Entry Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS


Before registration, and before beginning the courses leading to the degree in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, candidates must have satisfied:

1. The University Matriculation requirements for entry to a degree programme -- either:

(a) Full Matriculation: Passes in five subjects of which, at least two are CAPE/GCE A’ Levels or an Associate Degree with a GPA of 2.50, while the remainder may be an acceptable pass in CSEC/GCE/BGCSE examinations (including English) on entry to UWI; OR

(b) Lower Level Matriculation: At least five (5) acceptable passes at CSEC/GCE/BGCSE examinations (including English) including one of the following; a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography, or an approved Science subject, and

(c) English Language Requirement: English Language is compulsory for admission to all programmes of The University of the West Indies. Candidates who do not possess a Grade I in CSEC, English A, a Grade A in GCE O’ Level English Language, a Grade 1 in CAPE Communication Studies or a Grade A or B in the GCE General Paper, are required to take the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) before entry (also see Proficiency Test for New Students).

2. The entry requirements of the Faculty of Humanities and Education:

(a) A minimum of five (5) passes in CSEC General Proficiency Grade I or II [or Grade III if done
after 1998], or GCE O’ Levels at least Grade C or BGCSE examinations including English and one of
the following: a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography, or an approved Science subject;

(b) For the BEd Programme: A Teachers’ College Diploma or Teachers’ College Certificate.

(c) the entry requirements of the particular academic departments in which they propose to take courses.

3. The following are the minimum qualifications required of students registering to read Level I courses in the following majors:

CREATIVE ARTS
Normal University matriculation requirements. Interviews/auditions also required.

FRENCH
For entry into the Level I courses, FREN1303 and FREN1401:
i) Both units of CAPE in French OR
ii) BCC Associate Degree with French as major area
iii) A pass in FREN0103 OR at least a “B” in FREN0102 (before 2009).

Students with special experience/qualifications may also be accepted into the Level I programme with the prior approval of the Head of Department.

Students should note that a CSEC pass alone does not qualify one for entry into Level I of the French programme. Such students will be required to take the beginners courses in French i.e. FREN0102 and FREN0103.
 
HISTORY
Normally an O’ Level pass in History or Grade I, II (or III if done after 1998) CSEC General in History.

LINGUISTICS
Normally a pass at Grade I, II (or III if done after 1998) CSEC General in English A or an O’ Level pass in English Language.

LITERATURES IN ENGLISH
Normally a pass at Grade I, II (or III if done after 1998) CSEC General in English B or at least an O’ Level Grade C or above in English Literature.

PHILOSOPHY
Normal University matriculation requirements.

PSYCHOLOGY
A pass at Grade I, II (or III if done after 1998) CSEC General in Mathematics or an O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

SPANISH
For entry into the Level I courses, SPAN1001 and SPAN1214:
i) Both units of CAPE in Spanish
OR
ii) BCC Associate Degree with Spanish as major area
iii) A pass in SPAN0103 OR at least a “B” in SPAN0102 (before 2009)

Students with special experience/qualifications may also be accepted into the Level I programme with the prior approval of the Head of Department. Such requests should be made through Dr. Ian Craig (Email: ian.craig@cavehill.uwi.edu or Tel: 417-4393). Students should note that a CSEC pass alone does not qualify one for entry into the Level I of the Spanish programme. Such students will be required to take the beginners courses in Spanish i.e. SPAN0102 and SPAN0103.

THEOLOGY
Normal University matriculation requirements.


 
Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu