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Graduate Programmes

The Faculty of Law offers five graduate programmes – The UWI LLM (Master of Laws) Corporate & Commercial Law, The UWI LLM Public Law, the MPhil/PHD (Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy) in Law programme as well as the LLM Intellectual Property in Creative and Cultural Industries.

The UWI LLM programme fulfils the mission of The University of The West Indies by advancing legal education and creating knowledge through excellence in teaching, intellectual leadership and outreach. It supports the social, economic, political, cultural, environmental development of the Caribbean region and beyond.  It serves The UWI’s vision by providing innovative, internationally competitive legal education with a specific focus on West Indian law. By relying upon eLearning technologies, the UWI LLM caters to an international student base, including the wider Caribbean diaspora.

Corporate & Commercial Law

The Corporate and Commercial Law programme aims to enhance the ability of lawyers and other qualified persons working in the corporate and financial services sector throughout the region to function more effectively in such areas as Corporate Law, Offshore Financial Law, Corporate Finance, Insolvency Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Public Law

The Public Law programme aims to provide legal practitioners, magistrates, senior public servants and other qualified persons with advanced training and a deeper understanding of issues in the core subjects of Constitutional and Administrative Law, in addition to others relevant to the regulation of public authorities, so as to enable them to represent their clients more effectively before the courts.

Intellectual Property in Creative and Cultural Industries

This programme is currently not being offered.

This LLM (Intellectual Property in Creative & Cultural Industries) programme offers students the unique opportunity for specialized study of intellectual property law applied to creative and cultural industries. It will attract and train students from Jamaica, the Caribbean, and other jurisdictions who are interested in acquiring professionally relevant knowledge and practical skills in this area of law.
The cost of each LLM Programme is USD 10,000.
The cost of each Post Graduate Diploma programme is USD 6,650.

MPhil & PhD Programmes

The MPhil and PhD programmes consist of the following components: coursework, seminar presentations and the submission of theses. Students in the MPhil and PhD degree programme should determine with their supervisor which taught courses, from the list of prescribed courses as well as the list of optional courses, would satisfy the credit requirements.

Cost of the Programmes



Part time – US$1,250 per year

Full time – US$2,500 per year

Part time – US$1,000 per year

Full time – US$2,000 per year


Part Time - US $1,667 per course

Full TIme - US $10,000 per programme 


Graduate Diploma 

Part Time - US $6,650

Full Time - US $1,667

Contact information for the Faculty of Law

Deputy Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Dr Christopher Malcolm
Tel: (876) 927-1855, (876) 702-4392,  (876) 977-4860,
(876) 438-8594 Fax: (876) 970-1242 
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