18 months
8333 USD/year
8254 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Gender Studies from The University of the West Indies seeks to analyse theoretical approaches to gender and development while localizing them in the regional context and beyond.  


At Gender Studies from The University of the West Indies emphasis is placed on exposing students to the importance of appreciating difference vis-à-vis gender and other social categories of analysis. Beyond familiarizing students with the key analytical debates in the field of gender and development, the programme also considers diverse analytical tools and theoretical approaches for the analysis of development theories from a uniquely gendered perspective.


As part of the MSc. course of study, you will be familiairzed with a variety of contemporary issues, solutions and methods in and around gender and development. In turn, some of the career that you will be eligible for are:

  • Gender Specialist / Advisor.
  • Consultant 
  • Policy Advisor
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Feminist Theorizing 
  • Feminist Epistemology and Methodology 
  • Issues in Caribbean Feminism and Gender Relations 
  • Gender Analysis for Development, Policy and Planning 
  • Sexualities, Bodies and Power in Society 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


35 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a First Degree with at least lower 2nd Class Honours (GPA 2.0-2.99). Preference will be given to students with some prior training in gender studies.  This could include the UWI Minor in Gender and Development or Gender Studies or its equivalent.
  • 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)

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 for national students. 

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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