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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature


Minor in Communication Studies

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About the Programme

Discover the ins and outs of communication! 
Apply to do a minor in Communication Studies at the Cave Hill Campus of The UWI in Barbados and prepare for a life of effectively crafting messages to your target audiences. 

What Will I Study?

You will discover: 
  • how we learn to communicatethrough speech, writing, gesture and more  
  • how to excel at public speaking  
  • how to write for print and broadcast media 
  • how to condense complex articles into social media-friendly messages 
  • how to enhance your business communication skills 

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 


Our Communication Studies faculty specialise in Critical Media Studies, Creative Visual Research Methods, and Barbadian political discourse (both visual and linguistic).

Career Opportunities

If you want to become a: 
  • Corporate Communications Specialist 
  • Journalist 
  • Public Relations Practitioner 
  • Digital Media Manager 
  • Speech Writer 
  • Blogger 
  • Advertising Account Executive 
Then this degree is for you!

Why Study in Barbados

Come for a semester on Study Abroad or do a full degree in a multicultural learning environment.  Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies at one of the world’s top institutions.
We welcome local, regional and international students. 

Additional Information

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

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BA
  • Duration: 4 years part time, 3 years full time


Programme Details

Five (5) courses approved by the Faculty of Humanities & Education must be taken.  
You will do courses in: 
  • Introduction to Human Communication 
  • Introduction to Public Speaking 
  • Production Tools 
  • Writing for Mass Media 
  • Communication and Caribbean Society 
  • Communication Theory 

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 view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now ». 

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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