The programme is designed to prepare participants who will be able to:
administer educational programmes in higher educational facilities, especially at the tertiary level; expose students to modern techniques and approaches to programme administration; improve the efficiency and effectiveness of programme outcomes so as to respond adequately to the needs of clients and stakeholders in higher educational systems; conduct basic research in order to understand the challenges of a complex education system; use the results of research along with inputs of stakeholders and experts in the field to solve problems facing higher education; design appropriate systems so as to respond to the needs of higher education in a globalized education marketplace.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must:
Have a minimum of a lower second class Bachelor’s degree from UWI or an approved institution; satisfy whatever special Faculty requirements that may exist for entry to certain specializations and courses.
This programme consists of 36 credits and is offered along two alternate tracks. Option A is for students pursuing course work only. Under Option A, students are required to complete 15 credits from the Compulsory Core courses and 21 credits from the specialization or 15 credits from the specialization along with two (2) electives (6 credits). Of the 15 compulsory credits, required under this alternative, 9 credits will be required from three (3) designated Research Courses. Students pursuing Option B are required to complete 12 credits from the Compulsory Core courses, 6 of which will be from two (2) designated Research Courses. The additional credits will be earned from a Research Project worth 9 credits, plus 15 credits in their area of specialization, or 12 credits in their area of specialization plus (1) elective (3 credits).