M.Sc. On Campus


The University of the West Indies

18 months
8333 USD/year
8254 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Sociology at The University of the West Indies is a strategic response to a need for critical research that seeks to document, assess and predict sociological factors that affect and are affected by social constructs, institutions and conditions.  


The Sociology program offered by The University of the West Indies is designed to build upon and advance participants theoretical and applied knowledge of sociology and prepare them for careers at the tertiary or secondary school levels or in local, regional or international research, policy or advocacy organizations This programme is geared towards advancing students into the doctorate in philosophy programme in sociology

Graduates with M.S. in Sociology from The University of the West Indies will:

  • learn about a range of "classic" and "contemporary" sociological theory which includes an emphasis on Caribbean scholars and theorists;
  • gain skills necessary to analyse, construct, and explicate theories as explanatory systems;
  • gain skills necessary to collect, analyse, and interpret data, including basic and intermediate statistics and regression models
  • gain basic computer software skills in statistical packages for the social sciences;
  • develop the skills necessary to conduct sociological research and organise results competently in writing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Sociological Theory
  • Social Construction of Reality
  • Race & Ethnicity Studies Specialisation
  • Race, Colonialism and Culture
  • Construction of Race in the Caribbean & Americas
  • Social Development, Policy & Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Processing Fee (BDS $30 for applicants from  contributing countries OR US $30 for applicants from a non-contributing countries)
  • Birth Certificate (certified or notarized copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae (2 copies)
  • Two (2) Referee reports (PDF)
  • Professional Certificates/Diplomas
  • Marriage Certificate (where applicable) (certified or notarised copy)
  • Legal Affidavit or deed poll if your present name is different from that on the Birth Certificate (certified or notarised copy)
  • To qualify for entry candidates should normally possess a least a Second Class honours degree and at least one undergraduate course in each of the following areas: Sociology, Research Methods, Caribbean Social Problems, and Caribbean History.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    8254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12382 USD for the full programme during 18 months.

BDS $25,000

Living costs for Bridgetown

1960 - 2590 BBD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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