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“Welcome to the Mona Campus Unit of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS MU). We offer a Minor in Gender and Development Studies and the only BSc in Gender and Development in the Caribbean. You can complete the BSc (Gender and Development) with a Minor (e.g. Psychology, Criminology, Law) or complete a Double Major (e.g. Gender and History). By choosing a Major, Minor or free elective course in Gender and Development Studies you have begun an exciting and highly relevant pathway to future employment.” 

Dr Karen Carpenter, Head of the Department.




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Find out about the variety of programmes and courses offered by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies


Life After IGDS

Students with a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Gender and Development, can pursue career opportunities in:

  • International Organizations (eg. UN)
  • Gender Consultancies
  • Research Consultancies
  • NGOs: Rights Advocacy
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Career Counselling
  • Guidance Counselling
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy  (Specialists/Analysts)
  • Development Planning
  • Policy Planning (Education, Health)
  • Social Policy Research
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Cultural and Community Affairs
  • Marketing 
  • Health Industry
  • Law and Security Services 
  • Family Planning Advising
  • Teaching & Early Childhood Education
  • Financial Advising
  • Actuary
  • Economics and Financial Planning
  • Customer Services
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Mediation 



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