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MPhil. in Gender & Development Studies

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About the Programme

The MPhil in Gender and Development offers rigorous and advanced training in the inter-disciplinary field of gender. This course is designed for those students wishing to undertake further research in the field or in preparation for a PhD. Primarily, the course is offered to students who have obtained at least an Upper Second Class (Honours) undergraduate degree or equivalent. Students with undergraduate degrees but no related training are required to fulfill at least 9 credits (3 courses) prior to admission. 
The MPhil is a research degree with three core courses, two non-credit programme seminars and a thesis. Candidates may pursue the MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis.

What Will I Study?

The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to the methods, exisitng, contemporary and front-line research that drive gender analysis in soceity from a uniquely Caribbean perspective. Ultimately, upon completion, students will be able to:
  • use a range of methods for gathering, analysing and interpreting research materials. 
  • construct appropriate research designs with suitable research question(s). 
  • interpret complex research publications.
  • independently conduct primary research.

Facilities and Resources

For more information on student resources and facilities, please see the student handbook.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates from this programme are succesfully prepared and desirable for a variety of roles including journalistic, academic and governmental opportunities including:

Gender Specialist / Advisor
Researcher (Specialist)
Lecturer / University Research Fellow
Policy Specialist

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: MPhil/PhD
  • Duration: 18 months (full time) or 24 months (part-time)

Contact


Programme Details

Students pursuing the M.Phil. in Gender and Development are required to complete the following core courses:
 
GEND 6700: Advanced Feminist Theory
 
GEND 6710: Issues in Caribbean Feminism and Gender Relations
 
GEND 6720: Feminist Methodology and Epistemology


 
 

For information on financing options available through the university please visit the Fees, Financial Aid and Scholarships information page: 

https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/financial/fees.aspx

Entry Requirements:

The course is offered to students who have obtained at least an Upper Second Class (Honours) undergraduate degree or equivalent. Students with undergraduate degrees but no related training are required to fulfill at least 9 credits (3 courses) prior to admission. 
The MPhil is a research degree with three core courses, two non-credit programme seminars and a thesis. Candidates may pursue the MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis.

For more information please see the student handbook.

Institute for Gender & Development Studies
Telephone: (246) 417-4490/4493 Fax:(246) 424-3822 Email: gender@cavehill.uwi.edu