This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Medical Laboratory Science, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Medical Laboratory Science
Qualification M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
How many years 4 – 5 Years
Who can study this course? Science student
Number of universities 21

Is Medical Laboratory Science a good course in Nigeria?

Yes, Medical Laboratory Science is a good course in Nigeria with plenty of job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Medical Laboratory Science graduates typically earn between ₦76,000 and ₦520,000 net per month.

Medical Laboratory Science is not competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 21 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Medical Laboratory Science, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Medical Laboratory Science 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.

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WAEC Subject Combination For Medical Laboratory Science

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Medical Laboratory Science 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 a Medical Laboratory Science 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 Medical Laboratory Science are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography/Further Mathematics

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 Medical Laboratory Science, don’t give up. You should consider other Medical Laboratory Science 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 Medical Laboratory Science

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 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Medical Laboratory Science. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 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 Medical Laboratory Science are:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Medical Laboratory Science

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Medical Laboratory Science, you are expected to have  Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Zoology

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These are the list of Universities offering Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Achievers University, Owo
  5. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  8. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  10. University of Ibadan (UI)
  11. Igbinedion University Okada
  12. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  13. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  15. Madonna University, Okija
  16. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  17. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  18. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  19. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  20. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  21. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
Estimated number of students currently studying Medical Laboratory Science in Nigerian Universities is 11,493
Medical Laboratory Science has 19% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Medical Laboratory Science has a 55% admission rate.

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Medical Laboratory Science is how many years course?

Medical Laboratory Science as a course, is basically 5 years in the university, 1-year internship/housemanship and 1-year NYSC. You will only work in the hospital medical laboratory.
Also, MLS is not in any way related to SLT. They are parallel lines because you get licensed as a professional Medical Laboratory Scientist and you renew your license yearly but not the same for SLT or any other pure science courses people mistake as MLS.

Medical Laboratory Science is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Medical Laboratory Science is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science but maybe under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Can a science or art student study Medical Laboratory Science?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Medical Laboratory Science degree course at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you 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 Medical Laboratory Science is through GCE.


What is Medical Laboratory Science course all about?: 

Medical Laboratory Science is taught under five disciplines: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology, Histopathology and Immunology including Instrumentation and Pharmacology. You will learn how to use sophisticated medical equipment to analyze biological fluids, blood, urine, cerebral-spinal fluid, secretions, excretions, or tissue samples for bacterial infection, hormone levels, and other chemical components affecting human health.

The student also at the end of the course acquires the expertise to fabricate new equipment or repair or modify existing ones, refine old techniques or introduce new diagnostic procedures.. Learn more about Medical Laboratory Science

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