Masters of Theology in Community Care and Development
The Master’s programme in Theology, Community Care and Development aims to prepare students to work as professionals in a variety of community settings. It provides them with the knowledge and understanding of the nature, purpose and application of pastoral and community care and its impact on development.
- Each program comprises 180 credits to be completed within two years. These are course-based Masters in which candidates are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. They are assessed through examinations and a dissertation based on an independent research project.
- The first year counts 120 credits of structured course modules distributed into two semesters; while the second year covers 60 credits entirely devoted to writing-up and defense of a dissertation/thesis. The program is made up of 10 compulsory modules and 2 electives from which each student is required to take one.
- The programs shall be delivered at weekends (From Friday evening to Saturday evening). A more flexible schedule is also envisaged. Students can meet twice a year (February, August) at PIASS for a month of intensive lectures, seminars, various forms of interaction with lecturers and exams on the modules allotted to the concerned semester. Lecturers assign specific learning tasks to students as they continue their full-time duties at home. Further interactions between lecturers and students are conducted through the Internet.