Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation MABLE (M.A.)

The 'Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation' is unique in Europe and only few universities in the world are offering comparable study programmes. This study programme provides students skills and knowledge for professional scientific work on evaluations in the fields of politics, administration, and social services. The study programme is offered in cooperation with the Distance and Independent Studies Center - Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.

Description

Key elements of the study programme are theories, research methods and national as well as international evaluation practices. Students are taught how to design and implement evaluations in a broad variety of contexts. A case study improves the practical experiences in doing evaluations.

The study programme prepares for scientific and methodologically sound explorations of any kind of evaluation questions. It also delivers skills and insights into the practical work of commissioners and evaluation experts from the beginning of developing evaluation tasks to the end of utilizing the evaluation results. The 'Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation' conveys key competences for monitoring, quality management, organizational development, project and programme management and opens doors to a broad variety of interesting jobs.

Details

MABLE requires student work for at least 1,500 hours. The weekly average is approximately 15 hours. However, due to the blended learning format, the study programme offers flexibility and the opportunity for managing the learning process more individually than in regular study courses. Most of the content is delivered through online-seminars and there are only two face-to-face meetings in one-week courses at the beginning and after the second term.

MABLE accumulates to 60 ECTS credits and includes the following courses over a period of four semesters:

  • Module I: Introduction to Evaluation (5 ECTS)
  • Module II: Conducting and Managing Evaluation (5 ECTS)
  • Module III: Evaluation Design (5 ECTS)
  • Module IV: Data Collection Methods in the Field of Evaluation (5 ECTS)
  • Module V: Evaluation of Sustainability and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) (5 ECTS)
  • Module VI: Economic Evaluation and M&E in Context of Organisation (5 ECTS)
  • Module VII: Data Analysis Methods in the Field of Evaluation (5 ECTS)
  • Module VIII: Key Communication Qualifications in the Field of Evaluation (5 ECTS)
  • Evaluation case study (5 ECTS)
  • Master's thesis (15 ECTS)

For further details please see the module catalogue.

Requirements & application

Requirements for applicants with a first university degree (e.g. Bachelor)

  • University degree (bachelor, diploma) or equivalent
  • Officially certified copy or original of school graduation certificate
  • Relevant work experience (at least one year after your primary university degree)
  • 20 ECTS (about 500h) experience in statistics and social research methods
  • Sufficient knowledge of English (CEFR: B1, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0, CPE: grade C)

Requirements for applicants without university degree

Applicants without a university degree can be admitted provided that they pass an aptitude test and fulfill the following requirements:

  • A levels / university entrance qualification
  • Relevant work experience (at least five years in a related field)
  • About 500 hours working experience in statistics and social research methods
  • Sufficient knowledge of English (CEFR: B1, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0, CPE: grade C)

For further details please refer to the study and examination regulations.

How to apply

MABLE starts each winter semester. It is not possible to join the programme at the beginning of the summer semester. The application deadline is 15 July for the following winter semester.

Please send the application form by mail to: application(at)mable-evaluation.com. Find here the information about the employer confirmation.

Regulations

At a glance

Degree qualificationMaster of Arts (M.A.)
Language of instructionEnglish
English language requirementsCEFR: B1, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0, CPE: C
Restricted entryNo
Application deadlineWinter semester 2021/22: 15 July 2021
Tuition fees€1.500 per semester
Semester feeSee current fee structure

Contact

Course adviser

Anne-Kathrin Küttel
Phone: +49 681 302-3146

Central Student Advisory Service

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513
studienberatung(at)uni-saarland.de
www.uni-saarland.de/studienberatung

Central Student Advisory Service

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513
studienberatung(at)uni-saarland.de

Central Student Advisory Service

Accredited study programmes

Saarland University was one of the first universities in Germany to successfully complete the system accreditation procedure. Since 2012, it has carried the seal of the Accreditation Council.

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