MSc Development Studies Online

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Program Description

MSc. in Development Studies online programme (General or Concentrations in Social Development Policy, Economic Development Policy or Governance and Public Policy)

The MSc Development Studies is a one-year (two years, part-time) programme offered by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES). In keeping with the UWI’s vision, the MSc in Development Studies is designed to produce graduates with specialized leadership skills for development and an interdisciplinary grasp of the Social Sciences.

It will:

  • Expose students to recent social, economic and political developments especially in small developing countries
  • Facilitate an understanding of the principles and practices of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation
  • Equip students to use quantitative and qualitative techniques in decision-making; and
  • Equip students with the skills to undertake research in policy analysis.

In addition to a firm grounding in contemporary social, political and economic affairs, the degree features a novel leadership seminar, a practical in-course approach to research methodology and a technical writing seminar.

SALISES offers a small group atmosphere, its own Documentation Centre, and dedicated administrative staff in three locations across the Caribbean (Mona, Jamaica; Cave Hill, Barbados and St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago). Students will be able to call in or visit for assistance.

Last updated May 2019

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With a unique assimilation of graduate teaching and research, SALISES offers two excellent programmes at the MSc and MPhil/ Ph.D. levels. The courses are mainly delivered by research fellows with a st ... Read More

With a unique assimilation of graduate teaching and research, SALISES offers two excellent programmes at the MSc and MPhil/ Ph.D. levels. The courses are mainly delivered by research fellows with a strong history of research and excellent teaching. Conceptualized and implemented by former Director Professor Brian Meeks, SALISES has become known for its inter-faculty and inter-campus research clusters which examine social, political and economic issues facing small island developing states. Read less