MA Field Linguistics
MA Literacy Programme Development
Do you have a heart for serving God by joining with minority language groups? Are you willing to be trained to play a key role in a Bible translation project? Will you allow God to stretch your faith, believing that he will use translated scriptures to change lives and communities?
The Redcliffe College Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy's (CLTL) 3-year MA programmes will give you training and experience in working with minority languages, while at the same time allowing you to serve God in a Bible translation project overseas.
The programmes are divided into different parts:
- Initial training (Postgraduate Certificate): You will receive 18 weeks of training at CLTL to prepare you for a role in language work or literacy. This training will be alongside other Wycliffe workers and college students from all over Europe who are also preparing to work overseas.
- Field internship: A supervised field internship of up to two years is your opportunity to have significant input into a Bible translation project, while at the same time collecting data for your MA dissertation. Wycliffe UK would work with you to find a suitable internship overseas, enabling you to serve in an area of the world that you are interested in.
- Further training (Postgraduate Diploma): After completing the field internship you would return to the UK to continue with four months of further training, drawing on your experience overseas.
- Masters Dissertation: Finally you will have a chance to reflect on and employ the data collected in your internship in a 15,000 word dissertation.
The MA programmes very much complement the existing options for linguistic and literacy work in Language Projects overseas, providing a good route for advanced training in these fields.
A first (undergraduate) degree or equivalent work experience is normally a prerequisite for either MA, although this need not be language-related. You do not need to be a member of Wycliffe to take either of the two MA programmes, nor do you have to commit to long-term service with Wycliffe (although the experience will certainly be invaluable for further work in Bible translation if that is your intention).
If you do wish to become a member of Wycliffe, you should ideally discuss this with your church leaders before contacting us. For those wishing to begin training in August the closing deadline for applications for Wycliffe membership is the end of April.
Our prayer as you help to transform the lives of minority language speakers is that you will not just gain a valuable academic qualification, but that God will also use the experience to have a transforming effect in your own life.
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