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MA by Research in Caribbean Studies

Standard duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English language: IELTS: 7.0, Band B

Tuition Fees:

(2016/17 rates)
Home/EU: Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465
Overseas (band 1): Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276
Overseas (band 2): Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Details of funding opportunities are available from The Graduate School 


All applications should be made online. Before applying you are encouraged to contact the Director of the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, David Lambert.

The principal aim of the Centre is to stimulate teaching and research on the Caribbean, making postgraduate students aware of the region and of its historically interdependent linkages with Britain and the world. It encourages the study of the Caribbean in an Atlantic context, emphasising African, North and South American, Asian and European influences from a comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

The Centre is an umbrella unit of academics drawn from different departments. Students writing Caribbean dissertations supervised by these academics may be registered at the Centre or in the departments of the respective academics.

Research Areas

The Centre’s particular areas of expertise include slavery and empire in the 18th and 19th centuries; Caribbean maritime worlds and networks; white identities; Caribbean writing in French and Spanish; postcolonial Caribbean texts; pre-1900 English Caribbean literatures; women's writing and feminist theory; disaster law and culture; slavery and law; the Haitian Revolution; postcolonial studies, world literature, literary and cultural theory; gender and slavery; enslaved runaways and maroons. Students will be supervised by faculty members with expertise in these areas.

Regular term-time seminars in Caribbean Studies are run within the Faculty of Arts, and form a compulsory element of our research degrees.

Related Podcast

In this video, the Most Hon. P. J. Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica speaks at the Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture on 'Migration and Development in the Commonwealth: A Caribbean Perspective'.


Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies

The Director
Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies
The University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
d dot lambert at warwick dot ac dot uk

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yesu_persaud.jpgMr Yesu Persaud, Guyanese philanthropist & businessman