B.A. Philosophy - University of Ibadan | Educartis

4 years
On Campus


Course Overview

Bachelor of Arts  in Philosophy is an undergraduate course of the University of Ibadan. It’s a study of general and fundamental human problems, most of which are connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Through the four-year degree programme, the students develop critical thinking skills and linguistic ability to defend a reasoned point of view. It teaches them to critique public opinion or general beliefs and come up with their own ideas on what is true and how to live. 

Philosophy deals with analysing and interpreting ideas, deducing certain conclusions and communicating the same convincingly, with empirical evidence to support it. Scholars in this field find roles in teaching, research, marketing and communications, obviously because of their ability to prove their subjects of discussion beyond any reasonable doubt.

By completing the degree programme, you will be able to apply your critical and analytical skills in any given field. The degree course also culminates in the award of Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.
Show More

How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy facilitates the development of the following skills:
  • Competence in deductive logic and basic knowledge of inductive and scientific reasoning;
  • Ability to write careful sustained critical papers;
  • Ability to apply philosophical knowledge  to important public issues and to articulate why philosophical understanding is valuable in such debates;
  • Learn to recognize and articulate fundamental questions about what exists, what we can know and how we should live our lives.
Certification obtained

At the completion of the course, you would be awarded a Barchelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Lecturer or Associate Professor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Marketing Executive
  • Recruitment Consultant.


When do I start?

Next available course

School type cp

Interested in this institutions?


Admission Criteria

Direct Entry
  • Very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Any three of Literature-in-English, Igbo/Yoruba, CRS/IRS, French, History, Economics, Government, Chemistry, Physics, Biology but at least one Arts subject; or in any related fields with a minimum of 55% average score
  • NCE credit in two (2) teaching subjects one of which must be Arts subjects.

UTME Requirements
  • Five O/level credit in English Language, Mathematics, one Arts and any two Arts, Social Sciences and Science. Civic Education is also accepted.

UTME Subjects
  • English Language, one Arts and any two Arts, Social Sciences or Science.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Candidates are required to log-in to the admission portal using their JAMB Registration Number as their username and their surname as the password. The screening costs N2, 000, which would be paid through the admission portal in favour of University of Ibadan (Admission Processing Fee Account)
Step 2: Candidates should print the payment success receipt displaying the full names of the candidate and JAMB registration number as payee and the payment reference number.
Step 3: Upon successful payment, candidates should proceed to the portal to submit their bio-data and O/level results, following every instruction and writing in CAPITAL letters.
Step 4: Candidates should upload their passport photographs and signature, both of which must be clean, clear, without glasses and, in JPEG. The size must also not exceed 50kb.
Step 5: Print the evidence of completion of the transaction and keep for further reference, while awaiting the date of the Post-UTME examination via email and SMS.

Payment options

  • Credit/Debit card payment using ATM Card
  • Bank deposit using the printout obtained from the portal
  • Internet banking

Detailed course information

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Knowledge and Reality 
  • Critical Thinking  
  • Introduction to Logic and Reasoning 
  • Moral Problems
  • Global Justice  
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Science  
  • History of Philosophy 
  • Natural Deductive Logic

Course Provider

Email & Website
  • registrar@mail.ui.edu.ng
  • http://www.ui.edu.ng
Phone & Location
  • +2348035794630
  • Sango-Ojoo Expressway, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.