Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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[1] Admission through UTME: To qualify for admission to the four-year degree progrmme in Philosophy, a candidate must have a minimum of five credits, including English Language, in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, or the West African School Certificate, or the General Certificate of Education [Ordinary level] at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also have passed Mathematics with at least a pass at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Level. In addition, to qualify for admission, a candidate must sit for the University Matriculation Examination and Post University Matriculations Examinations in the specified number of subjects and pass at a satisfactory level as may be set from time to time by the relevant authorities.

[2] Admission by Direct Entry In addition to five credits, including English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics, at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, a candidate seeking admission into Part II by Direct Entry must, as a minimum, have passed at least two papers in the General Certificate of Education at the Advanced Level, or any of its approved equivalents. At least one of the two papers must be an Arts subject.

[3] Available Programmes

1. B.A [Single [Hons] Philosophy

2. B.A Combined Honours:

  • Philosophy/Sociology
  • Philosophy/English
  • Philosophy/Psychology
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies
  • Philosophy/History


Single Honours

In order to graduate with a B.A [Single Honours] degree, a student must have completed the minimum number of compulsory and elective courses in Philosophy and other disciplines, and 12 units of Special Electives taken from outside the Faculty of Arts. Altogether, a student must take a minimum of 15 units per semester. The maximum number of units a student can offer for the purpose of graduation is 150 if admission is through UME and 120 if admission is through Direct Entry. In either case the compulsory courses must be included in the minimum and maximum number of units required for graduation. Combined Honours In order to graduate with a B.A [Combined Honours] degree, a student must have completed a minimum of 150 units of courses if admission is by UME and 120 if by Direct Entry. The courses must include the compulsory courses for combined honours programmes in Philosophy and the required courses as specified by the other Departments whose courses are being combined with Philosophy. The minimum number of units a student may register for per semester is 15, while the maximum is 24

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