Last updated on July 9th, 2018 at 02:19 am
O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Linguistics; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities
- JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Arts.
- Probable Degree type–B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
The admission requirement to study Linguistics in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.
What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Linguistics?
The subjects needed to study Linguistics in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Linguistics must include:
- English Language
- A trade subject
Almost everything people do involves language at some point, whether it be buying a garri, chairing a board meeting or making a friend. It is essential to human society and endeavours. People often think that Linguistics involves learning languages. In fact, it is about understanding the workings of language. Why is it that we have different languages? Why do they change over time? What is the best way to learn or teach a language? How does the language of literature differ from other kinds of language? A Linguistics degree connects the study of language to real-world problems and their solutions. It can, therefore, prepare you for a variety of careers.
The goal of linguistics as a course is the enrichment of knowledge about the nature, grammar, and history of human language. Linguistics is a theoretical and applied discipline, akin to philosophy, anthropology, and cognitive psychology. The core areas of linguistic theory are phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. A grammar is a system of rules that characterize the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of a natural language. The properties of grammars are the central focus of linguistic theory. Because language is central to all humanistic disciplines, as well as to several social science areas, it is studied from many points of view. Linguistics itself cannot be said to recognize a single optimal approach to the subject; hence the courses provide a variety of approaches that reflect the diversity of the field
What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Linguistics?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination for Linguistics is
- Any Language and two other subjects
What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Linguistics?
Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE to include any Language, preferably an African Language
Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.
So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Linguistics, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Linguistics?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider
- The Fees
- The Distance
- The Environment
- The Degree Certificate
- Vulnerability to Strike
- Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
- Academic Calendar
See useful guides on how to choose a course and university
List of Nigeria Universities offering Linguistics are
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
- University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
- Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
- Fountain University, Oshogbo
- The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) with options in: (i) Kanuri (ii) French (iii) Fulfulde (iv) English (v) Arabic (Fulfulde, English and Arabic)
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
- Ekiti State University
- University of Uyo
- University of Ibadan (UI) (with Yoruba)
- Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) (with Igbo)
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
- Igbinedion University Okada
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
- University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
Where can I work with a Degree in Linguistics?
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Linguistics. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Graduates of Linguistics have gone on to a wide variety of successful careers, from relatively vocational subjects such as speech therapy or English language teaching to generic jobs such as management or public relations.
The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Linguistics have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check
, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.