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The B.A (Hons) History and International relations programme reflects the belief that a proper understanding of history, apart from being indispensable to an educated individual, should embrace some perspectives from related disciplines in the humanities hence its combination with the field of International Relations. The programme also embraces other aspects of humanities, Social Sciences and the natural sciences. In tune with the philosophy of VUNA which is a faith-based institution, the department, in addition to emphasising the history and teachings of the church emphasises and adopt the multidisciplinary approach to the study of development of human society over time.

To achieve this therefore, students are exposed to the major areas of human development and international relations as well as social teachings and history of the church in their first and second year of the programme. In their third and fourth year, students are carefully exposed to much more specialised areas of history and international relations to guide them in making their choices of specialisation. In their final (fourth) year, students are encouraged to undertake small scale research in form of a long essay (project work). In addition, a number of specialised courses are offered in order allow them have a feel of contemporary issues in international arena and historical issues.

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B.A. History and International Relations

The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts, History and International Relations programme are:
  • To give the students a thorough understanding of the history of Nigeria, Africa and contemporary issues in international relations
  • Help students acquire the skills to critically and rigorously analyse local and global historical movements that have shaped and continue to shape the lives of ordinary people in Nigeria Africa and the world over.
  • Help students develop the analytical faculty to and balanced judgement in readiness for research, administrative and managerial responsibilities
  • Help Students develop the awareness on how the realities of our contemporary world necessitate comparative study of other major areas of Europe and Asia and the new insights into the main political, social and economic forces that have shaped specific historical events and also how these historical events and other factors have enhanced or impeded world historical development.

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The Department of History and International Relations is one of the two foundation Departments of the College of Arts and Theological Studies of Veritas University, Abuja, (The Catholic University of Nigeria) which has recently been created from the defunct College of Management, Social Sciences Arts and Theological Studies (MSAT) by Professor Michael Kwanashie, the current Vice chancellor. The Department offers combined undergraduate degree programme, B.A. History and International Relations.

Admission Requirement


Candidates seeking admission through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level of any of the four-year programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees of the Department should possess a minimum of:

  • Five credit passes at the GCE/WAEC/NECO examinations, which must include English Language, Geography, History or Government, and any other two subjects.
  • Grade 11 Teachers Certificate (TC11) with credit or merit passes in at least five subjects including; History or Government.
  • National Teaching Certificate (NTC), National Business Certificate (NBC) with credit passes in five subjects relevant to the course and obtained at not more than two sittings. For NTC/NBC, a credit in any General Education subjects, trade related subjects and trade component subjects is equivalent to a credit in a subject.

In every case, the University requires that the candidate make an acceptable pass on the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In addition, the University further screens all candidates for admission into its degree programmes.

Direct Entry

Candidates seeking Direct Entry admission to the 200-level should possess, in addition to the minimum of five credit passes at the GCE/SSC/NECO examinations, any of the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Level GCE in History or Government.
  • Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in relevant subjects excluding Education
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Examination in relevant subjects.
  • National Diploma (ND) Upper Credit or equivalent in the subject applied for or related field.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Lower Credit in related field.
  • First degree in a related area from a recognized university.

Furthermore, the University reserves the right to screen Direct Entry candidates before admission

Inter-University Transfer

Candidates wishing to transfer from another university into any of the academic programmes of the Department must obtain and fill the Inter-University Transfer form from the University’s Admissions Office. An application for admission to the University through inter-university transfer will be considered only if the Department is satisfied that the candidate has met the minimum academic requirements for admission to the programme he or she has chosen. All inter-university transfer candidates will normally be admitted into 200 (or lower) level of the receiving programme.

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Why Study Here?

With over 30 undergraduate programmes and 21 Postgraduate programmes to choose from, Veritas University offers you a unique opportunity to be the very best that you can be.

Located in a serene environment enveloped by nature and boasting state of the art facilities for study and recreation, you are assured that your experience here at Veritas University will be a pleasant one.