Close Menu


The Department of Government fully participates in the University’s mission of "To advance education and create knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, public service, intellectual leadership and outreach in order to support the inclusive (social, economic, political, cultural, environmental) development of the Caribbean region and beyond" UWI Strategic Plan 2012-2017.The Department seeks to achieve this objective by providing quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in the following disciplines:

  • Political Science Political Leadership, Strategy and Management
  • Comparative Politics
  • Politics and International Cooperation
  • International Public and Development Management
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy Management
  • Criminology
  • African Politics

The Department of Government has a rich history of research, teaching, leadership, scholarship, public service, mentorship and student achievement. It represents a broad and changing spectrum of innovative interests, backgrounds, and approaches that will appease your interests while offering the possibility of several career options.

One of our main aims is to develop a cadre of individuals who will be able to tackle the many existing as well as emerging government, business and societal related challenges and, proffer the relevant innovative solutions. Our undergraduate, masters and research students come from all parts of Jamaica, other Caribbean countries and around the world as do our academic faculty. Thus, the Department has a strong multidimensional character. Our alumni can be found in some of the leading areas of diplomacy and international trade; political science and management; journalism and communication; government, non-governmental and business organizations; donor agencies, international foundations and global philanthropic institutions in the region and across the world.

Top of Page