School of Management and Social Sciences

BSc. Public Policy and Administration

The degree provides accessible and high-quality education to equip our students with a versatile skill set and help them succeed in public service and policy-making roles, contributing to shaping policies and improving society.

Tuition Per Level



Introduction to BSc. Public Policy and Administration

Start your bachelor’s degree in BSc. Public Policy and Administration

This programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the complex world of public policy, governance, and administration. You will learn from experienced professionals and academics who are leaders in their fields, and engage with real-world scenarios that prepare you for a career in public service.

In today’s complex and rapidly changing world, the demand for Public Policy and Administration graduates is higher than ever. Government agencies at all levels are seeking skilled professionals to navigate policy creation and implementation. Non-profit organisations need leaders to manage programmes addressing pressing societal issues. Public policy and administration graduates can pursue various rewarding career paths, including policy analysis, programme management, government administration, consultancy, research, advocacy, and nonprofit leadership.

If you are interested in a career in Public Policy and Administration, our Bachelor of Science in Public Administration programme is the perfect choice for you.

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Why you should apply;

Applications for January 2024 admission is ongoing

Apply before 22nd December 2023, to secure your place.

Programme Summary

Study Level

BSc. Public Policy and Administration

Study Duration

8 Semesters

Mode of study

Blended learning





Course Outline

Our Public Policy and Administration curriculum is carefully crafted to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the field. The programme covers diverse topics, providing a comprehensive understanding of public policy analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation.

The faculty is available to students through forums, email, and phone calls. Students also have access to a variety of resources, including a state-of-the-art e-library, virtual computer labs, a career centre, and a variety of student organisations.

100 Level Units
1st Semester
Principles of Economics I 2
Introduction to Computing 2
Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT 2
Communication in English I 2
Introduction to Political Science 2
Introduction to Sociology 2
Basic Mathematics 2
Elements of Public Administration 2
Elements of Government 3
2nd Semester
Introduction to Accounting 1 3
Introduction to Business I 3
Nigerian People’s and Culture 2
Communication in English II 2
Principles of Economics II 2
Introduction to Public Administration 2
Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Computing 2
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
Contemporary Health Issues 2
Environment and Sustainability 2
200 Level Units
1st Semester
Nigerian Legal System I 2
Introduction Policy and Decision Making 3
Public Enterprises and Reforms 3
Nigerian Public Service 4
Foreign Policy 4
Traditional Administrative System in Nigeria 2
Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
Leadership Skills 2
Introduction to Macroeconomics 2
2nd Semester
Personnel Administration 2
Philosophy and Methods of Political Science 2
Principles of Management 2
Public Policy Analysis and Decision Making 2
Local Government in Nigeria 2
Theory and Practice of Budgeting 2
Introduction to Planning 2
300 Level Units
1st Semester
Entrepreneurship 2
Organisation and Administrative Theory I 2
Nigerian Financial System and Evolution 3
Social and Welfare Policy in Nigeria 3
War Studies: Medieval and Modern Era 3
Intergovernmental Relations 2
Issues in Policy Analysis 3
2nd Semester
Research Methods in Social Sciences 3
Public Policy and Decision Making System 3
Industrial and Labour Policy in Nigeria 3
Development Administration 3
Nigerian Agricultural Development Policy and Strategy 3
Manpower Development and Utilisation in Nigeria 3
Analysis II: Maritime Development, Environment and Defence Policy 3
Political Economy 2
Gender Mainstreaming in Development 2
400 Level Units
1st Semester
Project Planning and Management 3
Ethics in Government 3
Public Finance in Nigeria 3
Research Project 6
Social and Welfare Administration in Nigeria 2
Rural and Community Development 2
Contemporary Strategic Thought 3
Rural Development Policies 3
Democratic Studies 3
2nd Semester
Workshop in Public Administration 3
Civil Society Organisations 2
Conflict Management 2
Administration and ICT 3

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for BSc. in Public Policy and Administration

The entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration at Miva Open University are stated below:

A copy of your A’ Level or O’Level result
The result must include a minimum of five credits in the following subjects in not more than two sittings:
Note that JAMB results are NOT REQUIRED

Please note that submission of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) results is not mandatory at this stage. However, upon admission to the university, the provided results will be thoroughly verified for authenticity and compliance with the stated criteria, including JAMB Regularisation.


Potential roles for BSc. Public Policy and Administration degree holders​

Career Options

A BSc in Public Policy and Administration can lead to a variety of fulfilling careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. If you obtain a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration, here are some possible career paths for you:


Payment Plans

Miva Open University offers a flexible payment plan for its degree programmes. You may choose to pay the year’s fee up front or in two instalments.

Up to 18% discount

Pay Upfront

Pay the year’s fee upfront. No hidden charges. No additional costs.



per level

Pay in Instalments​

Pay in two instalments. An initial deposit of ₦150,000 and a second payment of ₦50,000. No hidden charges. No additional costs.



first instalment