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Faculty of Humanities and Education

School of Education


Curriculum Studies

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About the Programme

Course participants are invited to examine and re-envision beliefs about personal practice and education training.

Participants build on and refine expertise in curriculum against the backdrop of theoretical foundations of curriculum, curriculum design and curriculum innovation and change.

What Will I Study?

You will discover:

  • The dynamic and interesting nature of curriculum and instruction - from design to evaluation
  • Your role as an instructional leader, as a change agent - why do some people resist change while others embrace it?
  • Your creative imagination as you design effective learning opportunities for all ages e.g. through the integration of Universal Design with Differentiated Instruction
  • Your technical ability and dexterity as you effectively use technology to facilitate the design, delivery and management of face-to-face, online and blended/hybrid instruction

Career Opportunities

If you want to:

  • Advance your career as an educator, whether in a primary, secondary or tertiary institution or a non-school setting
  • Contribute at the national level e.g. at the Ministry of Education, TVET Council etc. as a Curriculum Officer/Specialist
  • Contribute at the regional level e.g. at a testing and assessment organisation such as CXC as a Curriculum Specialist
  • Continue to the Postgraduate programme

Then this degree is for you!

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MEd
  • Duration: 1 year : Full-Time ; 2 years : Part-Time


Programme Details

You will complete courses in:

  • Curriculum Foundations
  • Curriculum Design for Caribbean Settings
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
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Tuition remission may be available for Barbadian students. Several scholarships and financial aid are available for non-Barbadian students.  

Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget. View Tuition Costs »

Admission to the Master of Education programme will normally require:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree of at least Lower Second Class Honours and the Diploma in Education of The University of the West Indies or any other diploma or certificate in Education acceptable to the School of Education;
  2. A Bachelor’s degree with courses in Education acceptable to the School of Education; 
  3. A Bachelor’s degree and a Teacher’s College Certificate that are both acceptable to the School of Education;
  4. The Bachelor of Education Degree of the UWI or 
  5. Any qualification deemed to be equivalent by the appropriate committee of the Faculty of Humanities and Education.


If you have questions about the Master of Education with specialisation in Curriculum Studies, please e-mail, Dr Margaret Niles (

For general queries about our Master of Education programmes, please e-mail