This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for International Relations, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Duration||3 – 4 Years|
|Suitability||Art and Commercial Students|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||International Relations related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study International Relations. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background in Commercial subjects for you to study International Relations in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.
In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for International Relations
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study International Relations in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for International Relations must include:
- English Language
- Civic Education
- Any Nigerian Language
- A trade subject
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for International Relations. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study this course, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for International Relations
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for International Relations that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study International Relations. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study International Relations
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for this course, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Social Science subject from Government/History, Economics, Sociology and Business Management
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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study this course, don’t give up. You should consider other International Relations similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.
You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university
This is the list of Universities offering International Relations in Nigeria
- Achievers University, Owo
- Bayero University, Kano
- Baze University
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Caleb University, Lagos
- Covenant University Ota
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
- Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
- Gregory University, Uturu
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- Landmark University, Omu-Aran
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
- Obong University, Obong Ntak
- Southwestern University, Oku Owa
- Tansian University, Umunya
- Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
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Cut-off Mark for International Relations course
As you can see, more than one University offers International Relations. This means the cut-off mark for International Relations varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. International Relations is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
International Relations is how many years course and under which faculty?
Depending on your mode of entry, International Relations is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, International Relations is under the Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies but may be under a different faculty in some universities.
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Can a science or art student study International Relations?
Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study International Relations at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.
Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for International Relations is through GCE.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study International Relations in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.
What is Direct Entry Special consideration (waiver) for International Relations
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts three ‘A’ level/IJMB from any of the following subjects: Government, History, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Arabic, French.
(ii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) (a) 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. (b) 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. (c) 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
(iii) Bells University of Technology, Otta – Same as in Accounting.
(iv) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State – Same as in International Relations.
(v) 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.
(vi) Southwestern University, Oku Owa accepts IJMB, NCE, ND, HND or its equivalents.
(vii) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts JUPEB/IJMB (A’ level) or equivalent in related discipline.
(viii) Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State accepts NCE with merit passes in relevant subjects.
(ix) Bowen University, Iwo requires two A’ level passes to include Government and any one of Economics, Geography, History and Mathematics.
What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special consideration (waiver) for International Relations
(i) 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
(ii) Bells University of Technology, Otta – Same as in Accounting.
(v) Covenant University Ota same as in Marketing.
(vi) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State – Same as in International Relations.
(vii) Southwestern University, Oku Owa requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Government and Mathematics and any other two relevant subjects.
(viii) 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.
What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) for International Relations
(i) Bells University of Technology, Otta – Same as in Accounting.
(ii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Government/History and any two of Economics, Geography, Civic Education, French, Arabic, IRS and CRS.
(iii) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State – Same as in Sociology.
(iv) Southwestern University, Oku Owa requires Mathematics and any two of the following: Economics, History, Government, Geography, Literature in English and French.
(v) BEYARO requires Government or History plus two other Social Science subjects.
(vi) Bowen University, Iwo requires Mathematics, Government/History and Economics.