UNIABUJA Department of Political Science & International Relations Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Political Science and  International Relations Faculty of  Social and Management Sciences   in University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIABUJA  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The University of Abuja is a tertiary institution in the Nigerian capital Abuja. It was established on January 1, 1988 (under Decree No. 110 of 1992 as amended) as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes. Academic work began in the University in 1990 with the matriculation of its pioneer students.

The university runs regular degree, diploma, and postgraduate programmes. Due to its location in the Federal Capital Territory has a Centre for Distance Learning School which provides university education to those who cannot acquire such education through the regular university system and those interested in acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offer



The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Political Science and International Relations;

You require; Five SSCE credit passes including English Language Government or History and at least a pass in Mathematics


(i) GO requires five SSCE credits passes in not more than two sittings in subjects which include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and Government.

(ii) UNIOSUN requires five ‘O’ level credit passes obtained at not more than one sitting in relevant subjects including English Language, Government and Mathematics and any other two subjects.

(iii) CRAWFORD Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English, Government and 3 other subjects with at least pass in Mathematics


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Political Science and International Relations under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences in the above Universities include;

Three Arts or Social Science subjects


(i) CRAWFORD requires English, Mathematics, Government and any Social Science subject or History

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

(iii) UNIABUJA requires Government and any other two Arts or Social science subjects.


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Political Science and International Relations, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require; Two ‘A’ level passes in Government and one other Social Science subject


(i) UNIOSUN in addition to UTME requirement accepts second ‘A’ level pass in History, English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics.

(ii) CRAWFORD accepts
(a) two ‘A’ level passes in Government and any other Social Science subjects
(b) NCE – With at least Merit level.
(c) ND/HND in relevant subjects not lower than Lower Credit.

(iii) NTNU accepts any two A’ level passes in Arts or Social Sciences subjects, ND/HND (lower credit) or NCE (merit) in relevant fields.

(iv) UNIABUJA accepts two A level credit passes in Arts or Social science subjects. Or NCE (minimum10 points) /ND (upper credit) in social works and other relevant discipline in addition to the ‘O’ level requirements.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIABUJA  for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 180 or above in your JAMB result.

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