The postgraduate programmes in International Relations is to turn out manpower with sufficient skills and knowledge in International Relations so as to be able to investigate and analyse international problems with the aim of enhancing international peace and security and contributing to the development of national manpower.


The main philosophy of the postgraduate programme in International Relations is to produce knowledgeable individuals who have a firm grasp of the theories and concepts in the discipline which they can apply to proper solutions to global and national issues.


To produce the requisite manpower with necessary skills that can help in resolving international problems.

To produce individuals who can contribute their quota to national development through their knowledge of International Relations their quota to national development.

To raise up a crop of scientifically minded individuals who with their knowledge of international relations theories will become distinguished and sufficiently specialized in diplomacy and practice of foreign relations.

Admission Requirements

The criteria for admission into M.Sc. Programmes will be as follows:

  • Matriculation requirement of individual Universities which must be 5 O’ level credits including English
  • Candidates with a least a 2nd class lower Division Bachelor’s degree from an approved University with CGPA of not lower than 3.0 on a 5.0 point scale from an accredited University.


Areas of Specialization

Candidate can specialize in any of the areas listed by each Department where the programme is offered

Requirement for Graduation

To be awarded a Master’s degree, candidate must obtain a minimum of 33 credits units made up as follows:

  • Core courses of 15 credit units
  • Elective Courses of 9 credit units
  • Seminar 3 credit units
  • A student shall carry out research in any area of specialization in his/her discipline and submit an acceptable dissertation of (6 credit units) that must be orally defended before a panel of examiners including an external examiner

Duration of Programmes

Full-Time:- a minimum of 4 (four) and a maximum of 6 (six) semesters

Part-Time:- a minimum of6 (six) and a maximum of 8 (eight) semesters


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