Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

TCA College

Program Description

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

TCA College

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a graduate programme designed to provide an inter-disciplinary exposure to the areas of biblical studies and missions. It provides advanced studies building on undergraduate training.

Accreditation:     Asia Theological Association

Credits:   30 credits for theological Bachelor degree holders
60 credits for non-theological Bachelor degree holders

Duration:     Full-time : 1 year (30 credits), 2 years (60 credits); Part-time : Up to 3 years (30 credits), Up to 6 years (60 credits)

Admission requirements

Candidates should fulfil the following requirements:

• Obtained a bachelor degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

• Obtained a TOEFL score of 560 or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or the equivalent).

Programme aims     

Upon successful completion of the programme, students should demonstrate:

• Knowledge and understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine

• Understanding of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission

• Discernment of various trends in world missions and its implications for the local church and church growth

• Capacity to reflect theologically on contemporary issues in world missions and make independently formed judgments

• Compassion for the lost and commitment to world-wide evangelism

• Commitment to developing spiritual maturity in themselves and others

• Skill in the interpretation and application of Scripture to practical life situations

• Ability to communicate biblical truth with clarity and conviction

• Skills in living, working and ministering cross-culturally

• Professional skill competencies in missions work


BIBLE: 15 credits

  • Old Testament Foundations*     3
  • New Testament Foundations*     3
  • Hermeneutics*     3
  • Electives     6

THEOLOGY & HISTORY: 18 credits

  • Systematic Theology 1*     3
  • Systematic Theology 2*     3
  • Systematic Theology 3*     3
  • Pentecostal Studies     3
  • Church History*     3
  • Electives     3

MINISTRY & GENERAL: 27 credits

  • Research & Report Writing*     3
  • Homiletics*     3
  • Principles of Missions*     3
  • Biblical Theology of Missions     3
  • Cultural Anthropology     3
  • Electives     12

TOTAL: 60 credits

Theological Bachelor degree holders are expected to have completed modules marked with an * in their Bachelor degrees. Otherwise, these modules may be required as deficiencies in the course of study.

Tuition Fee

  • S$ 6,420.00 (60 ATA credits)
  • S$ 3,210.00 (30 ATA credits) - For students holding a Bachelor degree in Theology
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 6 years
Part time
Full time
6,420 SGD
Start date Aug. 2017
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Duration 1 - 6 years
Price 6,420 SGD
- 60 ATA credits