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  • Humanities & Education
  • Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities & Education

Education-Based (B.Ed.)

Three Years (without Teacher Training) Full-Time

(Limited options: History, English Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies/Geography and Language Education: Literacy Studies)

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) including English Language AND two double Units Cape subjects or 2 GCE A-Level subjects in relevant area
  • Two Years Full-Time or Three Years Part-Time (Teacher Trained) Teachers' College Certificate in relevant area + 4 GCE (A-C)/CXC grades (I-III) including English Language OR
  • Three years Secondary Teachers’ College Diploma in relevant area + English Language

Humanities-based (B.A.)

Three Years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level / BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) including English Language AND two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 GCE A-Level subjects (one of which must be a Humanities subject for which courses are taught at the University). Strongly recommended : A foreign language
  • Individuals without a foreign language pass, at least at CXC CSEC, will be required to take a least one of the basic foreign languages courses.
  • Applicants for the Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise Management programme must have CSEC/BGCSE Mathematics

Four Years Part-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O’Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) including English Language. Strongly recommended:A Foreign Language. Individuals without a foreign language pass, at least at CXC CSEC, will be required to take a least one of the basic foreign languages courses.

Faculty Of Medical Sciences

A.Sc. Child Development Therapy

Two years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Levels/ BGCSE (Grades A-C) in English Language, Mathematics, Biology

NOTE: Departmental requirements (2 references) Mature entry (applicants must be over 21 years) with recognition of experience in the field will be considered.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) / Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)/ Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M)

Five years Full-Time (applicants must be at least 18 years old in year of admission)

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Levels/ BGCSE (Grades A-C) in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics AND Three double Units CAPE subjects or 3 A- Level subjects including Chemistry, Biology and any other subject.

NOTE: Physics and Mathematics are compulsory at the CSEC/BGCSE level, whereas Biology and Chemistry are compulsory at CAPE/A-Levels

OR

  • UWI Introductory year in Science & Technology Courses in Biology, Chemistry and one other OR Triple Major Associate from an approved community colleges degree majoring in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject with GPA greater than 3.5.

OR

  • Equivalent qualifications (as determined from transcripts).

Non-Academic Considerations

  • All candidates are required to submit a short autobiographic sketch outlining the reasons for their career choice (300 words or less) Candidates must also produce evidence of their involvement in relevant extra-curricular/co-curricular activities, socially-oriented projects and voluntary community service in the year prior to their application.

B.Sc. Diagnostic Imaging (Radiography)

Three years Full-Time

Six CSEC subjects, (General Proficiency Grades 1-III or equivalents) in English Language, Mathematics or Physics, Biology or Human and Social Biology, one other science subject in addition to two other subjects.

Applicant must attend an interview.

B.Sc. Nursing

Four Years Full-Time (applicants should be at least 17 years old at the time of admission)

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language, Biology/Integrated Science/Human and Social Biology, Mathematics and two other approved subjects AND Two double Units at CAPE (one subject from Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and one subject from any of the other subject areas, as specified by the Nursing Council of Jamaica).
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

B.Sc. Physical Therapy

Three Years Full-Time (applicants should be at least 18 years old at time of admission)

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level /BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language, Mathematics and Biology AND Two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 A- Level subjects, chosen from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology.
  • Complete 60 voluntary hours in a Physical Therapy facility at the time of admission; at least 30 of which must be spent in a general hospital. Candidate must make their own arrangements for doing voluntary hours Applicant must attend an interview.

Bachelor of Basic Medical Sciences (BBMedSci)

Three years Full-Time

(Options: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology)

  • Five CSEC (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics AND Two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 A- Level subjects chosen from Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics/Mathematics OR UWI Preliminary Pure and Applied Science Courses – Chemistry, Life Sciences, Physics, Mathematics OR Equivalent qualifications (as determined from transcripts).
  • NOTE: Students registered in the Bachelor of Basic Medical Sciences Programme cannot transfer to the MB,BS Programme. However,on completion can apply to the MB, BS Programme where credits may be granted.

