Four-year degree programme

For admission into the four-year degree programme, a candidate must possess the West African School Certificate or the Nigerian Examinations Council Certificate or the General Certificate of Education at the Ordinary Level or the Senior Secondary School Certificate with credit passes in at least five subjects [scores 1-6], including History of Government and the English Language.

Direct entry

The qualify for direct entry into the three-year degree programme, a candidate must obtain a good pass at the Diploma, NCE, GCE (Advanced Level) in History or Government and at least one of the following subjects: Economics, English, Literature, Geography, or any other related subjects.

Job opportunities

The programme are designed to equip students for careers in education (teaching and research), administration and external affairs; immigration, customs, police and prison services, information, public relations, personnel management and labour relations, archival and museum services, cultural affairs, library services, politics, advertising, banking and related professions.

Stress Areas


General themes  –  0

Nigeria  –  1

Africa –  2

Europe (including Russia)  –  3

The Americans and the Caribbean  –  4

Near and Far East  –  5

Methodology and Project  –  6


Basic Admission Requirements for admission into Postgraduate Programmes in the department is as follows:

(i) Candidates for the M.A. programme in History or its variants must have five credit passes including English, History or Government at the ‘O’ Level as basic requirement

(ii) Candidates with Bachelors degree in Arts (BA) in History, History and International Studies, History and Strategic Studies. The candidates must be a graduate of approved and recognized university, and must obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division degree.

(iii) Candidate must take and pass a qualifying examination administered by the University.