English Language - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

This entire page attempts to cover the List of Schools that offer English Language under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
- The subject combinations needed to study English Language
- JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
- O'Level Subjects and Requirements
- Direct Entry Requirements
- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study English Language.

You need to read the entire content of this page to get all the knowledge your require for this course.

English Language can be studied under the Arts & Humanities in the following Nigerian Universities;

School Options


BABCOCK offers this course, with options in;
(i) English Studies
(ii) Communication
(iii) Literacy Studies

JABU (with options in Literature)

UNIMAID (with Literature)

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study English Language under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the above Universities include;

Literature in English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) ADELEKE and SAU require Literature in English, Government/History or any other Arts subject.

(ii) AUGUSTINE, FULOKOJA and ABU require Literature in English and any other two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects.

(iii) BU does not accept any Social Science subject.

(iv) CHRISTOPHER requires one Social Science and one Arts subjects.

(v) ABU requires Use of English, one Arts subject and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(vi) FUD accepts any two of the following: Literature in English, Nigerian Language, History, Religious Studies, plus one of the following two subjects: Economics and Government. Similarly, candidates with Use of English and any three of Literature in English, Nigerian Language, Religious Studies and History are also qualified.

(vii) FUDMA requires English Language, Literature in English, two other Arts or Social Sciences subjects

(viii) UNILAG requires English Language, Literature-inEnglish and any two of CRS/IRS, French, History, Government and any Nigerian Language. (ix) NILE accepts any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.

(x) SLU accepts any two (2) Arts subjects and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

(xi) SSU requires Use of English and any other two (2) Arts or Social Science Subjects/

(xii) UNIMAID requires Literature in English and any other two (2) subjects.

(xiii) MTU requires English Language, Literature in English and any other two subjects from the Social Sciences and the Arts. (xiv) ILORIN requires Literature-in-English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject. (Govt.).

(xv) IAUED requires English Language, Literature, Christian Religious Studies and History

(xvi) FUK requires Literature in English one Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science

(xvii)  RSUST English Language, Literature in English, Government/History and Christian Religious Knowledge/Islamic Religious Studies.

(xviii) UNIPORT requires Literature in English and any other two (2) subjects from History/Government, CRK/IRK, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Physics, Igbo/Hausa/Yoruba, Fine Art, Geography, Commerce.

O'Level Requirements


The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study English Language;

You require;

Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include Literature in English, English Language and three other Arts or Social Science subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) ABU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include Literature in English , English Language, and any other Arts or Social Science subjects

(ii) AJAYI requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Literature in English, another Arts subject and any other two (2) subjects.

(iii) ADELEKE and UNIUYO require ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics and other two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects.

(iv) CU also require ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics and two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(v) RSUST requires Five (5) WASC/GCE/SSCE/NECO ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any other two (2) subjects

(vii) BUK requires five (5) ‘O' Level credit passes to include Literature in English, English Language plus three (3) other Arts subjects

(viii) BUK and BENIN require one other Arts subject.

(ix) UNIBEN, BSU and UNIJOS accept TCII merit.

(x) BIU requires the three (3) 'O' Level subjects to come from either Arts or Social Sciences.

(xi) EDWIN CLARK requires, also ‘O’ Level credit pass in Government.

(xii) FUD accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, and any three (3) of the following subjects: Literature in English, Religious Studies, Nigerian Language, Arabic or French, History, Government or Economics or Civic Education at not more than two sittings of anyone of the following combinations: WAEC+WAEC, WAEC+NECO, NABTEB+WAEC and NECO+NECO.

(xiii) RUN accepts ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

(xiv) FUDMA requires Five ‘O’ level Credits to include: Literature in English, English Language, Mathematics and any other two Arts subjects.

(xv) UNILAG require five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include Literature in English, English Language, Mathematics and one other Arts subjects.

(xvi) FUL requires Five (5) Credit passes at SSCE, GCE, NECO and NABTEB O’ Level examination including English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics and two other relevant subjects in not more than two sittings.

(xvii) FUK requires Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Literature in English, and any other two from Arts and Social Science Subjects.

(xviii) UNILORIN accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include Literature-in-English, Mathematics and any two (2) Arts/ Social Science Subjects. (Govt.). It also accepts any Arts or Social Science (Govt.).

(xix) KWASU accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Literature in English plus two (2) Arts subjects and one Social Science/Science subject. (xx) LAGOS requires Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in English and any two of French, History/Government, CRS/IRS and any Nigerian Language.

(xxi)  SSU requires Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects at not more than two sittings.​​​​​​​

(xxii) OAU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include Literature in English and English Language and one other Arts subject plus any other subject.

(xxiii) UNIPORT requires Five (5) SSC credits in English Language, Literature in English and any other three (3) subjects from History/Government, CRK/IRK, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Physics, Igbo/Hausa/Yoruba, Fine Art, Geography, Commerce.

(xxiv) SLU accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, one Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xxv) UMYU requires five (5) ‘O’Level credit passes​​​​​​​ or its equivalent including English Language, Literature in English and any other three (3) subjects from Arts or Social Sciences and a credit pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings.

(xxvi) UNIKINGS and RUN require five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and a pass in Mathematics. (xxvii) AUGUSTINE- ‘O’ Level credit in Mathematics is not compulsory.

(xxviii) EDSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at SSC or its equivalent to include Literature in English, English Language, Mathematics and two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xxix) MTU - It is required that candidates must possess 5 O’ Level Credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and any other arts or social science subjects.

(xxx) FULOKOJA requires five (5) credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in English Language, Literature in English and any other three (3) from Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xxxi) IAUED: Entry requirements are O’ Level credit in English Language, Mathematics, Literature (Compulsory), History, Christian Religious Studies (any other arts subject).

Direct Entry Requirements


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study English Language, if you don't intend to use UTME.

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English and one (1) other Arts subject.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) AAU accepts ND credit in Mass Communication.

(ii) ABU accepts Two ‘A’ level passes including English at IJMB/ NCE, or a minimum of Merit in Diploma. Candidates with Diploma must also possess pass in Literature in English.

(iii) AJAYI accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes or equivalent in Literature in English, one other Arts subject plus three (3) 'O' level credit passes.

(iv) AL-HIKMAH accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes to include Literature in English.

(v) AUE accepts NCE merit or ND credit plus the UTME requirements.

(vi) ADELEKE, COOU, UNIMAID, UDUSOK and UNIJOS accept NCE with English Language major.

(vii) AUI accepts NCE merit or HND credit in addition to UTME requirements.

(viii) UNIBEN accepts NCE credit in English Language as main subject. (ix) BIU accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects or NCE merit in three (3) subjects or ND credit in relevant programmes plus UTME requirements.

(x) CHRISTOPHER accepts HND, ND or NCE with credit passes in relevant programmes/subjects.

(xi)  FULOKOJA requires;
a) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes to include Literature and one other Arts or Social Science subject. (Not less than a ‘B’ or combination of a ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘E’.
b) At least credit pass in three (3) subject areas including Literature in English at NCE Level.
c) For OND, minimum of upper credit in relevant courses from any recognized institution.
d) For HND, minimum of upper credit in relevant courses from any recognized institution.
e) For Bachelor’s Degree, minimum of 3rd class in relevant courses from any recognized institution.

(xii) SSU accepts Merit in Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in English or a minimum of Lower Credit at Diploma in Mass Communication. 

(xiii) FUD accepts:
(i) NCE with English as main subject with a minimum of merit score in each of the three main subjects.
(ii) IJMB with a minimum of nine points in Literature in English, one Arts related subject, and a Social Science related subject.
(iii) Diploma (not University Diploma) with English as one of the main subjects at a minimum of credit level.

(xiv) FUDMA accepts Two ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English and one other Arts subject. OND/NCE with good grades in any relevant area.

(xv) GOMSU, AJAYI and NAUB, accept NCE merit in Literature in English.

(xvi) FUL accepts In addition to the UTME requirements, DE Candidates must have any of the following: 2 GCE (Advance Level) credit passes one of which must be Literature in English.NCE: Merit pass in English and any other relevant subjects.ND: Lower credit pass in English and any relevant subjects/HND. IJMB: Minimum of 9 points in three subjects, one of which must be English and any relevant subjects.

(xvii) UNILORIN accepts;
a) At least two (2) ‘A’ Level passes to include Literature-in-English and one other Arts or Social Science Subject (Government)
b) NCE with English Major.

(xviii) KWASU accepts NCE with English major.

(xix) UNILAG requires Very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Literature-in-English and any two of Igbo/Yoruba, CRS, IRS, History, Government, Music, Fine Arts and French.

(xx) MCU accepts JUPEB/IJMB, ‘A’ level passes or equivalent in related subjects.

(xxi) NSUK accepts NCE merit in English Language.

(xxii) RSUST accepts Admission into Year Ill. Degree relevant to the Programme. HND (Upper Credit) relevant to the Programme from a recognized Institution. Admission to Year II.OND/ND (Upper Credit) relevant to the discipline. ND (Lower Credit) relevant to the Programme. In addition, all such candidates above must also satisfy the U.M.E. entry requirements

(xxiii) FUK accepts Two ‘A’ Level credit passes including Literature in English and one other Arts subject.

(xxiv) PLASU accepts: 
a) Degree in any programme provided the candidate meets the UTME requirements.
b) HND lower credits in relevant programme with the UTME requirements.
c) ND lower credit in relevant programme, with the UTME requirements.
d) IJMB- seven (7) points in relevant subjects with the UTME requirements.

(xxv) TASU accepts NCE in English Major.

(xxvi) UMYU accepts candidates with a minimum of 9 points in IJMB/HSC/GCE ‘A’ Level/NCE in English or English Literature and any other relevant subject. Candidates with a minimum of lower credit pass in Diploma in English or English Literature from recognized institutions may also be admitted.

(xxvii) UNIOSUN accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes to include Literature in English and other Arts subjects or NCE in English/and any other Arts subjects.

(xxviii) UNIUYO requires minimum of nine (9) points with two (2) or three (3) GCE ‘A’ Level subjects or equivalent. NCE pass in relevant subjects/ GCE ‘A’ Level in English Language and Literature in English.

(xxix) EDSU requires:
a) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes to include Literature in English and one other Arts subject.
b) NCE with passes at merit level in relevant subjects.
c) ND/HND at credit level in related programme.
d) Very good passes in JUPEB/IJMB subjects: Literature in English and any two (2) of Religious Studies, History, Government, Music, Fine Arts and French.​​​​​​​ 

(xxx) MTU In addition to “O” level subjects, ONLY candidates who possess JUPEBIJMB result or Diploma in English language-related courses result are considered for admission. Such Diploma MUST be with minimum of Lower Credit. A candidate who has successfully gone through the JUPEB Foundation programme in relevant Arts and Social Science subjects is also qualified to be considered for admission.

(xxxi) IAUED accepts GCE A Level or its equivalent. Merit in English (NCE) and UTME Requirements. Merit at the National Diploma(ND). The above including the following O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics, Literature (Compulsory), History, Christian Religious Studies (any other arts subject).

(xxxii) UNIPORT accepts Two (2) Advanced level Passes in GCE or HSC or JUPEB or IJMB in the Arts subjects including Literature in English, in addition to UTME entry requirements. NCE in two (2) Arts subjects including English Language, with an overall merit level Pass from a recognized College of Education, in addition to UTME entry requirements.