U T e c h G R A D U A T E S T U D I E S H A N D B O O K
SCHOOL OF GR ADUA T E S TUD I E S R E S E A RCH AND ENT R E P R ENE UR SH I P
The credit load agreed upon is based on international practices and designed
to fit into the standard graduate courses of study structure currently employed
by the University of Technology, Jamaica. Based on the proposed work load a
full time candidate enrolled in a taught masters course of study will complete
his/her studies within 12–18 months and a candidate enrolled on a part-time
basis will complete between 24–36 months. This will allow for flexibility and
smooth transition from the current format.
A full-time candidate enrolled in a research-based master’s or doctoral course
of study will complete within 2 years and 3 years, respectively, while a candi-
date enrolled on a part-time basis will complete between 4 years and 6 years,
Candidates should complete their required contact load during the established
University operating hours, Monday to Sunday between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Candidates pursuing graduate degrees by research will be allowed to work out-
side the standard University opening hours.
A student will be considered “registered” when all the following conditions
have been met.
1. Accepted the offer of admission and paid a commitment fee by the stipu-
2. Paid all other fees and charges prescribed by the University by the stipu-
3. Signed a declaration form to abide by the regulations of the University.
Tuition fees can be paid at any of the following locations:
UTech Accounts Receivable Unit
Monday–Thursday: 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am–4:00 pm