC accreditation to offer the course.

Final note

We advise you to check the latest JAMB brochure for more information, as the Universities reserve the right to alter their requirements for studying International Relations.

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