Do you want to study Linguistics? Are you looking for JAMB or WAEC subject combination for Linguistics? If so, am happy to inform you that JAMB and WAEC Subject combination for Linguistics has been released and is now available.


All JAMB and WAEC candidates who are interested in studying or having a career in Linguistics are hereby informed that JAMB and WAEC subject combination for Linguistics for 2020/2021 academic session has been released.

What is Linguistics about?

Linguistics focuses on the nature of language and communication.It is a Four year bachelor’s degree program that deals both with the study of particular languages, and the search for general properties common to all languages or large groups of languages. … phonetics (the study of the production, acoustics and hearing of speech sounds).

Students are exposed to different fields in psychology, languages etc. They also study several Languages and linguistic Theories.

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Linguistics

For you to be on a safe side it is better if you aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Linguistics are

  1. Use of English
  2. A trade subject
  3. two other subjects.

O level/WAEC Subject Combination For Linguistics

The subjects needed to study Linguistics in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Linguistics must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Arts subjects
  3. A trade subject
  4. two other subjects.

Places Where One can work with a Degree in Linguistics

Various Career opportunities in Linguistics include;

  • English as a foreign language teacher.
  • Lexicographer.
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader.
  • Speech and language therapist.
  • Teaching assistant.

List of Nigeria Universities Offering Linguistics.

Below contains various Universities in Nigeria that one can study Linguistics and they are as follows;

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko

Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti

Bayero University, Kano

Benue State University, Makurdi

Delta State University, Abraka

Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State

Fountain University, Osogbo

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City

Kaduna State University, Kaduna

Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Osun State University, Osogbo

University Of Abuja,Abuja

University Of Ibadan, Ibadan

University Of Ilorin, Ilorin

University Of Jos, Jos

University Of Maiduguri

University Of Nigeria Nsukka

University Of Uyo

Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

Please note:  UTME requirement above is same for courses like;

Linguistics and Communication Studies

Linguistics and African Language


Linguistics and Urhobo

Linguistics with Igbo/Yoruba.

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