WAEC, JAMB Subject for Languages and Linguistics

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Languages and 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 Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics?
The subjects needed to study Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics must include:

  1. EngLalish nguage
  2. Any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences
  3. A trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Languages and 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 (subject to write in jamb) for Languages and Linguistics are

  1. One Arts and two other subjects

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Languages and Linguistics?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts Social Science and Science subjects

 

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 Languages and Linguistics, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics are

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  3. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) offers the course as: i) Linguistics and Communication Studies ii) Linguistics and Nigerian Languages with options in: Izon, Igbo, Ikwerre, Kalabari and Khana.
  4. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Languages and Linguistics? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Languages and 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. Career opportunities will be added soon.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics?
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Five SSCE credit to include Lit. in English. one Arts and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

(ii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts TC II merit level pass in lieu of ‘O’ level credit in English Language.

(iii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires five ‘O’ level credit in Arts, Social Sciences and one Nigerian Language.

(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – Knowledge of French, German or Spanish would be as advantage.

(v) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts two ‘A’ level passes at C grade, NCE at merit level, Diploma in Igbo, OND in linguistics and language studies, Igbo, in at least merit level passes. In all cases credit level pass in English Language is compulsory.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Languages and Linguistics?
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Literature in English and any other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – Other subjects are the same as in English Language.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires at least Igbo or any other Nigerian Language.

(iv) University of Ibadan (UI) requires at least two Arts and any other two subjects. A credit in African Language will be an advantage.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Languages and Linguistics?
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Literature in English and any two Arts and Social Science subjects

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