New intake commencing in 2014
Masters program equipping people for transformational development
… a unique master’s program to integrate developmental practice and Christian theology.
- A rigorous program, addressing key questions on transformational development, interacting with significant people in the field;
- For practitioners in advocacy, aid and development, and social welfare organisations;
- A 3 year, part-time, non-residential program which blends on-line and week-long face-to-face campus learning.
- Integrating theology and practice – earthed in participants’ ongoing work/ministry settings.
- An opportunity to learn with practitioners of transformational development from around Asia in a supportive and collegial community;
- Offered by AGST Alliance and Malaysian Care in partnership with Tabor Victoria.
- Graduates will be awarded a Tabor Victoria Master of Arts in Vocational Practice (Aid & Development), an Australian government accredited degree.
What current students in the MAVP(A&D) say:
“The combination of theological reflection and practice makes this a unique course and helps me develop a more blended approach to development and leadership.” Daniel (Sri Lanka)
“This program has been enriching and empowering…. it has impacted on my understanding and practice of aid and development, and also helped me to reflect more biblically and in greater depth on my ministry journey thus far.” Chee Loi (Malaysia)
"My wife has reminded me that in our country the higher one goes in education the more likely it is that one forgets one's about responsibility to God and neighbour.…. I am happy that this program has challenged me to integrate faith with my study and my work as a manager in a development NGO." Sophal (Cambodia)
“Joining this program is the best decision I have made in helping me lead a growing organisation. The assignments are mind expanding and force me to delve deeper into theological reflection than I have in many years.” Steve (Myanmar/Norway)
“This program is theologically grounded, yet deals with very practical ministry issues. The readings challenge my paradigms and open up new ways of learning and doing ministry. The lectures and cohort group engagements are enriching.” Margaret (Malaysia)