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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for English and Literary Studies, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

 

Course English and Literary Studies
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
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses English and Literary Studies related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study English and Literary Studies. 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 English and Literary Studies 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 always ignore!

 

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for English and Literary Studies

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study English and Literary Studies 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 English and Literary Studies must include:

  1. Literature in English
  2. English Language.
  3. A trade subject

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These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. 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 English and Literary Studies. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study English and Literary Studies, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for English and Literary Studies

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 English and Literary Studies 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 English and Literary Studies. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination to study English and Literary Studies must include:

  1. Lit.-in-English
  2. One other Arts subject
  3. Another Arts or Social Science subject

 

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study English and Literary Studies

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for English and Literary Studies, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes to include Lit.-in-English and one other Arts subject.

 

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 English and Literary Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other English and Literary Studies 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 English and Literary Studies in Nigeria

  1. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  2. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  3. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  4. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  5. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  6. Caleb University, Lagos
  7. Coal City University Enugu State
  8. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  9. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  10. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  11. Gregory University, Uturu
  12. Kogi State University Anyigba
  13. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  14. Lead City University, Ibadan
  15. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  16. Ekiti State University
  17. Summit University
  18. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  19. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  20. Veritas University, Abuja

 

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Cut-off Mark for English and Literary Studies course

The cut-off mark for English and Literary Studies varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. English and Literary Studies 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.

 

English and Literary Studies is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study English and Literary Studies at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study English and Literary Studies 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.

 

English and Literary Studies is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, English and Literary Studies 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 English and Literary Studies?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study English and Literary Studies 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 English and Literary Studies is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study English and Literary Studies 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 English and Literary Studies below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for English and Literary Studies 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 English and Literary Studies
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts NCE with English Literature as teaching subject.

(ii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts NCE in English in with not lower than C grade (merit) in addition to UTME Entry requirements.

(iii) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada – as in English Language.

(iv) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) same as in English Language

(v) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts Two ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English and other Arts subjects or NCE in English/Political Science

(vi) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) Two ‘A’ level papers including English at IJMB/ NCE (b) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement subjects.

(vii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires a pass in English Literature at the Advanced level GCE/or the Principal level in the HSC Examination, or merit at the NCE, and a pass in at least other Arts subject.

(viii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts ND in Mass Communication Upper credit. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba does not accept NCE.

(ix) CHRISTPHER accepts HND, ND or NCE with credit passes in the relevant subjects

What is Waec, Neco, Gce Special Consideration (waiver) to study English and Literary Studies
(i) Covenant University Ota requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English one Science subject from Biology, Health/General Science, Agric. Science, Physics and Chemistry and one from Science or Arts. Social Science such as Geography, Economics, Government, Commerce, Principles of Accounts and Book Keeping. Arts subjects such as Bible Knowledge, History etc

(ii) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) accepts only subjects from Arts or Social Science

(iii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Literature in English and any other three subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.

(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires a Science subject.

(x) Kogi State University Anyigba and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria require five O/L credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and three other subjects in Arts or Social Science.

(xi) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State also requires credit pass in one Science subject and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English one arts subject and one other arts or social science.

(xiii) Christopher University Mowe – Maximum of two sittings.

What is Jamb UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study English and Literary Studies
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Literature in English and two other subjects in Arts or Social Science


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