10 Best Courses to Study in Nigeria (University)


All courses are very important; they all have specific roles that they play in various human fields. Be that as it may, some courses are more important than others.  Some course are more marketable tan others.


Some courses are rather streamlined in nature, while some other ones have broader prospects. You need to properly investigate any course you want to register for in a Nigerian university. Make sure you go for those courses that are more marketable with broader perspective.

There is better chance of getting job fast or establishing on your own after completing any of these marketable courses. In this write-up, you are going to learn about the 10 best courses you can study in Nigerian universities.

They are arranged in their order of importance.


Truth is medicine is one of the most marketable courses in Nigerian university. Once you finish your training as a medical doctor, you are very sure of getting job fast. In most instances, jobs are waiting for you once you finish, even before your induction.

The population of Nigeria is increasing by the day. Many more people get sick and they will want to visit hospitals for treatment. This means the curse will always be marketable; it is as profitable as “pure-water” business in dry seasons …lolz.

Estate Management

Many people never realize how marketable this course can be. Truth is the course is marketable and will continue to be. This is because Nigeria’s population is increasing by the day. Many more buildings are being built to meet with this increasing population.

Those who own these buildings will always require the services of estate managers to mange and oversee these buildings. If you are a science student in search of the best course to study in the university, this course will prove to be one of the best to choose.


Accounting is a marketable course any day. The service of an accountant is required by virtually all professional bodies, accounting firms and so on.  They audit accounts and are needed to work in several places, like airports, hotels, supermarkets, banks, churches, schools and so on.

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Their services are also required in government establishments. The accounting graduate will however need to go for professional courses in accounting as ordinary accounting degree is not that marketable.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

The chemical and petroleum industries in Nigeria are always on the lookout for worthy graduates in these fields to employ.

Getting job in these industries may not be so easy, but anyone who is able to get such a job after graduating from the university will never have to go hungry again. The pay is good and the lifestyle it offers is top class.

Theater Arts

Most theatre arts graduates are into self employment. Be that as it may, this is a thriving industry in thee Nigeria of today. The entertainment provided by this industry is well sought after by Nigerians.

So many successful and well known individuals have been produced by this industry and many of them are Theatre Arts graduates.  The best universities where you can study this course in Nigeria are University of Calabar, University of Lagos and University of Port Harcourt.


This is yet another highly marketable course in Nigeria. Graduates of pharmacy are involved in formulating drugs.  They are taught about how drugs work and the side effects of these drugs.

A pharmacy student is also taught about how drugs interact. A pharmacy graduate can be employed by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

If they like, they can go into private practice by establishing their own pharmaceutical company. They can equally seek employment with any of the pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.

Computer Engineering and Information Technology

We are in information age and any graduate of computer engineering and information technology is undoubtedly a hot cake. Virtually everyone is online these days. The number of those in need of computers and information technology services will increase astronomically in the nearest future.

This means the services of computer engineering and information technology graduates will be needed more and more in the nearest future. The only problem is that one can actually become a computer engineering and information technology expert without writing UTME or seeing the four walls of a university.

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Be that as it may, already established computer engineering and information technology firms would always prefer to employ someone with university degree

Nursing and Laboratory Sciences

Nursing is a marketable course any day. As a nursing graduate, your possibilities are simply limitless. You can work both in Nigeria and other countries of the world. Many foreign countries are desperately looking for nurses to employ and you can travel aboard to get gainfully employed if you do not like the working condition in Nigeria.

The same thing applies to laboratory scientist. As a fresh graduate of nursing, you may not earn much, but your pay increases if you go for further professional courses, like post-basic training in surgery, midwifery and the likes.


Marketing degree is one of the most marketable in Nigeria of today. A marketer is needed by virtually every business organization. Marketing is not what just anyone can do; it is a professional thing and this is why any business organization that desires to thrive in the midst of competition will employ a marketer.

The marketer can equally go into private practice and he/she will be able to thrive in business than others who do not have the skills he/she had been given in the universities.

Mass Communication

This is yet another very marketable course you can consider if you are an Arts student in secondary school.  It is not offered by many Nigerian universities since not all of them have the facilities to offer the course.

A mass communication graduate can work in a TV station or radio station. He/she can also work in a newspaper industry. He can be employed by government and he can as well go into self employment and become a freelance journalist. As a mass communication graduate, you can equally work at the embassy.



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  1. Deborah

    what about food science and technology

  2. Nkasiobi Esther Ijeoma

    Wow I would have really love to study estate management, but since am not a science student, I want to study mass communication, and I want to say a big thank u for creating platform to clearify students on the course they want to study, thanks

  3. Sarah

    Thanks for this information I will go for mass communication

  4. Raymond Stephen

    What about mechanical engineering.

  5. Anekwe Anthony

    thanks for this eye opening rightup i will go for estate management.

  6. ukabiala mackenzie

    whah abt geology?

  7. Martins Gift

    Mass communication!!!
    I need someone to enlighten me more about Mass Communication, am still in secondary school and i need your help to know on steps i need to take.

  8. Martins Gift

    Mass communication? This is the course i had ever wish for, I love it.
    Someone should please enlighten me more, cause am still in secondary, what i mean is that the steps i need to take to achieve my goals. Thank you very much

    1. Ojie Emmanuel

      I would love to study human Physiology

  9. Bisola

    Is theatre art ok to study in(oau)with 200 cut of mark

  10. Helen

    Y didn’t educational courses appear in the list…?

    1. Lazarus folarin

      Is French language a good course?

  11. Rebecca

    Thanks…..I am thinking of studying estate management

  12. Chisom

    Plz oo,which course did not require government.

  13. Og Samuel

    Between Microbiology, Biochemistry and lab tech science which one is better.


