WAEC and JAMB Subject for Medical Laboratory Science – Under Medicine


This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Medical Laboratory Science, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


Course Medical Laboratory Science
Qualifications M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration 4 – 5 Years
Suitability Science Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Medical Laboratory Science related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Medical Laboratory Science. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be a Science student for you to study Medical Laboratory Science 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.

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That is the O level / 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 ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Medical Laboratory Science

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Medical Laboratory Science must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. 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 Medical Laboratory Science. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Medical Laboratory Science, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Medical Laboratory Science

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 Medical Laboratory Science that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), 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– English Language is compulsory. 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 Medical Laboratory Science. 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 Medical Laboratory Science must include:
  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics


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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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 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 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 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)

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Medical Laboratory Science. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria, Check here
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Cut-off Mark for Medical Laboratory Science course

As you can see, more than one University offers Medical Laboratory Science. This means the cut-off mark for Medical Laboratory Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Medical Laboratory Science is a good course and you can also check the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

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 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 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

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Medical Laboratory Science 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 Medical Laboratory Science below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Medical Laboratory Science had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts ‘A’ level in any two of Chemistry, Biology and Physics, B.SC in Biological Science; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.
(ii) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts certificate of Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology Science/Technology (IMLS/T) of Nigeria plus ‘O’ level requirements.
(iv) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts HND/B.SC in Biological Sciences or related fields
(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) – Same as in Medical Laboratory Science. Accepts degree holders in related Science fields.
(vi) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts Zoology in lieu of Biology.
(vii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts First Degree in relevant Biological Science discipline with at least a Second Class Lower Division
(viii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts AIMLS or its equivalent plus relevant UTME ‘O’ level requirements
(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) B.Sc in relevant courses with at least 2nd class lower Div. Plus O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics. Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than 2 sittings. (b) OND in related courses with an upper credit plus O’ level entry requirement as above. (c) Advanced level cert in Chemistry, Physics, Biology at credit level or any upper equivalent certificate in addition two relevant O’ level qualification (d) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires candidates with AIMLS Professional plus O’ level entry requirement.
(x) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts ‘A’ Level Passes in Chemistry, and Biology with UTME requirements or ND with Upper Credit /HND or First Degree in relevant discipline. (plus UTME requirements) may be considered.
(xi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
(x) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts A’ level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology B.Sc. or HND in relevant fields, ; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.
(xi)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) accepts Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution
(xii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) require: (a) Very good passes in the following JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (b) B.Sc Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in medically related fields
What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – same as in Medicine and Surgery.
(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts B.Sc Degree in relevant fields with good grade. Remedial results not acceptable.
(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts five SSCE/GCE credit passes in English
What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science
(i) Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo accepts any three of Physics, Chemistry Biology and Mathematics.
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