WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Linguistics

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 

 

Note
  • 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:

  1. English Language
  2. 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

  1. 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

  1. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  2. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  3. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  4. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  5. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  6. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  7. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  8. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  9. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) with options in: (i) Kanuri (ii) French (iii) Fulfulde (iv) English (v) Arabic (Fulfulde, English and Arabic)
  10. Benue State University, Makurdi
  11. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  12.  Ekiti State University
  13. University of Uyo
  14. University of Ibadan (UI) (with Yoruba)
  15. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) (with Igbo)
  16. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  17. Igbinedion University Okada
  18. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  19. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  20. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  21. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  22. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  23. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  24. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
  25. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  26. 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.

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Linguistics?
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts ND/NCE in Linguistics, Foreign Language or any Nigerian language.

(ii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – as in Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian languages.

(iii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) – No Direct Entry.

(iv) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts (a) at least TWO ‘A’ level passes to include any language (preferably an African Language) and another Arts or Social Sciences subject. (b) NCE to include any language (preferably an African language) and another Arts or Social Science subjects at Credit or better still Merit level. University of Ibadan (UI) NOTE: A certified knowledge of another language other English will be an added advantage. For a degree in Linguistics, it is an advantage if the UTME or Direct Entry subjects include Literature in English.

(v) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires very good passes in three JUPEB/ALEVEL subjects: Yoruba/Igbo and any two (2) of History, IRS/CRS, French, Government, Music, Visual Arts and Lit- in English. (b) NCE Merit in two (2) subjects to include a Nigerian Language (c) Candidates must also satisfy the ‘O’ Level requirement.

(vi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and University of Ibadan (UI) require ‘A’ level or NCE subjects in Arts, Social Science or Science provided not more than one of the subjects is in Social Science.

(vii) Ekiti State University: (a) requires two ‘A’ level passes or NCE at credit level in Arts, Social Science or Science to include any language preferably a Nigerian Language.

(viii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts NCE (Lower credit/Merit) in Yoruba, Mass Communication and Journalism.

(ix) University of Uyo accept NCE merit in any Nigerian Language.

(x) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – No Direct Entry Admissions.

(xii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts two NCE/Advance level passes to include English Language, French or any African Language and one other Arts subjects.

(xiii) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts two ‘A’ level passes in Lit-in-English and any other Arts subjects

(xvi) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires ‘A’ level passes in English and English Literature. Accepts ND in Mass Communication and Approved equivalents in communication discipline with at least lower credit.

(xvii) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) accepts NCE or A’ levels in any Arts subjects.

(xviii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Diploma in Linguistics. Requires A’ level or NCE with a major in Language and any two Arts/Social Science/ Science subject.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Linguistics?
(i) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) require SSCE credit passes in Lit. in English, one Arts subject and at least a pass in Mathematics

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires at least one Nigerian Language) or Lit. in English and one other Art subject. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Science subject.

(iii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) and University of Uyo require credit pass in Literature in English.

(iv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five ‘O’ level credits to include English Language, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects from Arts, Science or Social Sciences. Social Studies and Civic Education are also accepted.

(v) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Arts and any other two subjects. Credit passes in African language and Mathematics will be an advantage.

(vi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – requires credit pass in Mathematics and a pass in Nigerian Language will be an advantage.

(vii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires O credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences. Also requires at least one Nigerian Language or Literature in English and one other Arts subjects.

(viii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires credit pass in Literature in English.

(ix) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language and Literature in English.

(x) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – as in Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian languages.

(xi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires credit passes in English, Literature, Mathematics (Pass), plus any other three Arts/Social Science/Science subjects

(xii) Benue State University, Makurdi requires five SSCE credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences including Literature in English Language.

(xiii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires credit passes in English, Mathematics one Language, plus any other two Arts/Social Science

What is UTME Jamb Special Consideration (waiver) to study Linguistics?
(i) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) accept two Arts subjects and any other subject.

(ii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require one Arts subject and any two subjects from Arts//Social Sciences.

(iii) Abia State University, Uturu accepts one Arts and two other subjects.

(iv) University of Uyo requires Literature in English and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects.

(v) University of Ibadan (UI) requires any language (preferably an African Language) and/or English Literature and/or at least one other Arts subject or Social Science subject

(vii) Benue State University, Makurdi, Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) and Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji require Literature in English plus any other two subjects

(viii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts any three Arts subjects.

(ix) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

(x) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts any three (3) subjects from Arts, Science or Social Science.

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