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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of History and Philosophy


MSc/MA Reparatory Justice

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About the Programme

This double degree Masters programme offers an opportunity to work with scholars in Reparatory Justice at The UWI and the University of Glasgow (UofG). With a focus on the Caribbean and slavery reparations, the programme draws on reparative justice case studies in global contexts.

What Will I Study?

You will :

  • Graduate with a degree from both The UWI and UG
  • Examine the history of anti-blackness and racism
  • Evaluate the political economy of colonialism and racial slavery
  • Explore the intellectual traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora and their roles in the development of the Reparation Movement 
  • Investigate theories of justice and their relationship with Reparation
  • Develop skills in the assessment of global approaches to Reparation and Reparatory Justice
  • Apply reparatory justice skills and analysis to national, regional and/or international cases

Career Opportunities

  • Lobbyist
  • Advocate
  • Law and Justice
  • Journalist/ Writer
  • Education
  • Policymaker
  • Researcher

Additional Information

This course is taught in a hybrid and online format for students registered in both the Caribbean and the UK. Therefore class times will try to maximise the participation of both groups during the day.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 24 months Part-time, 12 months Full-time


Programme Details

The MA in Reparatory Justice programme comprises Sixteen (16) credits from the core courses under the MSc/MA Reparatory Justice programme;  Eight (8) credits for two electives selected from the electives offered under the MA in Reparatory Justice programme; and a the research component, for twelve (12) credits. See complete course list.

You must do these courses:

  • JUST 6001 The Pedagogy of Reparatory Justice (The UWI)
  • JUST 6002 Slavery, Conflict and Human Rights (The UWI)
  • HIST 5162 Reparations Now (UG)
  • HIST 5161 Qualitative Approaches to the Study of Political Violence (UG)

And a Research Project

Full-time fees

  • UK/Caribbean students: £10,050
  • EU/International students: £22,140

Part-time fees
  • UK/Caribbean students: £1,117 per 20 credits
  • Additional Fees: Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £370
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £350
  • Registration/exam only fee: £170
See,additionalfees for information on available scholarships

For Entry Requirements see Applications will be processed through the UG website.

Prof. Verene Shepherd: Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees in History from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus; and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Dr Christine Whyte: BA (Hons) in Humanities, Open University; MSc in History and Theory of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; PhD in Global History, Eidgenцssische Technische Hochschule Zürich; Post-doctoral research fellowships at Bielefeld Universität, Bayreuth University, Yale University and the University of Kent.

Dr Tara Inniss: PhD (UWI) MSD (UNSW) BA Hons. (York, Canada); Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy and Deputy Dean (Planning) in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus. 

Dr Sonjah Niaah: Director of the Institute of Caribbean Studies & the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI) at Mona, and the inaugural Rhodes Trust Rex Nettleford Fellow in Cultural Studies (2005); Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the UWI, Mona Campus. 
Dr Ramona Bilholar: LL.B. (Hons.) (UBB, UNIZAR) LL.M. (UUTR) Ph.D. (UUTR); Lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Faculty of Law on Mona Campus