BSc Political Science and Defense Studies - Nigerian Defence Academy | Educartis

4 years
On Campus


Course Overview

The bachelor’s programme in Political Science and Defensive Studies is specially designed for military cadets and undergraduates of the Nigeria Defence Academy. It educates undergraduates on modern political thought, and other key topics such as democracy, citizenship, justice, authority, and social identity. It adapts global political ideologies to domestic politics, and Nigeria’s democratic evolution.  It’s an integrated course which draws upon defence management, economics, history, human resources management, international relations, peace studies, sociology, anthropology, strategic and security studies, warfare studies, and other academic disciplines
Taking the Political Science and Defense Studies programme will equip you with a combination of social administrative and management expertise, with advanced knowledge of conducting major military operations and strategy including war fighting, peace support operations, and domestic operations for national security. You will have the functional skills for community defence, and public administration and  management  as applicable in any social setting. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The bachelor’s programme will equip you with following capacities:
  • An ability to formulate and contrast logical arguments about political phenomena and an ability to evaluate these through empirical and theoretical methods;
  • An understanding of how political institutions emerge, operate, interact with the external environment, and how they shape individual and collective behaviours;
  • Familiarity with different approaches to the study of politics and ability to apply these to contemporary political problems;
  • Critically assess the actions of actors in the political system and define their motives.
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Certification obtained

At the completion of the course, you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Defense Studies.

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Chief Security Officer
  • Development Officer
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Relations Specialist


When do I start?

Next available course

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Admission Criteria

Direct Entry 
  • Advanced level credit in Economics, Government, and Accounting are qualified to be admitted by direct entry mode. 
  • Ordinary National Diploma (OND), National Certificate in Education or Higher National Diploma (HND) obtained from accredited Polytechnics, Colleges of Education or Institutes with upper credit level 

  • Five SSCE passes at credit level to include English Language, Government or History plus two social science subject and any other subject. Candidate must have at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • UTME subjects must include History/Government, one social science subject and one any Arts or Social Science subject. 

How do I apply?

Step 1: Log on to the Academy's admission portal to begin the application process.
Step 2: Proceed to pay the N3, 000 application fee.
Step 3: Upon successful payment, return to the portal to confirm payment, and complete your application.

Payment options

  • Online Payment

Detailed course information

 The course curriculum includes: 

  • Nigeria Constitutional Development
  • Nigeria Legal System
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to History
  • Elements of Management
  • Introduction to Public Administration 
  • Nigerian Government and Politics
  • Nigerian Social Structure
  • Africa and European Imperialism 
  • Analysis of Contemporary Conflict
  • Command and Management
  • War and Society
  • Strategy Art

Course Provider

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Phone & Location
  • +2348032292459
  • Kaduna, Kaduna State.