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How can I know the best course to study in Nigeria? what is the list of courses offered in Nigeria universities? does Nigerian Polytechnic have a good course to study?
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If you are a student in Nigeria and you have asked this above question then I properly welcome you on board as I will be giving you details about Choosing A Course To Study In Nigeria, Find out the key questions you should ask yourself when seeking out higher education possibilities In Nigeria university.
As you can see in Nigeria University, there are a lot of courses to choose from. With so many options, it can be difficult to decide what to study. So much rests on choosing the right course, including your time, money and your career hopes. see list of course offered in Nigeria universities HERE and also you can checklist of course offered in 100 levels HERE
So, to make things a little easier we’ve come up with some questions to ask yourself which might help clear a few things up. Hopefully, after you’ve asked yourself the following questions, you’ll have a better idea of what you should study…
What am I good at? What am I not good at?
An undergraduate course lasts three to four years – that’s a long time to spend studying something which you don’t enjoy, especially at a more intense level!
First of all, ask yourself what you have enjoyed studying at school. In fact, your application to a related course will be improved if you can get a reference letter that reflects your current or proven academic strengths. For example, if you’re a stellar science student at school, your application to a physics course at an overseas university will be stronger if your science teacher can recommend you for the course or talk about the work you’ve done in their class already. It’s likely that you have a good relationship with those teachers whose classes you perform well in.
Alternatively, you can also think about subjects you definitely don’t want to study at the university level and which you can’t wait to say goodbye to. Crossing these off will make your list of options smaller and less overwhelming.
What qualifications do I have already?
You may already have an idea of the area you want to study and find a career in, which will have dictated what subject(s) you chose at school, college or for your undergraduate degree. So, it’s good to look at the qualifications and grades you have (or are predicted to have) to see what you are already eligible to study. You should look into this before you plan to commence your studies abroad, so if you need to take extra classes to satisfy the requirements, you can decide to do so.
If you are thinking of continuing your education further than the undergraduate level, you may need to think carefully about your choice of modules. When applying for a master’s degree, it will be useful to relate your choice of subjects in the undergraduate study to the desired postgraduate program. For example, if you study geography at the undergraduate level, you’ll probably need to decide between the human and physical variations of the field depending on what you plan to do after university. However, you can, of course, choose a course with little idea of what you want to do next, it may just help to think about this if you do know what you’re aiming towards.
What are my interests?
If you can’t think of an academic subject which you’re especially strong at or one which you would want to pursue at university-level, think about your non-academic interests outside of school. It’s likely that you’re much more passionate about these but you’ve never even thought about studying a course related to these (or pursue a career in this area). This could be along the lines of photography, film, sport, etc.
New courses are being created all the time to prepare and develop talent for growing industries, such as ethical computer hacking and social media marketing. Projects, events, and knowledge related to these interests can all contribute to a university application to show that you’re passionate about this area and eligible to study on a course that can prepare you for a related career. Look at who you idolize and what/where they may have studied to give you ideas about specific courses to study (that person may even sponsor a scholarship at a particular university which you don’t know about).
Do I want to study more than one subject?
It’s quite common for students to choose two subjects at the undergraduate level. For example, you could do both French and politics, or English literature and linguistics. If you just can’t decide between the two, a joint honor might be the perfect route for you. It’s also a good idea to choose two subjects which complement each other for your own learning and to show employers that you put thought into the subjects you chose.
What do I want to do for my career?
You may have a clear idea of what you want to do which makes choosing a course to study easier, particularly if you want to become a doctor or lawyer. You can browse through our advice section to see if we’ve already written about your dream graduate career and how you can achieve this.
In other cases, there may be several routes to your dream career, some of which may allow you to study something different before transferring. Talk to those who are already working in this area to see how they got to where they are now, including what they studied (or even what they wish they had studied).
Another great way to pick a course is by looking at job sites to see which route you may want to take after university. Try writing out a list of careers that you would be interested in as this may help with the process of picking a degree. You can see which skills are required for different roles and aim to develop in this area throughout your course.
What’s out there?
There’s only one way to find out: search and see! School can be quite limiting as to what you can study – usually, it will come down to the core subjects like English, maths, history, etc. However, at higher education level, you might be surprised to find a whole course built around something which you only briefly covered in your school (or a course which expands on your interests).