Faculty Of Arts, Communication And Legal Studies

Welcome to the Faculty of Art and Humanities


Linguistics examines how language works, describing how sounds, words, sentences and conversations combine to express and create meaning. It also studies the uses of language in everyday life, the ways in which it varies across society and evolves over time, and how it is mastered by students.

our teaching staff have excellent reputation for research in this area. Linguistics is a key subject for nearly all undergraduates in the faculty, so you will require no prior knowledge at the beginning of the programme.


You could work in:

  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Editing and writing
  • Public relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Multimedia
  • Community affairs
  • Education and media services
  • Television and radio

Studying French at the University of ESCAE-BENIN provides you with an excellent understanding of the language, literature and culture of the Francophone world and enables you to communicate effortlessly in the language. You will be offered a vast range of options, courses as you progress through our programme.

We are one of the very best in Benin and our main Library’s extensive collection of books, journals and electronic resources are second to none. Some of our attractions, is that you will be able to join the French theatre group or the debating group and to take part in the French Language Club.


Your skills can be applied to:

  • Journalism, publishing, editing, writing, electronic media, publications, corporate communications, and non-governmental organisations around the world.
  • Marketing, advertising, business research and analysis.
  • Management consulting, international trade, human resources, training and development, management and administration.
  • Diplomacy, foreign affairs, politics.
  • Tourism, hospitality and entertainment
  • Production, direction, management and administration, film, television and video

Marketing Communications shape the world we live in – from accessing information and taking part in social and political change, to impacting on our personal everyday relationships.On this course you’ll develop an understanding of the relationship between mass media and society and drawing on other disciplines such as sociology, political science and cultural studies, you’ll be introduced to some of the key approaches to analysing the media-society relationship.

You’ll explore the ways in which meaning is produced in the media as well as how issues of representation such as gender, sexuality and stereotyping are examined in relation to theories of discourse. Plus, the study of key developments in the media, how media texts are produced, distributed, regulated and consumed, and the ways in which the media can influence society weather in the print, electronics or new media.

You will also gain an in depth understanding of the issues and institutions of news media in Africa (Nigeria as a case study), focusing on traditional forms of news and current affairs such as newspapers; television and radio broadcast as well as the emerging forms of news production and distribution such as blogs and citizen journalism amongst others. Developing the required skills employers will value, is an important part of the course.

We currently offer a module specifically designed to prepare you for the world of work – you’ll learn to understand and speak employers’ language and develop your confidence to put your career plan into effect. There are also opportunities to put these skills into action by undertaking a work placement in many areas of the creative industries.


Our graduates go into careers in television and radio, print (newspapers, magazines, journals), public relations, advertising, digital media, research and policy organisations.

This course offers students an overview of new media and how new media technologies are affecting society. Tracing the evolution of the media from tools of mass communication to key players in the new information society, this course will introduce students to key communication concepts with which they can evaluate critically new media’s ability to create political, economic and social change. Students will examine fundamental communication theories that relate to media ownership and control, media and democracy, media and identity, and media governance. Students will apply these theories to understand new media, including ownership and control of new media, social media and digital technologies, and the Internet and democracy.

Discover the principles and practices used in effective public relations and learn to develop a professional PR strategy

For companies, non-profit organisations, and even governments, effective public relations is crucial. If you can develop professional PR skills, you can become a valuable member of almost any organisation worldwide. In this course, you will learn the most important theories and practices of public relations, from how to put together an effective PR strategy, to how to manage a PR team. This will be a great boost for you résumé and your PR career.

Take the first bold step towards launching your career as a practicing solicitor or barrister with Escae University’s LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status, which is recognised by the International Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Throughout this degree you’ll become increasingly immersed into the world of legal systems. Develop the key pillars of legal knowledge needed to pursue your career in law with dedicated online support and guidance from our experienced academic team.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the LLB (Hons) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Presenting comprehensive legal analysis and writing
  • Understanding and application of law
  • Insight into aspects of law and ethics
  • Applying fundamental legal methodology
  • Types of law: contract, property, commercial, and criminal

International students interested in studying law should be familiar with the acceptance requirements for law schools. Students first must earn an undergraduate degree, and the field of study does not matter as you can choose whichever concentration to focus on.


A Qualifying Law Degree is the perfect platform from which aspiring barristers and solicitors can launch their legal careers. It can set graduates up to take the next steps to the professions, also preparing you to enter work in a private practice as a paralegal. Furthermore, an LLB (Hons) also equips students with a range of transferable skills sought after by employers in many sectors.

So, where does a graduate of an LLB (Hons) go to after graduating? The course provides the qualification needed to move onto the vocational training in law. Qualified solicitors also go on to work as legal executives, judges, legal secretaries and contract negotiators. The skills you’ll develop during the degree will also lend themselves to other lucrative and rewarding professions. Alongside working for charities or in the police force, graduates of the LLB (Hons) have gone on to work in:

  • Business and commerce
  • Court services
  • Banking and finance
  • Local and central government
  • Police and prison services
  • Social work
  • Teaching

Introduction to Broadcasting is a course designed to foster positive learning experiences while teaching the basic production techniques both behind and in front of the camera. The course is designed to involve students in the technological environment of both live and recorded video productions. It is a hands on course that involves high energy and active participation of the students working under time constraints of production deadlines for news packages and videos, and aid in production of announcements. Students will learn: proper camera framing, video editing, the main elements of news packages and how to put one together, shot sequences, onair performance, how to effectively produce a school broadcast, how to operate the Tricaster and cameras, ingesting graphics into the Tricaster, how to produce a show using a virtual set, and operating Canon Rebel t3is. The course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge to run the school’s equipment and produce both independent productions and the daily announcements that are aired over the closed circuit TV system of the school and Promethean boards. The course will provide practical knowledge for the student as well as problem solving skills, teamwork, and showcase creativity.


  • Prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE or NECO in not more than two (2) sittings, including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study.
  • Subjects include Literature in English, French, Government and Biology.
  • Copies of Birth Certificate/Age declaration
  • Copies of testimonials
  • 5 passport photograph