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UWI extends deadline for MA Social and Behaviour Change

For Release Upon Receipt - July 25, 2012

St. Augustine

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The new deadline to apply for the Master of Arts in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change offered by the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), The University of the West Indies Mona Campus is August 31, 2012 for January 2013 enrolment.  

The MA in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change is a part-time programme that runs for two calendar years. It is open to anyone interested in creating and implementing behaviour change programmes as well as in guiding policy decisions through behaviour change research.  

The Communication for Social and Behaviour Change programme seeks to provide opportunities for students to address present global issues, ranging from the environment, climate change and disaster preparedness; raising awareness levels of, and developing responses to the crisis of HIV and AIDS, as well as other social and developmental issues.

To gain entrance into the MA in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change applicants must have at least a Second Class Honours Degree from a recognized university, or other academic or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Admissions Committee. Online applications are available at  

Further information on the programme can be obtained at or from CARIMAC, by calling (876) 977-2111 or (876) 977-0898.

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The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the University of the West Indies is the premier source for teaching, training, research, and product development within the field of journalism, media and communication in the Caribbean. The Institute boasts notable graduates such as Lisa Hanna, Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture; Dr. Jacqui Quinn-Leandro, Antigua’s Minister of Education, Sports, Youth and Gender Affairs; and Bahamian politician Obie Wilchcombe. End 

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences. 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)