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Subject combination to study Mass Communication

Mass Communication is a professional course which deals with the process of creating, sorting, analyzing, sending, and receiving messages through the means of verbal and written media to large audiences. This course is very broad and extensive because it does not only deal with how a message is created and sent, it also deals with the medium with which the message was sent.

Mass Communication is a multi-disciplinary course in nature because it incorporates many elements of interrelated fields. These fields include journalism, integrated marketing, strategic communication, political communication, health communications, and more. The mediums used for sending and receiving messages are wide-range and they include the use of the internet, television, radio, social media, billboards, and numerous others.

Students with a good background in art subjects and wish to have an exciting career can choose to study Mass Communication at the university. All you need now is access to the right information so that you will be able to know all that is required of you during your admission process. 

As a candidate, when you do not have access to the right information, you will definitely find the whole admission process difficult because you may not know the right subject combination for both your O’Level examination and JAMB UTME. you may also not know the direct entry requirements. For this reason, we have come up with this post as a solution to the many challenges candidates face during the admission process. 

Why you should study Mass Communication

A professional course like Mass Communication is a door opener to so many careers and opportunities. There are quite a number of places you can work in as a graduate of Mass Communication. You can even set yourself up once you have acquired the appropriate skills since all the resources you need are always readily available.

You are also open to many skills and competencies that will make you excel in your chosen course of study. The following are some skills you acquire during and after your Mass Communication program

  • Idea evaluation

  • Increase in your research skills

  • Ability to analyze critical matters 

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail. As a Mass Communicator, you must be able to listen attentively so as to give the right answer

  • Your level of creativity will be increased since you need to be creating fresh content daily.

With these skills you have acquired, there will be no boundaries to where you will need to showcase them. Below are a few of the numerous careers available to graduates of Mass Communication.

  • Promoters

  • Presenters

  • Customer service representative

  • Content creator

  • Media specialist

  • Author/writer

  • News analyst

  • Columnist

  • News editor

  • Publicity director

  • TV/Radio reporter

  • Proofreader

  • Contributor/writer

  • Information specialist

  • Press secretary

  • Videographer

JAMB UTME subject combination and requirement

There are essential subjects candidates who wish to study Mass Communication in the university must sit for during their JAMB UTME. These subjects are necessary if you as a candidate wishes to pass through a stress-free admission process. The following subjects are required of candidates with the intention of studying Mass Communication in any of the Nigeria universities: English language (This is compulsory for all candidates), Literature in English, Government, and History/Economics/CRS/IRS

Candidates should note that JAMB cut off marks to study any course in a Nigerian university is 180 but most universities require candidates to have a minimum of 200 in their JAMB UTME score to become eligible to be invited for post UTME tests and possible admission.

A minimum JAMB score of 180 can make you become eligible to write the post UTME test of most universities but note that 200 is not sufficient to get you admitted but candidates with less than 180 JAMB scores can proceed with their application to any of the colleges of Education or Polytechnics. You should note that the JAMB cut off marks for Polytechnics and colleges is 150.

O’Level Requirements

 To study Mass Communication in a Nigerian university, you are required to have a minimum of 5 credit passes in your Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE). O’Level results accepted include WASSCE/ NECO or any of its equivalent.  A minimum of credit in the following is required from all candidates: English, Literature in English, Government. Credits in other subjects of your choice are also required.

Some universities accept a pass in mathematics. So even without a credit pass in mathematics, you can still go ahead to process your admission into the university.

Direct Entry Requirement

You can also apply to study Mass Communication via direct entry into the university. This way candidates will not have to start afresh but start from 200 level in the university. Candidates who wish to study Mass Communication via direct entry are expected to meet the following requirements.

  • Five credits in your O’Level examination. The subjects included are English language, , Literature in English, Government, Literature in English, and any other three Arts subjects. Note that the accepted O’Level result includes WASSCE/ NECO or any of its equivalent in not more than one sitting.

  • In addition to the five credits in your O’Level result, you are required to have A’Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects

  • Candidates with ND and NCE results in Mass Communication and any related course with a minimum of Merit and Lower Credit passes respectively can also apply for direct entry.

List of Nigerian Universities where you can Mass Communication

In order for candidates to be guided when choosing which university to Mass Communication, we have come up with a comprehensive list of Nigerian university that offers the course.

  • University of Lagos

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

  • Achievers University Owo

  • University of Benin, Benin City

  • University of Jos, Jos

  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko

  • Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota

  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin

  • Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State

  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo

  • University of Uyo

  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden

  • Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin

  • Abia State University, Uturu

  • American University Of Nigeria , Yola

  • Anambra State University, Uli

  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

  • Benue State University, Makurdi

  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

  • University of Maiduguri

  • Bingham University, Karu

  • Bowen University, Iwo

  • Caleb University, Imota

  • Bayero University, Kano

  • Crescent University, Abeokuta

  • Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar

  • Delta State University, Abraka

  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City

  • Kogi State University, Anyigba

  • Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu

  • Imo State University, Owerri

  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna

  • University of Nigeria Nsukka

  • Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin

  • Madonna University, Okija

  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi

  • National Open University of Nigeria

  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji

  • Fountain University, Osogbo

  • Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike

  • Novena University Ogume

  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu

  • Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State

  • Redeemers University

  • Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu

  • Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State

  • University of Mkar, Gboko

  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State

  • Plateau State University, Bokkos

  • Wesley University of Science And Technology. Ondo

  • Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State

  • Taraba State University, Jalingo

  • Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City

  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State


It is not a wrong choice if you decide to study Mass Communication in the university or polytechnic following the numerous benefits you get both in terms of career skills. The course opens doors to many opportunities and you can be set up yourself in the field easily since the resources are always readily available.

Now that you are equipped with the right information and you now know the subject combinations for both JAMB UTME and O’Level, the next step is to prepare hard for all the necessary tests and examinations you will need to pass to get admitted.

In case you don’t have the required JAMB score to study at the university, you can apply for a polytechnic once you are able to get above 150. After your ND programme, you can choose to do a direct entry into a university or continue with your HND programme.

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  1. Thanks for you for this information

  2. I will like to study Mass Communication. I find this article helpful.