Cave Hill, Saint Michael, Barbados

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Sign of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.

Cave Hill, St. Michael is a suburban area situated in the parish of St. Michael. It is located about 4 km north-west of the capital-city Bridgetown along the west coast of Barbados.

The University of the West Indies comprises four campuses through the region, which are Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados and the Open Campus which serves students across the region. The total student body is approximately over 39,000 which is distributed amongst the Faculties of Law, Humanities & Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine & Research; Arts & Education, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Pure & Applied Sciences at Mona; and Agriculture & Natural Sciences, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences at St. Augustine. Barbados now boasts a student population of 10,000.[1]

University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus[edit]

University Drive, westbound with port in distance.
Dormitories at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.

The Cave Hill Campus overlooks the island’s capital, Bridgetown, which is a mere five miles away. Despite its expansion in recent years, the campus maintains much of its original architecture of simple, low-rise buildings. The scenic attractiveness and relatively small size of the university community creates an inviting, intimate and friendly atmosphere.

This campus has 5 faculties which comprise academic departments. In addition, there are 5 research units and centres and 2 graduate institutions Cave Hill Campus. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus' academic programmes offer diversity at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Since 2004, the Cave Hill campus is the site of the West Indies Federal Archives Centre.


  • Humanities and Education
  • Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Education[edit]


  • School of Education
  • Department of History and Philosophy
  • Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature
  • Graduate Programme in Cultural Studies

Specialised Units & Centres[edit]

  • Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination
  • Language Learning Centre

Affiliated Centres[edit]

  • Codrington College
  • Centre for Gender and Development Studies

Faculty of Law[edit]

Specialised Units & Centres[edit]

  • Caribbean Law Institute Centre (CLIC)

Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences[edit]


  • Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics

Specialised Units & Centres[edit]

  • Centre for Resource Management & Environmental Studies (CERMES)

Affiliated Centres[edit]

  • Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]


  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Government, Sociology & Social Work
  • Department of Management Studies

Academic Units & Centres[edit]

  • Cave Hill School of Business

Affiliated Research Units & Centres[edit]

  • Centre for Gender and Development Studies
  • Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies(SALISES)
  • Shridath Ramphal Centre - International Trade Law, Policy and Services
  • School of Clinical Medicine and Research

See also[edit]

Barbados Community College


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°08′02″N 59°37′48″W / 13.134013°N 59.630088°W / 13.134013; -59.630088