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This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination for History and International Studies Degree, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

 

CourseHistory and International Studies
QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesHistory and International Studies related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

Is History and International Studies a good course in Nigeria?

Absolutely. History and International Studies is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with a few job roles you can explore. In Nigeria, History and International Studies graduate salaries depend on where you work, different employees have different salary packages.

Private employees pay more than the government but not in all cases. The salary range for International Relations graduates in Nigeria is between 110k to 350k per month.

History and International Studies is not competitive and very popular amongst art students in secondary school. From our records, 49 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 History and International Studies, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying History and International Studies 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. You can ignore.

 

WAEC Subject Combination For History and International Studies

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for an History and International Studies degree. 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 for an History and International Studies degree.

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 History and International Studies are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject
  • Economics
  • CRS/IRS
  • Government/History
  • Geography
  • 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 History and International Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other History and International Studies 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 History and International Studies

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 History and International Studies. 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 History and International Studies are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Government
  • Economics

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study History and International 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 History and International Studies, you are expected to have;
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes/NCE (Upper Credit) in History, Govt and any other related subject.
(ii) Diploma in International Affairs/Strategic Studies or related discipline

 

Here is the list of universities offering History and International Studies Degree in Nigeria.

  1. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  2. Caleb University, Lagos
  3. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  4. Christopher University Mowe
  5. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  6. Coal City University Enugu State
  7. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  8. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  9. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  10. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  11. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  12. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  13. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  14. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  15. Abia State University, Uturu
  16. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  17. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  18. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  19. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  20. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  21. Bowen University, Iwo
  22. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  23. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  24. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  25. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  26. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  27. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  28. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  29. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  30. Gregory University, Uturu
  31. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  32. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  33. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  34. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  35. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  36. Kogi State University Anyigba
  37. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  38. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  39. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  40. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  41. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  42. Edo University Iyamo
  43. Ekiti State University
  44. Renaissance University, Enugu
  45. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  46. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  47. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  48. University of Uyo
  49. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Estimated number of students currently studying History and International Studies in Nigerian Universities is 22,540
History and International Studies has 9% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

History and International Studies has 100% admission rate.

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History and International Studies Degree is how many years course?

If you gain admission to study History and International Studies degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study History and International 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.

History and International Studies is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, History and International 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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Who can study History and International Studies?

Can science or commercial students study History and International Studies 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 History and International Studies.

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 History and International Studies.

 

History and International Studies Course Description

History and International Studies degree cover the political, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects of African History in particular and the wider world in general. Courses in International relations are also studied. The programme adopts a concentric approach with Nigeria as the epicentre.

Courses on African historical experience and relations with those of the world beyond are also included. This is to enable the students not only to compare and contrast African historical experiences with those of the world beyond but also to understand the dynamics of the constantly changing relationships between Africa and other countries.

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study History and International 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.

Special consideration (waiver) for History and International Studies

  • Kogi State University Anyigba, Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI), Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and University of Uyo credit pass in Geography is not compulsory but accepts any three other Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) and Redeemer’s University, Mowe accept a pass in Mathematics.
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki require credit pass in Mathematics
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires History and at least a pass in Science subject.
  • Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU), Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) and University of Jos (UNIJOS) – credit in Geography is not compulsory.
  • Bowen University, Iwo and Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) require credit passes must include English Language, History or Government, and any other three subjects Arts or Social Science subjects. Geography is not compulsory.
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City requires five ‘O; level credit passes in English Language, Government/History, another Arts subject and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects
  • Ekiti State University requires History, one Arts and any other subject.
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Five O’ level subject to include English language and Government
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe requires at least a pass in Mathematics
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires Five ‘O’ Level Credit passes to include English language, Government or History or any other social sciences and Arts subjects in SSCE.
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, History or Government and any other three subjects, two of which must be Art subjects.
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Government/ History, two other Arts or Social Science subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in Government or History and any other Arts or Social Science subjects including a pass in Mathematics
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) and the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, History/Govt. plus any three other Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • The University of Uyo requires credit passes in History or Government, English Language and any two of the following: Literature, Economics, Geography and French
  • Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU) – A credit pass in Geography shall not be compulsory but accepts any three Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires at least five credit passes English, History or Government and any other three subjects, two of which must be Art subjects in not more than two sittings.
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires credit passes in History or Government, English Language, Mathematics and any two subjects from the arts or social sciences.
  • Christopher University Mowe requires five O’ level

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  1. I applied for history and international studies in delsu and the cut off mark is 47 and I scored 43 will I be anticipating for admission or be given another course

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