JAMB Brochure For English and Literary Studies – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


This is JAMB brochure for English and Literary Studies under the of Faculty of Arts and Humanities. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering English and Literary Studies course in Nigeria,  UTME subject combination for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, A’level, ND, HND, NCE, requirements for Direct Entry candidates, and other necessary information.

Universities Offering English and Literary Studies Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering English and Literary Studies in Nigeria

  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Babcock University
  • Caleb University
  • Delta State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Federal University, Oye-ekiti
  • Gombe State university
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • kogi State University
  • Kwara State University
  • Lead City University
  • Niger Delta University
  • Summit University Offa
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Nigeria
  • Veritas University, Abuja

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For English and Literary Studies Course

To study English and Literary Studies in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes to include Literature in English and English Language.

UTME Subjects Combination For English and Literary Studies Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for English and Literary Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions are: Literature-in-English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject.


Direct Entry Requirements for English and Literary Studies

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Lit.-in-English and one other Arts subject.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) KASU accepts only subjects from Arts or Social Science

(ii) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Literature in English and any other three subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.

(iii) AKUTECH require five O/L credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and three other subjects in Arts or Social Science.

(iv) FUOYE also requires credit pass in one Science subject and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(v) UNN requires a Science subject.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UNICAL accepts NCE with English Literature as teaching subject.

(ii) UNIABUJA – as in English Language.

(iii) NDU requires a pass in English Literature at the Advanced level GCE/or the Principal level in the HSC Examination, or merit at the NCE, and a pass in at least other Arts subject.

(iv) UNN accepts NCE in English in with not lower than C grade (merit) in addition to UTME Entry requirements.


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