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Faculty of Science and Technology

Postgraduate Programmes

The Faculty of Science & Technology at Cave Hill offers two distinct types of postgraduate programmes: Taught Masters (MSc) programmes, which provide specific skill sets and training; and MPhil and PhD Research degree programmes, which provide research opportunities under the supervision of a full-time member of the Academic Staff for those wishing to pursue careers in Science. 

To access more details on some general information and faculty regulations for all postgraduate students, click here.

Below is a list of the Postgraduate Diplomas (PgDip.), Masters (MSc.), MPhil and PhD. programmes offered through the Faculty:
Biosafety - MSc./PgDip.
 
This programme in Biosafety is tailored to meet the demand for Biosafety expertise to control potential risks associated with the use of modern biotechnology products in trade, and to promote the benefits, awareness and understanding of modern biotechnology in the region.  The programme is delivered in a blended learning format, consisting of a mixture of online and face-to-face modes of delivery for several courses.  Click here for more information about this programme.  
 
Information Technology - MSc./PgDip.

This programme is a revision of the MSc. Computing Innovation programme.  The new name reflects its emphasis on cultivating students' ability to use Computer Science as a pathway to developing innovative technological solutions for local, regional and global organisations.  The programme offers specializations in the areas of Enterprise Systems, Mobile Application Development and Web Development.  The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology programme, formerly the Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Innovation programme, is a shorter programme that contains a subset of the courses found in the MSc. programme. Click here for further information on the Masters (MSc.) and/or Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Information Technology.
*Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc. in Information Technology will be offered in Semester II (from January 2022) of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Technology Entrepreneurship - MSc./PgDip.

The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. Technology Entrepreneurship programmes aim to train entrepreneurs in the creation of high-technology products and methods of taking these products to market. These programmes fuse the areas of application development, e-business and technology entrepreneurship in a new and creative way poised to meet the emerging needs of the Caribbean region. For more information about the MSc. and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Technology Entrepreneurship, click here.
 
Natural Resource and Environmental Management - MSc.

The MSc. in Natural Resource and Environmental Management programme seeks to provide postgraduate students with advanced training in techniques, mechanisms and policies for sustainable use and management of natural resources in the Caribbean.  Click here for more information about this programme.
Renewable Energy Management - MSc.

This programme responds to current regional and global imperatives with respect to the fluctuating price of fossil fuels and the cost to the environment of their use.  The energy sector is a critical sector for the Caribbean region and, in most cases, represents a major source of economic vulnerability - all other forms of economic activity hinge upon having a reliable and cost effective energy supply.  Improvements are required in the capacity of the human resource to properly manage the more efficient use of energy, and facilitate the uptake rate of renewable energy technologies.  Improved technical expertise in the implementation of renewable energy technologies into the existing energy framework is required in order to make the essential transition to utilizing indigenous and often plentiful renewable energy resources.  Click here for more information about this programme.
*Please note that the MSc. in Renewable Energy Management programme has been suspended until the academic year 2022-2023.
BCS. MPhil./PhD. Programmes

MPhil Candidates require at least an Upper-Second Class Honours degree with a strong background in the discipline into which entry is being sought. All research students must register initially for the MPhil degree but may later, with suitable progress, be upgraded to register for the PhD degree. In cases where the candidate already has an MPhil degree (or equivalent), direct entry to the PhD is possible. 

Admission is contingent upon whether candidates have a thesis proposal compatible with the expertise and resources available in the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences (BCS). Click here for more information on the MPhil/PhD. programmes offered through the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences (BCS).
CMP. MPhil./PhD. Programmes

MPhil Candidates require at least an Upper-Second Class Honours degree with a strong background in the discipline into which entry is being sought.  All research students must register initially for the MPhil degree but may later, with suitable progress, be upgraded to register for the PhD degree.  In cases where the candidate already has an MPhil degree (or equivalent), direct entry to the PhD is possible.

Admission is contingent upon whether candidates have a thesis proposal compatible with the expertise and resources available in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics (CMP).  Click on the below links provided for more information on the MPhil/PhD. programmes offered through the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics (CMP):
- MPhil/PhD Computer Science
- MPhil/PhD Electronics 
- MPhil/PhD Mathematics
- MPhil/PhD Physics (Details on this programme to be provided soon)
- Renewable Energy/Environmental Studies Options 
CERMES MPhil./PhD. Programmes

MPhil Candidates require at least an Upper-Second Class Honours degree with a strong background in the discipline into which entry is being sought.  All research students must register initially for the MPhil degree but may later, with suitable progress, be upgraded to register for the PhD degree.  In cases where the candidate already has an MPhil degree (or equivalent), direct entry to the PhD is possible.

Admission is contingent upon whether candidates have a thesis proposal compatible with the expertise and resources available in the CERMES.  Click here for more information on the MPhil. and PhD. programmes offered through CERMES.
FST Faculty Office MPhil./PhD. Environmental Studies Programme

The Faculty offers the interdisciplinary degree in Environmental Studies which can be supervised by members of any department.

MPhil Candidates require at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree with a strong background in the area in which they wish to undertake their research.  All research students are normally expected to register initially for the MPhil degree but may later, with suitable progress, be upgraded to register for the PhD degree.  In cases where the candidate already has an MPhil degree (or equivalent), direct entry to the PhD is possible. Click here for more information on the MPhil/PhD. Environmental Studies programme offered through the FST Faculty Office.
MPhil./PhD. Meteorology Programme via CIMH

The Faculty offers, through our Affiliates at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), the MPhil./PhD. degree in Meteorology, which is supervised by members from the CIMH.
 
MPhil Candidates require at least an Upper-Second Class Honours degree with a strong background in the area in which they wish to undertake their research.  All research students are normally expected to register initially for the MPhil degree but may later, with suitable progress, be upgraded to register for the PhD degree.  In cases where the candidate already has an MPhil degree (or equivalent), direct entry to the PhD is possible.  The major areas of study relating to the MPhil/PhD in Meteorology programme include:
- Numerical Weather Prediction
- Aerosols and Air Quality
- Tropical Meteorology
- Hydro-meteorology
- Statistical Forecasting
- Remote Sensing
- Short and Long-term Forecasting
- Climate Variability
- Climate Change

For more information on the MPhil/PhD in Meteorology programme offered by the CIMH, contact Dr. Andrea Sealy via email at asealy@cimh.edu.bb and via telephone at (246) 425-1362/3.  

 
Faculty of Science and Technology
Telephone: (246) 417-4312 Fax:(246) 417-4597 Email: fst@cavehill.uwi.edu