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Philosophy - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

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

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

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

NOTE: This course (Philosophy) is also available for study in other faculties. If you were not looking to study Philosophy under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, please click the appropriate faculty below to see their proper requirements;

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

TAKE NOTE: There are other schools, where Philosophy can also be studied. Please note however that it would NOT be under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Please click the appropriate faculty below to see their own requirements;

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

Any three (3) subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS 

(i) AAU and OAU require at least one Arts subject.

(ii) AAUA requires one Arts subject and any other two (2) subjects.

(iii) AUI requires any three (3) Arts subjects.

(iv) BU and SAU require Government or History plus any other Arts subjects.

(v) EBSU requires Mathematics.

(vi) FUL Literature in English, CRS/IRS and any other relevant subject.

(vii) UI requires one Arts subject and any two (2) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences 

(viii) UNILAG requires English Language, one Arts and any two Arts, Social Sciences or Science.

(ix) DELSU requires any three (3) subjects from Arts, Social Science and Science.

(x) FUWUKARI requires History/Government and Any two subjects from Arts, Social Science or Sciences.

(xi) UNIPORT requires Any three (3) subjects from Literature in English, History/Government, CRK/IRK, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Physics, Igbo/Hausa/Yoruba, Fine Art, Geography, Commerce.

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

O'Level Requirements


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

You require;

Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include English language and four (4) other relevant subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) AAUA requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, one Arts subject and two (2) other relevant subjects.

(ii) UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes or five (5) Merit passes in TC II at not more than two (2) sittings. Subjects should include English Language and any two (2) other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences. At least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics is required.

(iii) BU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language and any two (2) other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences. 'O' Level pass in Mathematics or Physics is required.

(iv) BSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Social Sciences including English Language.

(v) EBSU requires:
a) For Philosophy, five (5) `O` Level credit passes to include English Language Mathematics, at a maximum of two (2) sittings. A pass in two (2) principal subjects at the NCE is acceptable.
b) For Religion, five `O` Level credit passes at a maximum of two (2) sittings and which must include English Language, Mathematics, Religious Studies and passes in two (2) principal subjects at the NCE.

(vi) FUL requires 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any other relevant subjects.

(vii) UI and UNILAG requires five (5) 'O' Level. credit passes to include English Language and one Arts subject.

(viii) UNILAG requires Five O/level credit in English Language, Mathematics, one Arts and any two Arts, Social Sciences and Science. Civic Education is also accepted.

(ix) NDU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and any other four (4) subjects- two (2) of Arts and two (2) Social Sciences.

(x) OAU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, one Arts subject and 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

(xi) OOU, UI, AAU, OAU, KSU, and IMSU require at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

(xii) UNIPORT requires Five (5) SSC credits in English Language and any other four (4) subjects from Literature in English, History/Government, CRK/IRK, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Physics, Igbo/Hausa/Yoruba, Fine Art, Geography, Commerce.

(xiii) UHIELE requires five (5) 'O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, and any two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects. At least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics. Candidates MUST be sponsored by a Catholic Diocese.

(xiv) UNIUYO requires 'O' Level credit pass in one Science subject and at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

(xv) FUWUKARI accepts Five (5) credits at not more than two sittings obtained from Senior School Certificate(SSCE), National Examination Council(NECO), National Business and Technical Examination Board(NABTEB) or its equivalent including: English Language, Government/History, Any other three subjects in either Arts or Social/Management Sciences.

(xvi) FUL requires Five (5) Credit passes at SSCE, GCE, NECO and NABTEB O’ Level examination which must include English Language, Mathematics and three other related subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and Science in not more than two sittings.

(xvii) RSUST requires Five (5) WASC/GCE/SSCE/NECO ‘O’level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three (3) other Social Science subjects.

(xviii) DELSU requires
a) five (5) 'O’ Level SSC or its equivalent credit passes, which may include Mathematics, English Language, and four other subject in Arts and Social Science and Science.
b) five (5) merit passes in TC II including English Language and four other subjects in Arts, Social Sciences and Science.

Direct Entry Requirements


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

You require;

Any two (2) ‘A’ level passes.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) AAU accepts three (3) A' Level passes with two (2) ‘O' Level credit passes or two (2) 'A' Level passes with three (3) 'O' Level credit passes.

(ii) AAUA requires two (2) 'A' Level subjects or ND in Law, Religious Studies or Philosophy from approved Institutions or NCE merit.

(iii) AUI accepts NCE merit/ND credit in relevant subjects/programme in addition to five (5) 'O' Level credit passes or equivalent.

(iv) UNIBEN accepts:
a) An overall NCE credit in the Liberal Arts.
b) First degree in any programme.
c) ND or HND upper credit in Mass Communication.

(v) BU accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Philosophy and any other subject.

(vi) BSU accepts NCE/'A' level passes including CRS, African Religion or its equivalent.

(vii) UNICAL accepts any two (2) 'A' Level passes in relevant subjects.

(viii) UI requires two (2) 'A' Level passes in on Arts subject and any other Arts/Social Sciences /Sciences subject.

(ix) IMSU and EKSU -No Direct Entry.

(x) UNILAG requires very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/'A' Level subjects:
a) Any three (3) of Literature in English, Igbo/Yoruba, CRS/IRS, French, History, Economics, Government, Chemistry, Physics, Biology but at least one Arts subject.
b) Related programmes with a minimum of 55% average score.
c) NCE credit in two (2) teaching subjects one of which must be Arts subject.
d) Candidates must also satisfy the UTME requirements.

(xi) NDU accepts:
a) A minimum of two (2) 'A' Level relevant subjects and three (3) 'O' Level subjects including 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.
b) NCE merit in any Arts or Science subjects, especially Mathematics.

(xii) OAU requires one of the two (2) ‘A’ Levels to be an Arts subject.

(xiii) OOU and EBSU require 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

(xiv) SAU accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects to include Government and any other two (2) Arts subjects or at NCE in Government or History.

(xv) UNIUYO requires passes two (2) 'A' Level subjects or ND or NCE in cognate programme/subject, at credit/merit level.

(xvi) FUWUKARI accepts Two, A’ level passes obtained at GCE/IJMB/Advanced NABTEB or a Merit pass at NCE or at least a Credit at ND/HND in any of the Arts or Social Science, Management Science subjects and at least ND/HND in relevant field. In addition candidates must satisfy the O’ level requirements for admission in any of the Arts and Social science subject.

(xvii) UNILAG accepts Very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Any three of Literaturein-English, Igbo/Yoruba, CRS/IRS, French, History, Economics, Government, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography but at least one Arts subject.

(xviii) UNIPORT accepts At least two (2) A/level passes in GCE or HSC or JUPEB or IJMB in any Arts subject in addition to UTME entry requirements in any two Arts subjects with an overall merit level pass from a recognized College of Education in addition to UTME entry requirements. ND/HND in Philosophy from any recognized institution in addition to UTME entry requirements

(xix) FUL  accepts In addition to the UTME requirements, DE Candidates must have any of the following: 2 GCE (Advanced Level) lower credit passes or its equivalent. Merit passes at the NCE level. Lower credit pass in Diploma and IJMB: Minimum of 9 points.

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

(xxi) DELSU requires
a) two (2) A/L passes or merit passes in any Arts or Social Sciences.
b) merit passes in DELSU Diploma in Law.

 
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