The University of West Indies - Mona Campus

Introduction

The oldest UWI Campus, Mona, Jamaica encompasses 653 acres of land nestled in a lush valley formerly part of two large sugar estates.

Scattered throughout the campus are the famous historic ruins of a roman-style aqueduct, water wheel, and other remnants of the sugar works which once stood on the site. A campus rich with history and infused with the warm culture of the island is the perfect combination.

The Mona campus, located in Northern Kingston, encompasses 653 acres of land formerly part of two large sugar estates, Papine and Mona. Scattered throughout the campus are the famous historic ruins of a Roman-style aqueduct, water wheel, and other remnants of the sugar works which once stood on the site. The campus is nestled in a lush valley embraced by Long Mountain to the south and the southernmost peaks of the famous Blue Mountain Range to the North. Mona is perhaps one of the most scenic areas in Greater Kingston, with the surrounding mountains providing a verdant backdrop which enhances the serene atmosphere of the campus.

  • Established 1948 as a College of the University of London.
  • Gained full University status in 1962
  • Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountain Range, the picturesque Mona Campus is spread over some 653 acres. The Campus is rich in historical remains, the dominant feature being the century-old aqueduct that served the former sugar estate.
  • Total enrolment: Approximately 11,000
  • 50% of undergraduates are under 25
  • 68% of postgraduates are over age 30
  • 2% of all students are over age 50
  • Vice Chancellor: Prof. E. Nigel Harris
  • Principal: Prof. Gordon Shirley
  • Campus Registrar: Dr. Camille Bell-Hutchinson
This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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Master

MPhil & PhD in Cultural Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 7 years September 2016 Jamaica Mona + 1 more

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) offers programmes leading to the MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Cultural Studies. Each programme is offered on a... [+]

MPhil & PhD in Cultural Studies

 

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) offers programmes leading to the MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Cultural Studies. Each programme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis and requires both course work and a research component.

 

Entry Requirements (M.Phil./Ph.D.)

The minimum requirement for admission to the MA degree programme is a Lower Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent. To be admitted to the MPhil and PhD programmes, applicants must have attained at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent from a tertiary level institution. In exceptional cases, the Campus Committee may accept applicants without a degree who have acquired experiential knowledge and can demonstrate competencies in the field of Cultural Studies.All applications for the MPhil and PhD degrees must be accompanied by a research proposal. An interview will form part of the selection process.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Food and Agro-Processing Technology

Campus Full time Part time 16 - 28 months September 2016 Jamaica Mona + 1 more

The Master of Science in Food and Agro-Processing Technology (M.Sc. FAPT) is a professional programme designed to produce highly skilled technical graduates... [+]

MSc in Food and Agro-Processing Technology

 

The Master of Science in Food and Agro-Processing Technology (M.Sc. FAPT) is a professional programme designed to produce highly skilled technical graduates who are on the cutting edge of innovation in the food and agro-processing sectors. With the support of internationally recognized faculty, graduates will gain a competitive advantage for employment in both the private and public sectors.The M.Sc. FAPT is offered both on a full time (16 months) and a part time (28 months) basis. A post-graduate diploma (full time only) is also offered.Special emphasis has been placed on the Processed Food Value Chain in the design of this programme and the integration of the core courses therein. In addition, the novel inclusion of a course on "Agro-processing Problem Solving" is intended to provide students with the relevant tools to tackle problems in processing - from selection of inputs (by primary producers) to product failure in the market (detected by consumers).The Master of Science in Food and Agro-Processing Technology is the latest taught masters programme offered by the Department of Chemistry.... [-]


MSc in Forensic Science

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2016 Jamaica Mona + 1 more

The programme combines rigorous scientific and laboratory training with exposure to the breath of forensic science disciplines and further specialization... [+]

MSc in Forensic Science

 

Specializations/Options:

Forensic Chemistry Forensic Molecular Biology Forensic Pathology & Anthropology Forensic Toxicology

 

 

Programme Objectives

On completion of this programme students are expected to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the areas that are essential to forensic science Apply basic forensic science concepts to problem solving necessary for success in a modern forensic science laboratory Demonstrate professional values, concepts and ethics Provide expert testimony in the court Demonstrate integration of knowledge and skills through a variety of experiences and Tools such as comprehensive examinations, thesis, and research project. ... [-]

MSc in Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management

Campus Full time September 2016 Jamaica Mona

The M.Sc. in Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management commenced in September 1998 in response to the need for increased capacity... [+]

MSc in Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management

 

The M.Sc. in Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management commenced in September 1998 in response to the need for increased capacity building in the area of environmental management in the region. The programme consists of four core courses, five specialisation streams, and a research project. The entire course of study covers a twelve month period.A good honours degree is required for entry into the programme and the selection is made on a competitive basis, owing to the constraints on the number of places available each year.

 

 

Modules

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MSc in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems

Campus Full time Part time 15 - 18 months September 2016 Jamaica Mona + 1 more

The programme will cover selected aspects of biodiversity associated with Jamaican aquatic and terrestrial environments, with a greater emphasis on their... [+]

MSc in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Assessment, Conservation & Management

 

This programme is offered jointly by the Department of Life Sciences and Environmental Management Unit (EMU) and is a speciallisation of the overarching MSc in Natural Resources Management.The programme will cover selected aspects of biodiversity associated with Jamaican aquatic and terrestrial environments, with a greater emphasis on their management, conservation and sustainable use. At the end of this programme students will be able to:

identify the issues affecting terrestrial and marine communities and the processes which make these systems unique, appropriately use GIS, Geoinformatics, remote sensing as well as other environmental tools in the study of the environment, outline environmental management strategies that integrate biological, political, legal, social and ethical issues as well as design appropriate interventions to conserve threatened species and environments, execute sound research for monitoring and providing solutions for problems related to the environment. ... [-]

MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Jamaica Mona + 1 more

The Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies serves, not only to complement the professional training of the senior managers of the security sector... [+]

MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies

 

The Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies serves, not only to complement the professional training of the senior managers of the security sector, but in many instances, provides them with the opportunity of exposure to the rigours of Graduate Studies in a field very applicable to their day to day activities.The educational emphasis is placed on a policy oriented approach, as well as on critical examination of the theories and concepts that have influenced regional strategic, defence and anti-crime policies. Particular attention is paid to emerging strategic trends that pose long-term challenges to Caribbean security as a region and individual countries, and raise complex trade-offs for policy makers.The Programme aims at providing a better understanding of:... [-]


MSc in Telecom Policy & Technology Management

Campus Part time 24 months September 2016 Jamaica Mona

The TPM Masters Programme seeks to meet the demand for advanced training of telecommunication executives and technical specialists in the... [+]

MSc in Telecom Policy & Technology Management

 

The TPM Masters Programme seeks to meet the demand for advanced training of telecommunication executives and technical specialists in the specialized areas of Policy, Technology and Management. It builds on the earlier MRP Programme offered out of the St. Augustine Campus of the UWI, but with a new emphasis on telecoms management and ICT policy.The Master of Science in Telecommunications Policy and technology Management will strengthen the capacity of regional telecommunications and ICT managers, technical and engineering personnel, regulators and policy makers through advanced level academic tuition. The programme's emphasis will be on practical application of technology and information systems management to the development of the sector and the wider caribbean.... [-]