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.
  • Glorious Vision University Glorious Vision 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 Ibadan University of Ibadan, Ibadan  
    Admission criteria:
    (i) Admission Requirements UTME (4-Year Programme)
    To be eligible for admission into the 4 years B.A. Degree programme in Philosophy, candidates must obtain five (5) O’Level credits at one sitting or at least six (6) credits at two sittings in the GCE/SSCE/NECO examinations. Such credits must include English Language and at least one Arts subject. In addition, candidates must satisfy the general minimum admission requirements for degree programmes in the University of Ibadan.

    (ii) Direct Entry (3-Year Programme) For admission into the 3 year direct entry programme in B.A. Philosophy, candidates must obtain A level passes of not less than a ‘C’ grade in at least one Arts subject and any other relevant Social Science/Science subject. Relevant degree holders with at least second class lower division from recognized institutions are also qualified to apply into the 3 year direct entry programme in B.A. Philosophy. In addition, candidates must satisfy the general minimum admission requirements for degree programmes in the University of Ibadan.
  • National Open University of Nigeria National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos  
    Admission criteria:
    Applicants are required to meet at least one of the following requirements:

    (a) 100 Level
    -Five Ordinary Level (O/L) credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects at SSCE, GCE, NECO and NABTEB.

    (b) 200 Level
    -A minimum of 3 credits passes in IJMB, OND, NCE or its equivalent in addition to 5 credit passes at the ordinary level, including English Language and Mathematics.
    -Diploma in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Christian Theology, Law, Political Science, Sociology, from NOUN and any other recognized institution, in addition to 5 credit passes at the Ordinary Level, including English Language.
    -A minimum of second-class lower degree from any other discipline from Universities recognized by the Senate of NOUN
    -Any other qualification acceptable to Senate of NOUN.
  • Adekunle Ajasin University Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants must have passed at credit level in any FIVE (5) subjects in GCE (O/L), SSCE, NECO or their equivalents. The five subjects must include English Language and at least ONE Arts subject. In addition, the candidate must have scored at least P8 or D8 in Mathematics in GCE (O/L), SSCE, NECO or their equivalents. UTME subjects: English, one Arts subject, and any two other subjects.

    -For Direct Entry or the three-year degree programme, a candidate must hold an acceptable Diploma such as in Law, Religious studies, or Philosophy from this or any other institution approved by the University. A candidate with GCE (A/Level), the NCE or other equivalent qualifications may also be considered for Direct Entry admission.
  • University of Benin University of Benin, Benin City  
    Admission criteria:
    Applicants should possess any of the following qualification:
    -At least five Ordinary Level Credit Passes in WASC (WAEC), SSCE/GCE, NECO, SSCE or at least five merit-level passes in the teacher grade II (TC II) examinations. The subjects should include English Language and any two other subjects from the Arts or the Social Sciences, at not more than two sittings. A pass in Mathematics is a minimum requirement.

    UTME subjects are:
    -Use of English
    -Any three other subjects in Arts (Government, Lit. in English, CRK/IRS, History, Commerce/Economics).

    Course duration: 4 years
  • 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.
  • Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Port Harcourt  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), either through Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) or Direct Entry (D.E). The Institution Cut-Off for 2019/2020 is 160 as approved for Federal and State Universities in order to be eligible for National Youth Service. Other requirements include: 5 O level credits including English Language in SSCE (WAEC), GCE, NABTEB, or their equivalents in not more than two sittings.
  • 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
  • Christopher University Christopher University, Mowe  
  • Augustine University Augustine University, Epe  
  • Nasarawa State University Nasarawa State University, Keffi  
  • University of Calabar University of Calabar, Calabar  
  • 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  
  • Paul University Paul University, Awka  
  • Redeemer's University Redeemer's University, Ede  
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka  
  • Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike  
  • Veritas University Veritas University, Bwari  
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka  
  • University of Port Harcourt University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt  
  • Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike  Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike , Abakaliki  
  • Godfrey Okoye University Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu  
  • Evangel University Evangel University, Akaeze  

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