Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in Nigeria

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy(Philosophy)
  • Major Subject: Philosophy
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

  • Mountain Top University Mountain Top University, Makogi Oba  
    Admission requirements:
    a) UTME: 4 Year Degree Programme

    i) Five (5) Credit level passes in the SSCE/NECO/GCE (O/L) to include English Language, and CRK/BK/ at not more than one sitting; a pass in Mathematics is acceptable to us at MTU.
    ii) The Candidate could have at least six O’Level papers including English
    Language, Christian Religious Studies and at least one other Arts subject at
    credit level in WAEC or NECO or GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent at not
    more than two sittings.
    iii) JAMB/UTME SUBJECTS: Candidates are required to register and pass
    English Language, and any other three subjects in Arts, Social or Management Sciences, and even Natural Sciences.
    b) DIRECT ENTRY: 3 Year Degree Programme
    i) Five credits in General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level and NECO at least two of which must be a GCE Advanced Level including Christian Religious Knowledge as in UTME above; and then,

    ii) A pass in two principal subjects at the NCE Level/ A/L, or JUPEB and/or the equivalent plus five subjects at credit level in GCE O/L, SSCE, NECO, and TC II are acceptable in MTU

    iii) A Three-Year Diploma in any Theological Seminary or College recognized by the University plus five credits at the GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language and CRK.

    iv) Eligible holders of Mountain Top Bible College Diploma could be admitted for a two-year programme leading to the award of BA Degree in Mountain Top University’s Religious Studies.

    v) A minimum of 2 GCE (A/L) passes one of which must be any one of the specified in (i) above, or Diploma in Religious Studies or a Diploma in a cognate Arts programmes is also acceptable.

    C) INTER-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER: The University allows inter-university transfer as long as the candidate can prove that he was a bona fide student of the University of his/her claim.
    However, the candidate will be required to provide the official academic transcript from the aforesaid university which is his basic proof.
  • Madonna University Madonna University, Okija  
    Admission requirements:
    a) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME): 4 - Year Degree Programme

    The Senior Secondary School (SSS) Certificate with Credits in English Language, Mathematics and three (3) other relevant subjects. The Senior Secondary School (SSSC) Certificate should give a clear indication of equivalents with West African School Certificate (WASC) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level and the National Examination Council (NECO). In addition to this, an acceptable score at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is required. The person shall be screened for eligibility.

    b) Direct Entry (DE): 3-Year Degree Programme

    A minimum of two (2) GCE A/L in any Arts or Social and Management Sciences and three (3) O/L papers including a credit in English Language and credit or pass in Mathematics; or a Diploma in Law or Social and Management Sciences. Candidates with other degrees, Higher National Diploma (H.N.D.), Ordinary National Diploma (O. N. D.) or National Certificate of Education (N. C. E.) certificates may be admitted into the Direct Entry programme.

    c) Inter-university transfer

    Students can seek for transfer into the Department of Philosophy from other recognized universities whose Philosophy programmes are approved and accredited by National Universities Commission (NUC). Such persons shall present certified transcripts, be of good conduct, must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of a minimum of 1.0 and must meet the requirements of Madonna University. Such persons may only be admitted into year two and not into a higher level.

    d) Intra-university transfer

    Students can seek for transfer into the Department of Philosophy from other relevant programmes in Madonna University. Such students must have basic admission requirements and must have completed at least one academic session in the respective department and must have Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of a minimum of 1.0.
  • Samuel Adegboyega University Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa  
    Admission requirements:
    For admission into 100 level, candidates must possess credit level passes in five subjects at the SSCE/GCE O'Level/NECO/NABTEB or equivalent, obtained in not more than two sittings. The subjects passed must include English Language and Mathematics for the Sciences & Management Sciences programmes and English Language for the Humanities Programmes Candidates awaiting SSCE/GCE O'Level/NECO/NABTEB results may also apply provided the result would be available at the time of Matriculation.

    (B) Direct Entry into 200-Level:
    Candidates for admission into 200-level must have, in addition to requirement for admission into 100-level, passed G.C.E(A/L) in 2 relevant subjects or passed NCE, OND, HND or equivalent at not less than lower credit level.

    100 Level Candidates are required to sit for the 2017/2018 UTME of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and attain the prescribed cut-off marks. This is a statutory requirement for admission into Samuel Adegboyega University. Applicants are to ensure that their UTME subject combinations qualify them for their chosen programmes. Direct Entry candidates must obtain the JAMB Direct Entry Forms. Candidates, who did not choose Samuel Adegboyega University initially in their 2017 UTME but are interested, are also eligible to apply for admission and participate in the admission screening exercise of the University.
  • University of Lagos University of Lagos, Lagos  
    Admission requirements:
    Direct Entry:
    Very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level
    subjects: Any three of Literature-in-English,
    Igbo/Yoruba, CRS/IRS, French, History, Economics,
    Government, Chemistry, Physics, Biology but at
    least one Arts subject.
    i. Related fields with a minimum of 55%
    average score
    ii. NCE credit in two (2) teaching subjects
    one of which must be Arts subjects.

    Five O/level credit in English
    Language, Mathematics, one Arts
    and any two Arts, Social Sciences
    and Science. Civic Education is
    also accepted.
  • Imo State University Imo State University, Owerri  
    Admission Requirements


    In addition to having an acceptable UTME score in any four subjects, candidates must possess five ‘O’ level credits which must include English language at the SSCE/GCE O/L.

    Direct Entry:

    For direct entry candidates, in addition to the general university entry requirements, the candidate must possess two ‘A’ Level passé Arts, Social Science subject. NCE or ND/HND in any subject especially in the humanities is acceptable.
  • Caleb University Caleb University, Lagos  
    Direct Entry requirements:
    Two GCE A-level passes or equivalents in Economics, Accounts or Business Studies or Geography, mathematics.
    O-level credits should include all prescribed UTME requirements obtained at one sitting.

    UTME requirements:
    SSS certificate credit passes or o-level credits in five subjects including English Language, mathematics, Government and Economics, Accounts or Business Studies or Geography.
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ihiala  
    Entry requirements:
    1.Five SSCE credit passes to including English Language and any other four subjects in not more than two sittings.

    2.Any two ‘A’ level passes, plus UTME requirement
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife  
    Duration :4 years

    Admission requirements:
    'O' Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; 1 Arts subject; plus any other two (2) subjects and a Pass in Mathematics.
  • Niger Delta University Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island  
    Admission requirements:
    English, Any three subjects

    English and any other four, two of Arts/Social Science subjects.
  • Bowen University Bowen University, Iwo  
    Duration:4 years
  • University of Mkar University of Mkar, Mkar  
  • Osun State University Osun State University, Osogbo  
  • Bingham University Bingham University, Karu  
  • Akwa Ibom State University Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot  
  • Ekiti State University Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti  

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