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Political Science Department

Course Overview

Political science is a recognized academic discipline that combines the best aspects of the liberal arts tradition. It trains students to think critically while arming them with important information about the 21st century; thus, it prepares them for the workforce and for the demands of democratic citizenship today. It draws on contemporary issues such as geopolitics, immigration, changing demographics, cyberspace politics, and terrorism, and provides students with strong analytic skills in order to analyze these. Moreover, with its combined focus on critical thinking and empirical knowledge, political science empowers students to question the values of our society and to orient our democratic ideals to the changing realities of the current century.

Course Objectives

The primary aim of the Political Science Department is to provide a sound training leading to a National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) or Degree (BA) or Masters (M.Sc) in Political Science.

The basic objectives of the course are for the student to:

  • Gain an awareness of different fields within political science.
  • Develop basic concepts within political science.
  • Develop theoretical and analytical skills.
  • Develop comparative skills.
  • Develop an understanding of international relations and foreign policy concepts.
  • Develop independent critical thinking skills.
  • Understand the theoretical nature of what government is.
  • Critically explore such concepts as republic, democratic theory, and liberalism.
  • Develop an understanding of rational choice theory.

Admission Requirements

Any applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements for admission into the Polytechnic or University may be granted admission, the requirements are :

  • O’level Result
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport Photograph

Fee Schedule

  • National Diploma (ND):                   ₦29,000
  • Higher National Diploma (HND):     ₦35,000
  • Degree (BA):                                   ₦69,000
  • HND to Degree (BA) Conversion:   ₦250,000
  • Masters (M.Sc):                               ₦390,000