Faculty Of Law

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Three years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O’Level /BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language AND Two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 GCE A Level (passes with highly competitive grades) OR An Associate Degree from an approved tertiary level institution with a GPA of 2.5 [3.5 for St. Augustine] and above

OR

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree from an approved university.

Faculty Of Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Engineering)

Three years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O’Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics AND Two double Units CAPE or 2 GCE A Level passes in Pure/Pure & Applied Mathematics and Physics OR Equivalent qualifications from approved tertiary institution.

NOTE: Holders of Associate degrees or diplomas from approved Caribbean tertiary level institutions must possess a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 or 65% and above.

Special Departmental Requirements (in addition to requirements above) For Civil, Electrical & Computer, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering]

  • Two double Units CAPE or 2 GCE A Level passes in Pure/Pure & Applied Mathematics and Physics and CSEC or GCE O-Level /BGCSE Chemistry

For Chemical and Process Engineering

  • Three double Units CAPE or GCE A-Level passes in Chemistry, Pure/Pure & Applied Mathematics and Physics.

For Petroleum Geoscience

  • Three double Units CAPE or GCE A Level in Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry and Geography.

For Bachelor of Science Geomatics (formerly Surveying and Land Information (B.Sc.).

Three years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O’Level /BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language, Physics and Mathematics AND Two double Units CAPE or 2 GCE A Level passes in Pure/Pure & Applied Mathematics and any one of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Geography, Engineering Science, Economics, Technical Drawing or equivalent subject.

Bachelor of Science Land Management (Valuation) (B.Sc.)

Three years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O’Level /BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language and Mathematics AND Two double Units CAPE or GCE A-Level in Accounting, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Pure/Pure & Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science, or other relevant subject.

Faculty Of Science & Technology (B.Sc.)

Three Years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language, Mathematics, and at least two approved laboratory science subjects AND Two double Units CAPE or 2 GCE A- Level subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.

Four Years Full-Time (Preliminary Level)

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Levels/BGCSE (Grades A-C) which must include English Language, Mathematics, and at least two approved laboratory science subjects

    Special Departmental Requirements (in addition to requirements above).

Horticulture

  • Applicants must have passes at the CSEC level in the following: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Chemistry and passes at the CAPE Level in Biology, Geography or Chemistry OR an Associate Degree in an appropriate discipline.

Actuarial Science

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language, Mathematics AND Two double Units CAPE in Mathematics and one other subject with highly competitive grades.

Faculty Of Social Sciences (B.Sc.)

Three Years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language and Mathematics AND Two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 GCE A-Level subjects.

NOTE: Departmental requirements apply for B.Sc. Social Work (2 references, personal statement, co-curricular form and or interview).

Four Years Part-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level / BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) with compulsory English Language and Mathematics.

Institute for Gender & Development Studies

Three Years Full-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language and Mathematics AND Two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 GCE A-Level subjects.

Four Years Part-Time

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level / BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) with compulsory English Language and Mathematics.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: English Language is compulsory for admission to all programmes of The University of the West Indies. Candidates who do not possess a Grade 1 in CSEC English A, a Grade A in GCE O’Level / BGCSE English Language, Grade 1or 2 in CAPE Communication Studies or a Grade A in the GCE General Paper, are required to take an English Language Proficiency Test on entry.

Applicants whose first language is not English must perform satisfactorily in an approved English Language Test, such as the Test of English for Foreign Language (TOEFL). For information of TOEFL please visit www.toefl.org

Other Acceptable Qualifications

  • Associates degree from approved Caribbean tertiary level institutions with a minimum GAP of 2.5 and above are considered as having satisfied normal matriculation requirements for entry to certain faculties. In specific instances credit/exemptions may be given in respect of Level 1 courses. – higher GPA is required in order to obtain CR/Exemption based on Associate of .Science degrees.

Non Regional Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • SAT/ Advanced Placement
  • ACT
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

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