12 months
2013 USD/year
2013 USD/year
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Literacy Studies from The University of the West Indies is designed to assist literacy professionals-classroom teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers and supervisors - to acquire the higher levels of knowledge and skills to make contributions to literacy development in the region.   


At Literacy Studies from The University of the West Indies emphasis is placed on the content and process of best literacy practices and the theory to inform these practices in the context of particular professional roles.

Students at Literacy Studies from The University of the West Indies will:

  • Become familiar with best literacy practices and current research

  • Develop the expertise to lead literacy related projects and other forms of support that enhance literacy development

  • Develop framework for literacy instruction and assessment in the context of particular settings

  • Take leadership roles in developing and supporting literacy programmes at different levels of the educational system

  • View children’s literacy development in such a way that assessing children’s achievement and planning instruction mutually influence each other in everyday classroom activities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching and Learning in a Creole-Speaking Environment
  • Assessment of Literacy Performance
  • Advanced Research Seminar in Literacy
  • The Teaching of Writing as Literacy Development 
  • Literacy Theory, Policy and Practice at the Primary Level
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first degree at or above the Lower Second Honours Level; or a grade point average equivalent to a B or above; and A professional qualification in teaching such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate, or an approved equivalent. 
  • Original Copies of your Supporting Documents
  • Official Transcript

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2013 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2013 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    2013 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2013 USD per year during 12 months.



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