MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Biosafety

Msc Biosafety – Capacity building represents a key output for the implementation project, and in addition for support to be provided to countries as part of the laboratory strategy. A Msc in Biosafety commenced in September 2014 at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. This programme is tailored to meet the demand for biosafety expertise to control potential risks associated with the use of modern biotechnology products in trade and to promote the benefits, awareness and understanding of modern biotechnology in the region.

  • Faculty: Science and Technology
  • Department: Biological and Chemical Sciences

Course Details

Entry Requirements

The general pre-requisite for entry into the MSc./Postgraduate Diploma in  Biosafety will be a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University at a minimum of Second Class Honours (or equivalent) in any area of the following disciplines:

  • Any Biology, Life or Natural Sciences.
  • Other disciplines related to Biosafety, or
  • Law (LLB) plus knowledge or working experience of Biosafety, or
  • An appropriate area in the Social Sciences, plus knowledge or working experience of Biosafety, or significant working experience in the Biosafety environment.

Persons with a Diploma or certificate training in Biosafety or Biotechnology and significant working experience in the Biosafety environment will be considered on a case by case basis. Candidates registering for one or more of these courses must be eligible for Postgraduate matriculation at UWI.