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Learning at UWI

The 7 faculties that make up the St. Augustine Campus and their academic departments are responsible for the delivery of the University’s degree, certificate and diploma offerings.

The Faculties:
Engineering
Food and Agriculture
Humanities & Education
Faculty of Law
Medical Sciences
Science & Technology
Social Sciences

Intra-University Faculties and Centres

Institute for Gender and Development Studies

HOW YOU WILL BE TAUGHT

A university education is about independent learning, i.e. working by and for yourself, while course lecturers and tutors provide guidance. This may be substantially different from what you are accustomed to at secondary or high school. At UWI, lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory work comprise the basic teaching methods. Of these, the lectures are the most formal. They are normally held in a large lecture theatre, and attended by as many as 300 students at any one time. In tutorials, small groups of students, usually no more than 25, meet their tutor and discuss topics or issues and work out practice problems related to the course content. At seminars, larger groups of students get together with the course lecturer and/or tutor to talk about and review work presented orally by individuals or groups of students. For some courses, field and laboratory work are also integral elements of the learning process.

Class Size
Lecture ............. Large (as many as 300 students)
Tutorial ............ Small (no more than 25 students)
Seminar ........... Varies

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Courses are assessed in a combination of ways, with methods varying according to the nature of the subject being taught. Method of assessing courses include: written and/or practical examinations coursework project work tutorial and/or seminar presentations

HOW DEGRESS ARE AWARDED

First degrees are awarded at the following levels:
First class
Upper second class
Lower second class
Pass