BSc International Relations

BSc International Relations

ABOUT bsc international relations program
"Navigate global complexities; learn to shape tomorrow's international affairs."
The BSc International Relations program at Franco-British International University (FBIU) is a comprehensive and in-depth study that dives into the intricate world of politics, economics, and law on a global scale. Through this program, students gain an understanding of international affairs, diplomatic strategies, global conflict and negotiation, and the role of various international organizations. Our curriculum, taught by renowned scholars, provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, preparing them for a variety of careers in diplomacy, policy-making, international development, or for further academic pursuits in the field. We empower our students to become global citizens who can effectively contribute to international understanding and peace.

Course Structure

Program run for four (4) academic years for UTME candidates and three (3) years for Direct Entry candidates.

4 Years Program

Intakes: From June
Year 1 - 100 Level

Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to African Politics
Introduction to Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
Introduction to Computer & Application
English& Communications
Introduction to French Language I

Evolution of Contemporary International System
History of Europe from 1300-1914
Concepts in International Relations
History & Philosophy of Science
Use of Library, Study Skills & ICT
Introduction to French Language II

Year 2 - 200 Level

Structure of International System
Nigerian Government and Politics
Introduction to Political Ideas

Philosophy, Logic & Human Existence
French Language I

International Law & Diplomacy
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Nigerian Foreign Policy
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 3 - 300 Level

Theories of International Relations
Global South in International Relations
International Organizations and Regional Integration
Ethnicity and Conflict in Africa
Diplomatic Field Trip
Gender in International Relations (Elective)
Environmental Politics (Elective)
Peace and Conflict Resolution
French Language II
International Economic Relations
Research Method
Foreign Policy Analysis
Contemporary Strategic Studies
ECOWAS and Regional Integration (Elective)
Asia in World Politics (Elective)
Venture Creation

Year 4 - 400 Level

American Foreign Policy since 1945
The Media and Global Politics
Security Studies
Comparative Politics
Political Thought
Russian Foreign Policy since 1917 (Elective)
Energy Politics (Elective)
French language III
Research Project
Negotiation in International Affairs
The African Union in International Relations
The Middle East in Global Politics
China in World Politics (Elective)
Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (Elective)

Entry Requirements

Entry into 100 Level
Candidate must
- pass Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with minimum required points in Government/History, any other two Social Science or Arts subjects and Use of English.
- pass FBIU Screening/Post UTME.
- have Credit level in 5 subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics), the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or together with an appropriate pass in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examination, at not more than two (2) sittings.
200 Level Direct Entry

Candidates with pass in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) at advanced level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology) and also with a minimum of 5 credits in the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ level: in addition to satisfying the minimum entry requirements through JAMB, or graduates with at least a second class honours degree (22) in related disciplines, but must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at ‘O’ level. Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certificate who must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at O’ level are eligible. Holders of Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate with biology, chemistry physics subjects combination with at least 12 points, and also have minimum of 5 credits in the subjects listed above.

Transfer to the program (Intra/Inter University)

This is applicable for candidates that satisfy entry level and direct entry level above and other regulations of the University as reviewed from time to time.