B.A. English Programme


The B.A. (Hons.) Degree in English is a three- or four-year programme that provides the graduate with a broad background towards a successful career in a variety of occupations and professions, as outlined in the philosophy and objectives of the University.

Entry Requirements

1. Students must satisfy the Faculty of Humanities and University admission requirements. Such requirements include: five credits at Ordinary Level (SSCE, NECO), at a single sitting or six credits at not more than two sittings. The credits must include: English Language, Literature in English and any other three Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

2. For direct entry, two ‘A’ level passes, or equivalents in Literature in English, Arts or Social Sciences subjects, in addition to 1 above.

Degree Requirements

To be eligible for a single honours B.A. degree in English, a student must pass all the prescribed courses and obtain a minimum of 120 CREDITS in a four-year degree programme, or 90 CREDITS in a three-year degree programme (for Direct Entry students).

Regulation on Course Selection

The Department operates a course unit system in a 2-semester academic year for the B.A. Honours Degree. Students are required to take a list of approved courses and register for not fewer than 15 CREDITS and not more than 24 CREDITS, in each semester.