Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources »
Back to Top
Close Menu

Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature


MA in Caribbean Studies - Languages

MA in Caribbean Studies - Languages.png

About the Programme

Please note that this programme is not being offered for the Academic Year 2023-2024

What Will I Study?

You will discover: 
  • An integrated approach to the French-, Spanish- and English-official Caribbean 
  • The role of popular and visual culture in the region 
  • The skills needed to teach Caribbean literature, language and culture 
  • Higher-level writing and research skills that promote interdisciplinary approaches to the complexities of modern culture 
  • The utility of being immersed in a Caribbean environment to the study of Caribbean culture and thought 

Facilities and Resources

Enhance your learning experience by making full use of our: 
  • Video Library in the Elizabeth Watson Audiovisual Unit 
  • Writing Clinic in the Faculty of Humanities & Education


This programme involves faculty from across the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature. Our instructors have deep knowledge of Caribbean literature, history, culture and language. 

Career Opportunities

If you want to: 
  • Be a journalist 
  • Become an expert on the Caribbean for countries outside the region 
  • Develop greater skills in cultural research, analysis and promotion 
  • Advance your career through a deeper understanding of the history and current status of the region 
  • Explore the Caribbean 
Then this degree is for you!  

This programme strives for diversity of origin. We wish to have complements of students from both within the Caribbean and outside, to deepen the connections between the region and the rest of the world. 

Why Study in Barbados

Come for a full degree in a multicultural learning environment. The Cave Hill Campus is particularly diverse among the UWI’s four landed campuses, so you will meet students from across the region.  Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies at one of the world’s top institutions 

We welcome local, international and regional students. 

Additional Information

Some courses are taught in the evening to accommodate anyone already working. 

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MA
  • Duration: 1 year (FT) or 2 years (PT)


Programme Details

5 courses approved by the Faculty of Humanities & Education must be taken.  
You will do courses in: 
  1. Caribbean Linguistic and Cultural Identity 
  1. Language and media 
  1. Pedagogy 
  1. Creative arts (theatre, writing, visual arts) 
You will also complete a compulsory research paper of 15,000-20,000 words (30-40 pages). 

We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available. Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget. View Tuition Costs »

Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year. Visit the Admissions website to Apply Now ». 

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
Telephone: (246) 417-4402/4/5 Fax:(246) 424-0634 Email: