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Going by that list, we’ll provide you with the names of the Nigerian Universities where you can study History.

In our previous post, we shared all the requirements for studying History at Nigerian Universities.

Below you’ll find state universities, federal government-owned universities, as well as private universities that offer a degree course in History.

Nigerian Universities where you can study History or History & another option

The following Nigerian Universities offer History:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  4. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  8. Benue State University, Makurdi
  9. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  10. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  11. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  12. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  13. Gombe State University, Gombe
  14. University of Ibadan (UI)
  15. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  16. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  17. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  18. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  19. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  20. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  21. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  22. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  23. Sokoto State University
  24. Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  25. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  26. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  27. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  28. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

History and Strategic Studies

You can study History & Strategic Studies at the following Universities:

  1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  2. Redeemer’s University, Mowe

History and International Studies

You can study History and International Studies at the following Universities:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  6. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  7. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  9. Bowen University, Iwo
  10. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  11. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  12. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  13. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  14. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  15. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  16. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  17. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  18. Gregory University, Uturu
  19. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  20. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  21. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  22. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  23. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  24. Kogi State University Anyigba
  25. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  26. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  27. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  28. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  29. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  30. Edo University Iyamo
  31. Ekiti State University
  32. Renaissance University, Enugu
  33. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  34. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  35. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  36. University of Uyo
  37. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  38. University of Jos

History and Diplomatic Studies

The following Nigerian Universities offer History and Diplomatic Studies:

  1. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  2. Caleb University, Lagos
  3. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  4. Christopher University Mowe
  5. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  6. Coal City University Enugu State
  7. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  8. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  9. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  10. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  11. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  12. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  13. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  14. UMMIT

In addition to the universities above, Taraba State University offers History & Archaeology while Niger Delta University offers History and Diplomacy.

In total, there are 84 universities in our list that offer History or History with another option.

Feel free to visit the JAMB brochure to see other courses offered at those universities.

What is history all about?

It is an academic discipline that teaches students to investigate the past, assess primary sources, and craft evidence-based arguments.

Note: The number of universities offering History keeps increasing, and it could have changed since this post was last updated. Therefore, we urge you to consult the JAMB Brochure for total clarity.

Best universities to study History?

There are several top universities in Nigeria that offer History. Among them are:

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • The University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • The University of Ibadan
  • The University of Benin

See our full list of top-rated universities in Nigeria

What you should know

Gaining admission to study History is not as competitive as several other courses. And because it is offered at several universities, the chances of gaining admission to study is it is very high if you satisfy the cut off mark.

You must also take note of the fact that the universities above have slightly varying requirements. To know those requirements read JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination For History.


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