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. Njama kyrian osowochi

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

  2. Frank Nwachukwu

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

  3. opeyemi

    Nice page

  4. Hannah audu

    Yes what about law

  5. Mhizta jambo

    What about agriculture science.

  6. Providence

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

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

  7. Bashir Hamisu

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

  8. Don Mobiz

    Hmmm. Best Resuit Great Nigeria Student

  9. Mark Godknows

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

  10. 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

  11. Auwal usman

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

  12. 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.

  14. Rashy B

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

  15. Anthony patrick

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

  16. 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

  18. 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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