The UWI introduces MSc in Climate Studies, first and only multidisciplinary climate science programme of its kind in the Caribbean


The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is proud to announce the launch of its pioneering Master of Science (MSc) in Climate Studies, the first and only programme of its kind in the Caribbean.

This innovative programme comes at a crucial time, addressing the pressing global issue of climate change, with a special focus on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Additionally, the programme aims to address the growing need for experts in the field of climate science and provide innovative solutions to climate-related challenges.

With climate change identified as an urgent global concern, the demand for professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle its effects is rising. The MSc in Climate Studies offered by The UWI is designed to meet this demand and empower graduates to contribute significantly to climate research and policy development.

What sets this programme apart is its comprehensive curriculum and the expertise of the faculty members involved. The courses cover a wide range of topics, including climate modeling, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development. Furthermore, the programme combines convenience and accessibility, offering a flexible, one-year blended learning experience that merges online and in-person education at economically feasible rates.

As the only programme of its kind in the Caribbean, the MSc in Climate Studies at The UWI gives students a unique advantage. They will gain first-hand knowledge and experience related to the specific climate challenges faced by the region, allowing them to develop tailored solutions. This specialised focus sets The UWI apart from other institutions offering climate science programmes.

The UWI’s MSc in Climate Studies stands out with a diverse range of specialisations in Health, Energy, Food Security, Climate Justice, Sport and Tourism, and Coastlines along with Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate options. The programme provides another distinct advantage—concentrating on the Caribbean’s unique climate characteristics and challenges. This region-specific approach equips graduates with targeted knowledge and skills and ensures that they are well-prepared to address the specific needs and concerns of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Applications for the MSc in Climate Studies at UWI are now open. Prospective students can visit the University’s website for more information on the admission process and programme details.

Join us in shaping the future of climate science and making a positive impact on the Caribbean region.

MSc. Climate Studies Fact Sheet:

Programmes being offered:

o MSc in Climate Studies (General option)
o MSc in Climate Studies with a concentration in Health
o MSc in Climate Studies with a concentration in Energy
o MSc in Climate Studies with a concentration in Food Security
o MSc in Climate Studies with a concentration in Climate Justice
o MSc in Climate Studies with a concentration in Sport and Tourism
o MSc in Climate Studies with a concentration in Coastlines
o Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Studies
o Postgraduate Certificate in Climate studies

Duration: Full time – 1 year; Part time – 2 years

Programme start date: January 15, 2024

Mode of delivery: Blended

Programme fees:

o MSc. TT$48,420
o PG Diploma TT$32,280
o PG Certificate TT$17,485


A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or a Diploma or Associate Degree from a recognised University with at least three years of experience in sustainable development.


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