This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Philosophy, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Course||Philosophy – under Social Science|
|Duration||3 – 4 Years|
|Suitability||Art and Commercial Students|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||Philosophy related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Philosophy. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background in Commercial subjects for you to study Philosophy 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.
In other words, 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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Philosophy
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Philosophy in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Philosophy must include:
- Government or History,
- English Language
- Three other subjects
- At least a pass in Mathematics is required
- A trade subject
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 Philosophy. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study this course, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Philosophy
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 Philosophy 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 Philosophy. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
- Any other two subjects
Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Philosophy
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for this course, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes including Government or History.
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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 this course, don’t give up. You should consider other Philosophy 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
This are the list of Universities offering Philosophy in Nigeria
- Caleb University, Lagos
- Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
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Cut-off Mark for Philosophy course
As you can see, more than one University offers Philosophy. This means the cut-off mark for Philosophy varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Philosophy is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
Philosophy is how many years course and under which faculty?
Depending on your mode of entry, Philosophy is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Philosophy is under the Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies but may be under a different faculty in some universities.
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Can a science or art student study Philosophy?
Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Philosophy 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 Philosophy is through GCE.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Philosophy 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.
What is Direct Entry Special consideration (waiver) to study Philosophy
(i) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State accepts any two ‘A’ level passes and any degree or diploma which the senate may consider acceptable for admission purpose
(ii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts any two A’ level passes plus UTME requirements
What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Philosophy
Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three subjects.
What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) to study Philosophy
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts any three subjects.