M.Ed. On Campus

Social Context and Education Policy

12 months
18525 USD/year
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Social Context and Education Policy from The University of the West Indies is designed to provide educators with an understanding of how social, cultural, philosophical, and institutional forces shaping education systems, student learning, and educational policies, within the Caribbean region. 


Social Context and Education Policy from The University of the West Indies is intended to provide those in the field of education with relevant knowledge, skills and competencies required to more effectively address the underlying issues and challenges in contemporary education.


  • An educator/education worker/education leader, with skills which allow for flexibility in an education based career in formal and non-formal educational settings; and 
  • An educator with a passion to pursue further research based studies into the fundamental problems facing Caribbean teaching and learning

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues in Education
  • Advanced Sociology of Education
  • Caribbean Ideologies and Policies in Education
  • Citizenship Education, Democracy and Global Trends Creole Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


40 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

  • A Bachelor’s degree of at least Lower Second Class Honours and the Diploma in Education of The University of the West Indies or any other diploma or certificate in Education acceptable to the School of Education;
  • A Bachelor’s degree with courses in Education acceptable to the School of Education; 
  • A Bachelor’s degree and a Teacher’s College Certificate that are both acceptable to the School of Education;
  • The Bachelor of Education Degree of the UWI or 
  • Any qualification deemed to be equivalent by the appropriate committee of the Faculty of Humanities and Education.
  • Application Processing Fee
  • 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

    18525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18525 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • International students Part-Time: 9525 USD
  • UGC-Funded for national students: BDS$ 6,000.00 and 3,000.00 for part time option per year.

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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