History and Journalism, B.A. | The University of the West Indies | New Kingston, Jamaica
36 months
15000 USD/year
2139 USD/year
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History and Journalism from The University of the West Indies will certainly help you to develop valuable transferable skills, while you participate in stimulating discussions about the past and its ties to your present and future. This academic year, we especially welcome students to our brand-new BA History & International Relations.  


History and Journalism from The University of the West Indies will benefit from a wide variety of courses that explore major regions of the world, without losing our focus on the Caribbean. My colleagues and I will dare you to be proactive, as you learn about the past and develop valuable skills for your careers in the future.

Once again, we wish to commit to be a student-oriented department and maintain the synergies between student and staff from which we can all benefit. Please, make sure to use the Department’s social media and other communication channels and share your feedback, as we continue breaking ground for the History and Archaeology Department of the future.


A degree in History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies provides our graduates with the ability to gain employment in private or public sector jobs which emphasize strengths such as: Experience in research methodology, Information management, Critical thinking/analytical skills aimed at problem solving, Critical analysis of all kinds of written, numerical and visual texts, Oral and written communication skills, Understanding of the past as a means of appreciating national identities and cultures and explaining current global trends.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Study of the Past in the Atlantic World
  • Caribbean Media History Since 1717
  • Principles and Practice of Journalism
  • Writing for Journalism
  • Basic Media Production At least ONE other Level I History course
  • Conquest, Colonization and Resistance in the Caribbean, 1600 to the end of slavery
  • Freedom, Decolonization and Independence in the Caribbean since 1804
  • Digital History
  • Media Ethics and Legal Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications received before the deadline will be given priority consideration, those received after may be considered if there are still places available.




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) and/or GCE O'Level / BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) including English Language AND two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 GCE A-Level subjects (one of which must be a Humanities subject for which courses are taught at the University). Strongly recommended : A foreign language
  • Individuals without a foreign language pass, at least at CXC CSEC, will be required to take a least one of the basic foreign languages courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2139 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2139 USD per year during 36 months.

National tuition per annum J$330,000


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