M.Sc. Biotechnology


What is Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is one of the most promising and fastest-growing technologies of the present century.
The UWI-STA’s, M.Sc Biotechnology programme is intended to meet the needs of a broad range of professionals whose basic learning and knowledge are in life sciences, medicine and agriculture.
This new programme is designed to provide the basic learning, necessary skill sets, knowledge and hands-on experience in contemporary biotechnology for higher learning, capacity building and career advancement.
The programme is GATE approved.

Programme Information

  • M.Sc. (Part-time programme-2 years): 42 credits
  • 8 core courses (24 credits)
  • 2 optional courses (6 credits)
  • Research Project (12 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Part-time): 30 credits
  • 8 core courses and 2 optional courses

To find out more about the programme, please click here.


Core Research Areas

  • Plant Biotech
  • Environmental Biotech
  • Microbial Biotech
  • Medical Biotech
  • Bioinformatics

Financing your Education

Total programme cost US$ 10000.00



Prof. Jayaraj Jayaraman (jayauwi@gmail.com)
Dr. Adesh Ramsubhag (adesh.ramsubhag@gmail.com)
Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext: 83095
Facebook page: UWI M.Sc Biotechnology

Revised: 16 May 2017