WAEC, JAMB Subject for Medical Laboratory Science – Under Medicine

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Medical Laboratory Science – Under Medicine; 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 Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]

The admission requirement to study Medical Laboratory Science – Under Medicine 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 Medical Laboratory Science?
The subjects needed to study Medical Laboratory Science 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 Medical Laboratory Science must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Medical Laboratory Science?
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 Medical Laboratory Science are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Medical Laboratory Science?
(i)Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Zoology


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 Medical Laboratory Science, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Medical Laboratory Science?
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 Medical Laboratory Science include:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Achievers University, Owo
  5. Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
  6. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  8. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  10. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  11. Igbinedion University Okada
  12. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  13. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  15. Madonna University, Okija
  16. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  17. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  18. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  19. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  20. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  21. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)


Course Description for Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Laboratory Science is taught under five disciplines: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology, Histopathology and Immunology including Instrumentation and Pharmacology. You will learn how to use sophisticated medical equipment to analyze biological fluids, blood, urine, cerebra-spinal fluid, secretions, excretions, or tissue samples for bacterial infection, hormone levels, and other chemical components affecting human health. The student also at the end of the course acquires the expertise to fabricate new equipment or repair or modify existing ones, refine old techniques or introduce new diagnostic procedures..


Where can I work with a Degree in Medical Laboratory Science? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Medical Laboratory Science. 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 when we revisit this page.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Medical Laboratory Science 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 Medical Laboratory Science?
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts ‘A’ level in any two of Chemistry, Biology and Physics, B.SC in Biological Science; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.

(ii) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts certificate of Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology Science/Technology (IMLS/T) of Nigeria plus ‘O’ level requirements.

(iv) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts HND/B.SC in Biological Sciences or related fields

(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) – Same as in Medical Biochemistry. Accepts degree holders in related Science fields.

(vi) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts Zoology in lieu of Biology.

(vii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts First Degree in relevant Biological Science discipline with at least a Second Class Lower Division

(viii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts AIMLS or its equivalent plus relevant UTME ‘O’ level requirements

(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) B.Sc in relevant courses with at least 2nd class lower Div. Plus O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics. Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than 2 sittings. (b) OND in related courses with an upper credit plus O’ level entry requirement as above. (c) Advanced level cert in Chemistry, Physics, Biology at credit level or any upper equivalent certificate in addition two relevant O’ level qualification (d) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires candidates with AIMLS Professional plus O’ level entry requirement.

(x) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts ‘A’ Level Passes in Chemistry, and Biology with UTME requirements or ND with Upper Credit /HND or First Degree in relevant discipline. (plus UTME requirements) may be considered.

(xi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(x) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts A’ level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology B.Sc. or HND in relevant fields, ; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.

(xi)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) accepts Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution

(xii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) require: (a) Very good passes in the following JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (b) B.Sc Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in medically related fields

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science?
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – same as in Medicine and Surgery.

(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts B.Sc Degree in relevant fields with good grade. Remedial results not acceptable.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts five SSCE/GCE credit passes in English

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science?
(i) Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo accepts any three of Physics, Chemistry Biology and Mathematics.

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