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Graduate Programmes


MPhil in Gender and Development Studies
The MPhil is usually offered to students who have obtained at least an Upper Second Class (Honours) undergraduate degree or equivalent. Students with undergraduate degrees but no related training are required to fulfill at least 9 credits (3 courses) prior to admission. 
The MPhil is a research degree with three core courses, two non-credit programme seminars and a thesis. Candidates may pursue the MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis.

PhD in Gender and Development Studies
A postgraduate degree is required to be eligible for the PhD. With the exception of holders of MPhil Degrees from recognized universities, candidates will be required to register for the MPhil in the first instance which will be upgraded to the PhD once progress is satisfactory. Persons without a strong background in Gender Studies may be required to take relevant courses.
 UWI graduates with an MA (coursework and/or the MPhil degree in the discipline in which the average course work mark is 60% or higher) are eligible to apply for the PhD degree. These include:
  • MSc Gender and Development
  • MPhil Development Studies (Specialization, Gender and Development) UWI or equivalent qualification. MPhil Political Science or Sociology
  • MSc/MPhil Gender Studies/Women’s Studies/Men’s Studies/Masculinity Studies
  • MA Cultural Studies
  • MA Heritage Studies
  • MA History
  • Any other relevant graduate field such as, but not limited to: Economics, Business, Social Work, Theology and Natural SciencesStudents with no prior training in Gender Studies/Women’s Studies/Men’s Studies/Masculinity Studies will be required to fulfill the Institute’s requirements.
For more information on the MPhil/PhD programme, please see the IGDS Graduate student handook.

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" By denying or refusing the myriad unscripted ways in which people chance upon, live and love each other, different categories of belonging are created, rendering some families less normal or less valued. This is similar, by the way, to how we tend to think of households headed by women as secondary to the nuclear/male breadwinner family, despite the fact that they represent the family experience of over forty percent of children in the region, or the laws that outlaw lesbian and gay sex and make criminals and non-citizens out of all of us whose desires refuse to be strai(gh)tjacketed. "
Gender, Generation and Memory: Remembering a Future Caribbean, Alissa Trotz

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Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
Telephone: (246) 417-4490-93 Fax: (246) 424-3822 Email: gender@cavehill.uwi.edu