Linguistics - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

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

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

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

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

School Options


UNIMAID : offers the course with options in:
1. Kanuri
2. French
3. Fulfulde
4. English
5. Arabic (Fulfulde, English and Arabic)

UI: offers the course with Yoruba

IMSU : offers the course with Igbo

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 Linguistics under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the above Universities include;

Any Language and two (2) other subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) AAUA accepts any Language and two other subjects. Three (3) Arts subjects including Government.

(ii) ABSU accepts one (1) Arts and two (2) other subjects.

(iii) BSU and KWASU require Literature-in English plus any other two (2) subjects

(iv) UNI-IBADAN requires any Language preferably an African Language, Literature in English andone (1) other Arts subject or Social Science subject

(v) UNIOSUN accepts any three (3) Arts subjects.

(vi) UNIZIK and UNILORIN require one (1)Arts subject and any two (2) subjects from Arts/Social Sciences. 

(vii) UNIUYO requires Literature in English and any other two (2)Arts or Social Science subjects.

O'Level Requirements


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

You require;

Five (5) SSCE credit passes including English Language.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) AAUA requires 'O' level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics one (1) Language, plus any other two (2) Arts/Social Sciences

(ii) BSU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences including Literature in English.

(iii) DELSU requires 'O' level credit pass in Literature in English.

(iv) EBSU requires 'O' level credit pass in Mathematics and 'O' levelcredit pass in Nigerian Language will be an advantage.

(v) UNI-IBADAN and UNILORIN require ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences. UNILORIN requires at least one Nigerian Language or Literature in English and one other Arts subject. UNILORIN accepts Science subject.

(vi) UNI-IBADAN requires five (5) or six (6) 'O' level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include English Language, Arts and any other two (2) subjects. Credit passes in African language and Mathematics will be an advantage.

(vii) UNILORIN requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences, at least one (1) Nigerian Language or Literature in English and one (1) other Arts subject.

(viii) KWASU requires 'O' level credit passes in Literature in English,any other three (3) Arts/Social Science/Science subjectsplus ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

(ix) UNIOSUN and UNIUYO require 'O' level credit pass in Literature in English.

(x) UNN - as in Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian Languages.

Direct Entry Requirements


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

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ level passes or NCE to include any Language, preferably an African Language.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) AAUA accepts NCE credit/Merit in Yoruba, Mass Communication and Journalism.

(ii) BSU accepts two (2) NCE/ ‘A’ level passes to include English Language, French or any African Language and one (1) other Arts subjects.

(iii) EKSU requires two (2) 'A' level passes or NCE credit in Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences to include any language preferably a Nigerian Language.

(iv) UI accepts
a) two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include any Language preferably an African Language and another Arts or Social Science subject.
b) NCE to include any Language preferably an African language and another Arts or Social Science subject at credit or merit level. NOTE A certified knowledge of another language other than English Language will be an added advantage. It is also an advantage if the UTME or Direct Entry subjects include Literature in English.

(v) UNILORIN accepts ND in Linguistics;requires ‘A’ level passes or NCE with a major in Language and any two (2) Arts/Social Sciences/ Sciences subjects.

(vi) UNILORIN and UI require 'A' level or NCE merit in the Arts, Social Sciences or Science subjects provided one (1) of the subjects is in the Social Sciences.

(vii) UNIJOS - No Direct Entry.

 
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