WAEC and JAMB Subject for Languages and Linguistics

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

 

Course Languages and Linguistics
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 Languages and Linguistics 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 Languages and 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 Languages and 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 always ignore!

 




WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Languages and Linguistics

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

  1. EngLalish nguage
  2. Any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences
  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 Languages and Linguistics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Languages and Linguistics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Languages and 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 Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics. 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 Languages and Linguistics must include:

  1. One Arts and two other subjects

 

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts Social Science and Science subjects.

 

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 Languages and Linguistics, don’t give up. You should consider other Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics in Nigeria

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  3. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  4. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)

 

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Cut-off Mark for Languages and Linguistics course

The cut-off mark for Languages and Linguistics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Languages and 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.

 

Languages and Linguistics is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Languages and Linguistics at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Languages and 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.

 

Languages and Linguistics is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Languages and 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 Languages and Linguistics below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Languages and 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….

 

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Languages and Linguistics
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Five SSCE credit to include Lit. in English. one Arts and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

(ii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts TC II merit level pass in lieu of ‘O’ level credit in English Language.

(iii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires five ‘O’ level credit in Arts, Social Sciences and one Nigerian Language.

(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – Knowledge of French, German or Spanish would be as advantage.

(v) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts two ‘A’ level passes at C grade, NCE at merit level, Diploma in Igbo, OND in linguistics and language studies, Igbo, in at least merit level passes. In all cases credit level pass in English Language is compulsory.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Languages and Linguistics
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Literature in English and any other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – Other subjects are the same as in English Language.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires at least Igbo or any other Nigerian Language.

(iv) University of Ibadan (UI) requires at least two Arts and any other two subjects. A credit in African Language will be an advantage.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Languages and Linguistics
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Literature in English and any two Arts and Social Science subjects


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