  14. Muhammad bashir sulaiman

    Please How many years study opthlmologist in nigeria

  15. Izuchukwu Madu

    Please in business administration how many cut of mark is needed

  16. musa hammed ayo

    thanks am confused before
    now am interested in Estate management

  17. Alex

    What about Food Science and Technology? Most food companies today are owned by graduates of this discipline.

  18. Rachel kadiri

    Thank u for this post I been confused on which cause to go for and be comfortable in future with..
    U just make things easier for me but pls what about Law?

  19. Lescott

    Please ooo,where is law on the list?

  20. clebobo

    IN Nigeria of today , i think the the best selling course should relay on the aspect of business, course like business management should be put into focus thanks .

  21. Ori Ade

    please site to school at home.

  22. Ella

    among nursing and micro biology which One is better Plz help me

    1. Israel John Legend

      Dear Nursing

  23. Divin

    How about dentistry

  24. Godwin

    what about physics?

    1. Sanmi ade

      WHAT ABOUT STAtistic ,i tink dis supose 2 b d 1 of best .

  25. Ezeh ifeanyi

    Why is it that people don’t value mathematics and statistics,is it not a professional course

  26. dave

    please between economic, estate management and agricultural technology, which one is the best, please I need answers.

  27. odimegwucynthia

    according to lordel Robbins economics is a social science which studies human being ,why not on the list that student will study

  28. kingsley

    nice shaa

  29. Amaechi Great

    I am an average student with three course on my mind(COMPUTER ENGINEERING, BIOCHEMISTRY, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING) not knowing which one to go for. Plz I need help

    1. chikadibia N.

      Depending the way of this country am advising you to go directly/ or to choose agricultural engineering because of the country economy.

    2. Akinkuehin Emmanuel

      I need help

  30. ifejam

    which university in Nigeria can i study cyber security?



  32. Udeme Usoro

    please economic is under which department, but i want to study economics.

  33. Chidiebere Emmanuel

    plz is mechanical engineers still relevant in Nigeria. if so, what are My chances of getting employment after graduating and what type of job can I get. and plz wh university is best for d course

  34. stephen

    Wow!!… I prefer that Estate Management

  35. Kabu Kalas

    what of electrical engineering? The bedrock of every industries and manufacturing companies.

  36. Yunus Yunique

    What of English Language?

  37. Udeme

    I Thank U All For Making Me To Know The Right And Marketable Curse To Choose But The One I Have Always Had In Mind That I Will Study In Univ Is Not Among The Best Curses, Machanical Engineering And Many People Are Telling Me That Its A Very Diety Work And That Their Is No Much Profit In It So Pls My Friends What Do U Think I Should Do

  38. Gold

    I totally disagree with you, because Electrical. & Electronics Engineering suppose to be among top 3



  40. Michael

    pls am a science student, average student,which course can I study in university.

    1. Tammy

      Medicine is most likely the best

    2. Faith

      Most preferable u go for biochemistry

  41. Somto

    Agriculture course should be there because soonest Nigeria will begin building companies for agricultural production. Our petroleum will still finish soonest

  42. OladeleAdeola

    Please how about public health course and CHEW course at School of health Tech.

  43. innocent zenith nzubechi

    It’s computer engineering and informamation technology the same as computer engineering and computer science

  44. princess

    pls can I knw d job offered as a biochemist?

  45. Ide Sunday

    Is medical laboratory a professional course

    1. Prince

      No. MICROBIOLOGY is better

      1. stella

        No.. medical laboratory is among basic health sciences..so its better than microbiology

      2. scientist Fredrick

        how can u compare microbiology to medical laboratory science

        microbiology 4yrs in University + 1yrs service. making 5yrs

        while medical laboratory science is 5yrs in University +1yr internship +1yrs service. making 7yrs.

        medical Laboratory Science is greater than microbiology.

        1. anifowosemayowa

          what about science lab tech
          biomedical tech option

  46. Njama kyrian osowochi

    Economic isn’t it not a selling course in Nigeria?

  47. Frank Nwachukwu

    What about Civil Engineering, isn’t it one of the best professional courses engineering?

  48. opeyemi

    Nice page

  49. Hannah audu

    Yes what about law

  50. Mhizta jambo

    What about agriculture science.

    1. Respect

      To me is one of the best course to study at this our country level

  51. Providence

    This list is very incomplete without Economics, the queen of the social sciences.

    1. please i need list of career opportunities in economics?

  52. Bashir Hamisu

    Indeed You Try Oga But Where Did Left Prestigeous Course That Is Law ?

  53. Don Mobiz

    Hmmm. Best Resuit Great Nigeria Student

  54. Mark Godknows

    I Love This Site.
    I Want To Know The Best University To Study Computer Science.

    1. Bella

      River state university

  55. Triple A

    the list is quiet awesome but Law is Omitted, is it an oversight or is not recommendable or is not among the top Ten

  56. Auwal usman

    This is the great website in the world!!!!tnxxx it help me

  57. Adeniyi

    I don’t agree with medicine as being a very marketable or very profitable business in Nigeria maybe you don’t know that Nigerian doctors are the least paid in the world and they now look for jobs like every other graduate.please do your research well next time.

    1. kings

      you are right…


    thanks so much for the light you throw for us in this post.

  59. Rashy B

    i am happy for having this kind of chance to see this post. I say a big THANKS to you.

  60. Anthony patrick

    but tell me lists of subjects to study while in secondary school..

  61. Gideon Ike

    Awesome post you have here. This course are indeed the best to study in Nigeria. I also wrote about 10 Nigerian University Courses You Shouldn’t Study; Avoid Them Like A Plague here


    Thanks for dis light you throw

  63. Dennis

    Thanks so much for this post! I love that there is such variety of career paths available in Nigeria. I definitely agree that marketing or medicine would be a good option.

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