The staged MA in Literacy Programme Development is
for you if are planning and developing literacy and education programmes for
both adults and children, particularly in ethnolinguistic minority contexts. You will:
The MA is taught in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators
and SIL International, as part of Redcliffe's Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy (formerly
The course leader is Catherine Young.
The MA in Literacy Programme Development is validated by the University of Gloucestershire.
Please note: The usual entry requirements for a Redcliffe College
postgraduate course apply. In addition, we require assurance that you
expect to have a suitable internship assignment with SIL or equivalent
in another setting.
Detailed programme specifications are available for download here
The taught component of the MA takes place at Redcliffe College
The 18-week Postgraduate Certificate stage is normally followed
by a supervised field internship of up to two years*. To gain the MA, the
Postgraduate Diploma and Dissertation stages are then completed.
draw strongly on practical examples and provide an opportunity
for reflection on previous experience in multilingual cross-cultural
Individual modules are outlined
below - please follow the links for more detailed information about each
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)
Your dissertation is expected to be on an aspect of literacy
programme work relevant to your work situation. You will be supervised jointly
by staff from Redcliffe’s Centre for Translation and Linguistics and SIL International, or
other appropriately qualified staff.
* Please note: The two-year gap between the PGCert stage and the
PGDip stage is to enable students to put into practice what they have learned
in the PGCert stage modules and to gain experience and data that can be used in
the PGDip stage modules. Students with previous field experience and access to
relevant data can take the PGDip stage immediately after completing the PGCert
stage. Non-Wycliffe students who are members of another mission agency may
undertake an appropriate field assignment with their mission agency. In
addition,other possible ways of completing the MA are open to negotiation –
please contact the Course Leader, Catherine Young or the Director of CLTL.
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert): 24 July - 1 December 2017.
There will be no lectures during 23 to 27 October 2017.
Application deadline: 12 June 2017
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip): 3 January - 1 June 2018
There will be no lectures during 12 to 16 February, or 30 March to 6 April 2018.
Application deadline: 22 November 2017
For full course dates, please click here.
The tuition fees for 2016/17 are as follows: PGCert: £2,600, PGDip: £2,500, Dissertation: £900.
For information about accommodation, please see our living in Gloucester page. For more details about course fee breakdown, see our course fees page.
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