We hope that your time at Arise Asia has been encouraging and rejuvenating! At Moorlands College, we offer programmes that can continue to equip you for the calling that God has put on your heart. Take a look below to find out more about our MA Language, Community and Development.

Moorlands College, Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Application deadline
July 2023 (for September 2023) or June 2024 (for September 2024)

What is the School of Language and Scripture?

The School of Language and Scripture (SLS) is a collaboration with Wycliffe Bible Translators, training people to work with marginalised communities, to see lives transformed through a relationship with God and his life-changing Word. At the heart of the School’s activities is the MA Language, Community and Development, a programme providing and enhancing the essential tools for community-based development, linguistics, literacy, Bible translation and Scripture engagement.

Find out more about our School of Language and Scripture here. 


    The MA in Language, Community and Development* has three stages:

    • Postgraduate Certificate
    • Postgraduate Diploma  
    • Dissertation 

    In order to get the most from the programme, we recommend you initially register for the Postgraduate Certificate then work in a professional internship, exploring language and development issues within a new community and culture, before returning to reflect on your experiences as you complete the Masters programme.

    However, if, for example, you have already had substantial experience working in a cross-cultural context, you can choose to register for the full MA.

    For more information, please have a look at our MA Language, Community and Development page.



    Attributes of a MA Language, Community and Development Graduate:

    1.       People of spiritual, personal and professional integrity, who act in line with the ethical expectations of their vocation and faith commitments and beliefs. 

    2.       Competent professionals, with in-depth subject knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to today’s complexities. 

    3.       Innovative investigators, who think critically and can identify problems, investigate possibilities, and find creative solutions. 

    4.       Adaptable communicators, who seek to listen to, engage, and positively influence audiences in varied cultural and social contexts. 

    5.       Flexible co-workers, who are aware of their own strengths and weaknesses and have the resilience to adapt to new roles, challenging situations and changing contexts. 

    6.       Service-oriented community members, who prioritise respectful relationships, interdependence and growth of others over individual agendas. 

    7.       Lifelong learners, with the curiosity and passion to keep growing and developing and encouraging others to do the same.