Department of Government, Sociology & Social Work
Graduate Programmes: MSc Integration Studies

Introduction
This programme is a response to the development of the Caribbean as a regional bloc and the need to understand globalisation and its implications for Caribbean development. The programme has been designed to create a cadre of graduates with advanced technical competence in specialized areas of knowledge, as well as to establish the foundation needed for related programmes to address the many consequences of integration for small regions like the Caribbean, covering issues such as the implications of regional integration movements for development processes, as well as the implications for related requirements of governance associated with evolving integration.

Objectives
The MSc Integration Studies degree is designed for the production of graduates who are:

  • Fully seized of the integration experience particularly of the commonwealth Caribbean as well as wide-ranging global comparative exposure to the development processes linked to integration and its socio-political consequences. 
  • Equipped with detailed understanding of the most up to date developments in the Regional Integration process and equipped to interact in the explanation of these developments or the furtherance of policy to enhance this development.
  • Appreciative of International Relations policy and the nature of the international economy as well as relationships to business, government and policy.
     
Entry Requirements
To qualify for entry candidates should normally possess a least a Second Class honours degree in Political Science/International Relations and or other Social Sciences, Law, History or related fields from an internationally accredited university.

Duration
The programme can be completed in twelve months of full-time study, including the courses, the practicum and the research paper. Candidates have a maximum of 36 months to complete all programme requirements.

Programme Structure/Course of Study

Students are required to gain 42 credits through successful completion of 5 compulsory and 4 elective courses (3 credits each), the practicum (9 credits) and the research paper (6 credits). The three-month practicum component commences after participants have completed the first semester’s courses and the research paper is undertaken after the other components are complete.

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Duration: 12 months if full time,
                 otherwise, no more than 36 months
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Department of Government Sociology & Social Work
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