Faulty of Law - Uwi.edu


Faulty of Law - Uwi.edu

Applicants may, at the discretion of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research, be required to

take a qualifying examination.

The language of instruction is English and applicants whose native language is not English may

be required to take an English Proficiency Test set on behalf of the Board for Graduate Studies

and Research.

Time of Entry

Candidates may enter these programmes either in Semester I or in Semester II.


The fee of US$10,000 is exclusive of the applicable University Registration Fees, i.e. Amenities,

Guild and ID Card. Students are required to pay these fees to the respective campus.

Course of Study

These programmes will be delivered at the Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine Campuses, in

Belize and The Bahamas, and in the Eastern Caribbean, by way of a combination of lectures,

workshops, seminars and modern distant learning techniques.

The coursework must be completed within six semesters of the commencement of the


Method of Delivery

Courses are taught using at least one of the following methods: lectures, seminar type sessions

and inductive learning. In some courses manuals with relevant material are prepared to assist

students. However, these manuals are not exhaustive and students are required to be familiar

with the readings cited on the worksheets.

Leading Practitioners in the area of offshore financial law will serve as guest lecturers and will

be an important aspect of course delivery. The use of the internet is actively encouraged.

Method of Assessment

The courses will be assessed by means of one or more of the following:

a) Written final examination of three hours duration; and/or

b) Coursework; and/or

c) Take home examination; and/or

d) Research Paper

Award of Degree

To be awarded the Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law candidates must complete a

minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours. Each course is worth six (6) credits. Candidates may

substitute two six (6) credit courses for the Research Paper which shall be twelve (12) credits.

Failure to complete the Research Paper within the time allotted will result in the award of a

Graduate Diploma.

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