University of the West Indies extends application deadline for MA in social and behaviour change
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Kingston, Jamaica, July 25, 2012: 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), 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 the crisis of HIV and AIDS and developing responses to it, as well as other social and developmental issues.
“This master’s programme, which is the only one offered in the Caribbean, is innovative, timely and relevant to the needs of the entire region,” said Dr. Anthea Henderson, Lecturer and Coordinator of graduate programmes at CARIMAC.
The programme has blossomed over the years since its inception in 2004, attracting people with diverse professional backgrounds from across Caribbean, North America and Europe.
“The programme offers opportunities to the participants to utilise their expertise as communication specialists, researchers and community organisers, not only locally or regionally, but across the world to effectively drive initiatives that touch the lives of millions,” Dr. Henderson added.
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 http://bit.ly/uwiappform.
Further information on the programme can be obtained at http://bit.ly/aYO8qk 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.
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