WAEC, JAMB Subject for Mass Communication – Under Art

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Mass Communication – Under Art; 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 Mass Communication – Under Art 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 Mass Communication?
The subjects needed to study Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication must include:

  1. French
  2. English Language
  3. Any three other subjects.
  4. A trade subject

Mass Communications course description; A Degree in Mass Communications is an interdisciplinary course of study and opens up doors to a spectrum of careers, from advertising and broadcasting to public relations and publishing. Students majoring in mass communication are usually interested in careers in journalism, broadcasting, digital communication, or media management and sales. The unique converged curriculum consists of a range of core classes focused on cross-media journalistic and technology skills, research and communication skills, and knowledge of concepts, ethics, laws and history of mass communication.

Mass Communication is the art or the technique of gathering, processing and disseminating of news and information for the good of the society. It seeks to have a general understanding of the society and therefore endeavours to monitor and report the activities of government institutions, social and political development.

The major aims and objectives of Mass Communication include the following:

  • To instil in the Mass Communication students the ability to respect deadline and work under constant pressure.
  • To train and encourage the Nigerian Mass communicators to be effective communicators by being able to think quickly, research creatively and write or broadcast concisely to the mass audience.
  • To train graduates that would act as the trustees of public trust and that would be socially responsible to the communities they serve by being accurate, fair, balanced and objective in their reportage of societal issues.
  • To produce mass communicators who will continue to protect the basic principles of the peoples’ right to know as the fourth branch of government or the fourth (4th) Estate of the Realm.
  • It is expected that at the end of the degree programme in Mass Communication, the Mass Communication graduate should be able to differentiate ‘soft news’ from ‘hard news’ truth from falsehood, responsible journalism from irresponsible journalism.


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Mass Communication?
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 Mass Communication are

  1. Any three Arts and Social Science subjects


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Mass Communication?
Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant 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 Mass Communication, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Mass Communication?
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 Mass Communication include:

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) Click to read conditions
  3. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  4. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  5. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  6. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  7. Covenant University Ota
  8. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  9. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  10. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  11. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  12. NTA-TVC
  13. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  14. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  15. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Click to read conditions


Courses under Mass Communication you will or may study; 

Courses outline

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • History of Mass Media
  • African Communication System I
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Nigerian legal system I
  • Communication in English I
  • Nigeria Peoples and Culture
  • Use of Library, Study Skills and ICTs
  • Communication in French
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies I
  • African Communication System II
  • Writing for the Mass Media
  • Word processing I
  • Computer Application
  • Introduction to Computer
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Nigeria Legal System II
  • Introduction to Statistic
  • Fundamental Philosophy 1
  • Logic, Philosophy of Human Existence
  • Communication in English II
  • Communication in German 1
  • Introduction to Publishing Sequence
  • Introduction to Film Cinema & Literature
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • News Writing & Reporting
  • Editorial Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Nigerian Constitutional Development
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Fundamental Theology 1
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies II
  • History & Philosophy of Science
  • Editing & Graphics of Communication
  • Critical & Review Writing
  • Advanced and Specialized Reporting
  • Principals of Public Relations
  • Advertising Sequence
  • Theories of Mass Communication
  • Foundations of Communication Research
  • Word Processing II
  • Marketing Foundations for Advertising
  • Fundamentals of Media Relations
  • Foundations of Broadcasting
  • Radio/Television Operation
  • International Communication
  • Communication and Society
  • Radio/TV News Writing
  • Newspaper Management and Production
  • Magazine Management and Production
  • Science and Technology Reporting
  • Photo Journalism & Management
  • International & Foreign Broadcasting
  • Film Theory and Aesthetics
  • Television Programme Writing & Production
  • Public Affairs Broadcasting
  • Broadcast Management and Programming
  • Foreign Correspondence
  • Rural Community Newspaper
  • Economics of Mass News Reporting
  • Screen Directing
  • Photo Editing
  • Issues in Nigeria Mass Communication & Media History
  • New Technique in Book Publishing
  • Advertising Creative Strategies and Tactics
  • Book Publishing & The Law
  • Advertising & PR Research
  • Mass Media and Law of Ethics
  • Station Management and Operations
  • Issues in Broadcasting
  • Organization and Management of advertising and PR Agencies
  • Documentary Film Production
  • Data Analysis in Communication Research
  • Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR.
  • Media Attachment
  • Communication & National Development
  • Bindery & Finishing Operations
  • International Advertising
  • Educational Broadcasting
  • Rural Broadcasting
  • International Public Relations
  • Drama & Documentary Production
  • Original Essay/Project
  • Film Criticism
  • Issues in Broadcasting
  • Special Topics in Advert and Public Relations


Where can I work with a Degree in Mass Communication? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Mass Communication. 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 include;

  • Media Planner
  • Journalist
  • Audio/Video Producer
  • Media Buyer
  • Publisher
  • Copywriter
  • Videographer
  • New Media Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Photojournalist
  • Broadcast Manager
  • Print or Online Editor
  • Social Media Expert
  • Marketer/Advertiser
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Campaigner/Fundraiser


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The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication?
(i) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires two ‘A’ level passes or its equivalent in Arts subjects and accepts ND (Upper credit) in Mass Communication and Professional Diploma of any of the following: From NIPR, APOM, BEEC, CAM & NIJ.

(ii) ECWA Bingham University, New Karu accepts ND(Upper credit) in Public Administration and other related fields. Requires two A’ level passes to include Government or History.

(iii) Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) requires two ‘A’ level passes (or equivalents) in Literature in English and one other Arts or Social Science subject, plus 3 ‘O’ level credit passes.

(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts candidates must possess HSC/.GCE A’ level with pass in two Arts subjects plus UTME requirements.

(vi) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts same in Mass Communication plus a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts: (a) ND Mass Communication in the Upper Credit division or its equivalent. (d) GCE Advance Level of HSC with passes in Literature, History and CRK or any other Arts or Social Science subjects. (e) NCE in Theatre Arts or relevant areas with credit.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mass Communication?
(i) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require a pass in Mathematics.

(ii) University of Jos (UNIJOS), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo require a credit pass in Literature in English.

(iii) Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires credit passes in Literature in English, plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) Abia State University, Uturu requires credit in Literature in English, English Language and any other three subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(v) Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) requires credit passes must include English Language, Literature in English and three other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(vi) Covenant University Ota requires ‘O’ level five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, one Science subject from Biology, Health/General Science, Agric. Sci., Physics and Chemistry one from Social Science or Arts. Social Science subject such as Geography, Economics, Government, Commerce, Principle of Account, Book Keeping. Arts such as Bible Knowledge, History. etc.

(vii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes or five level passes in T.C. II or equivalent qualification at not more than two sittings. Subjects should include English Language and any two Arts subjects

(xi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit level passes in Literature-in-English and an approved science subject plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xii) Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) – Same as in English Language.

What is UTME Jamb Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mass Communication?
(i) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires Literature in English, Government and CRK

(ii) ECWA Bingham University, New Karu, University of Jos (UNIJOS) and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) require Lit. in English.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Literature in English and any two subjects out of which one must be in the Arts or Social Science.

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