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This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Music, including the List of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.

 

CourseMusic
QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off markvaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesMusic-related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

Is Music a good course in Nigeria?

Absolutely. Music is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with a few job roles you can explore. In Nigeria, the shifting landscape of the music industry has made it hard to gauge exactly how much money working musicians in the modern age actually earn on average. Sure, some artists get big cash advances, fast cars, and fancy mansions, but there are also independent musicians and performers who are able to make a reasonable living from live shows and streaming income.

Music is one of the oldest degrees and is less competitive. This course is popular amongst art students in secondary school. From our records, 22 Nigerian universities offer this degree course though the degree name may be slightly different.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Music, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Music and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

 

WAEC Subject Combination For Music

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for Music. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study Music.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Music are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject
  • Literature In English
  • Music
  • Government
  • IRS/CRS
  • Any Nigerian Language

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Music, don’t give up. You should consider other Music similar courses or take 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. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

 

JAMB subject combination for Music

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Music. You can still gain admission if you score between 150-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Music are:

  • English
  • Music
  • Government
  • Literature

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Music

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Music, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes including Music

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Music, don’t give up. You should consider other Music 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

Here is the list of universities offering Music Degree in Nigeria.

  1. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  2. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  3. Bowen University, Iwo
  4. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  5. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  6. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  7. University of Ibadan (UI)
  8. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  9. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  10. MOUNTAIN TOP
  11. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  12. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  14. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  15. University of Uyo

Admission Rate:

Music is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with few job roles you can explore, and the competition for this course is high in Nigerian universities. Music has 53% admission rate. Check the Music-related courses below to also know their admission rate.

Estimated number of students currently studying Music in Nigerian Universities is 5,220
Music has 65% employment rate in Nigeria

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Music is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Music degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Music 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 an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Music is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Music is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Who can study Music?

Can science or commercial students study Music at the university? By default, this course is meant for art students only. But the curriculum of this course allows students with commercial or science backgrounds to study it as long as they have the right O level subject combination for Music.

This simply means that even though you were a commercial or science student in secondary school, you can still qualify to study this course with the right O level subject for Music.

Music Course Description

Musicology is the academic field dealing with the study of music. Music courses range in specialization from practical instrument training to music theory to the music business. Students with a passion for music will find they are able to gain valuable qualifications, knowledge and skills in Music courses

 

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Music in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some compulsory subjects instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

Special consideration (waiver) for Music

  • Bowen University, Iwo accepts Music Society of Nigeria’s Grade V Certificate, Trinity College of Music Grade V certificate and Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Grade V Certificate and other Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) and University of Ibadan (UI) – Credit pass in Music is not compulsory.
  • University of Uyo does not insist on Credit pass in Music at SSCE. If a candidate earns a Grade V certificate in the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Examination or Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Examination, it will be an added advantage.
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) accepts credit passes in English Language and any other four subjects (a credit pass in Music is an added advantage).
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and any Arts/Social Science subjects at not more than two sittings.
  • Mountain Top University requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language and another Language (African or European) and any of a credit level pass in Music at SSCE or pass at Grade V or Higher (Local Examinations in Music) of ARRSM or equivalent.

Further reading on Music:

Have you written WAEC, NECO or GCE? Are you one of those reading this to know if your O level result qualifies you to study this course at the university? If the subject combination mentioned above does not correspond with your O level, we can help you review your result and suggest a suitable degree course for you. Interested? Start here.

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  1. Please I got F9 in government and I didn’t include Music in Waec. Is there any chance of me getting admission?

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