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UWI CARIMAC extends deadline for specialised MA in Communication

For Release Upon Receipt - March 18, 2010

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) has extended its application deadline for the Master of Arts (MA) in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC) to April 30th, 2010.

“This Master’s programme, which is the only one like it offered in the Caribbean, equips students with the foundation and expertise to conceptualise, design and manage programmes for social and communication change,” explained Dr. Anthea Henderson, UWI Lecturer and Acting Programme Coordinator.

The innovative programme serves participants from the entire region, and was tailored for relevance to the needs of the Caribbean market.  Courses give hands-on experience, and participants will learn to effectively communicate about social and development issues, such as environmental management, disaster preparedness, climate change and responses to the crisis of HIV and AIDS.  The modules are taught and examined by an expert team of well-known regional and international scholars in their fields.

“Our CSBC programme is designed to match theoretical knowledge with social needs within the frame of communication solutions and interventions.  It offers an applied research orientation, and this is perhaps one of its greatest strengths, based on feedback from our graduates,” Dr. Henderson stated.

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