Last updated on November 3, 2020 by The Counselor
This page contains official 2020/2021 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Linguistics, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Qualification||B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)|
|How many years||3 – 4 Years|
|Who can study this course||Art and commercial student|
|Cut off mark||varies|
|Related courses||Linguistics related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Linguistics. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study Linguistics in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.
That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Linguistics
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Linguistics in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Linguistics must include:
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. Literature is compulsory for Linguistics. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Linguistics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Linguistics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Linguistics
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Linguistics that you must register and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Linguistics. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
- Literature in English Language
- Any Nigerian Language
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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Linguistics
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Linguistics, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE to include any Language, preferably an African Language.
If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Linguistics, don’t give up. You should consider other Linguistics similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.
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. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university
These are the list of Universities offering Linguistics in Nigeria
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- Bayero University, Kano
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
- Fountain University, Oshogbo
- The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- Ekiti State University
- University of Uyo
- University of Ibadan (UI) (with Yoruba)
- Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) (with Igbo)
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- 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)
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
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Course description: 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 Linguistics, 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
Where can I work with a Degree in Linguistics
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.
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Cut-off Mark for Linguistics course
The cut-off mark for Linguistics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Linguistics is a good course and you can also check the top best Art courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
Linguistics is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Linguistics at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Linguistics for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.
Linguistics is under which faculty in Nigeria?
According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Linguistics is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.
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Can a science or commercial student study Linguistics?
Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Linguistics at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.
Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Linguistics is through GCE.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Linguistics in WAEC. But note this — 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 Linguistics below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Linguistics had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….Fatherprada tries as much as possible to provide you with correct and up to date information. If you find any pieces of misinformation or require additional details please feel free to use the comment. Follow Fatherprada on Facebook for Guides