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

The M.A. degree programme 'Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation' is unique in Europe and only a few universities in the world offer a comparable study programme. The programme teaches students the knowledge and skills needed to undertake professional evaluation work in the fields of policy-making, administration and social services. The M.A. programme is a cooperative programme run jointly with the Distance and Independent Studies Center at University of Kaiserslautern-Landau.


The programme builds on the theories and research methodologies that underpin national and international evaluation practices. Students are taught how to design and implement evaluations in an international context. They also conduct a case study, which helps to sharpen their practical skills and insights.

Students on the programme learn the academic methodologies required to address questions and problems relating to evaluation, while also acquiring the skills needed to work as expert consultants in the field and to understand contract award and procurement processes and to manage evaluation projects. The M.A. programme 'Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation' teaches students the core competencies required in monitoring, quality management, organizational development and project and programme management and opens up a broad variety of interesting career opportunities. Graduates work as evaluators, evaluation managers, quality assurance managers, monitoring officers and as project and programme managers.


The total workload for the Master’s degree programme is at least 1,500 hours. The average weekly student workload is 15 hours. Curricular content is delivered in a blended learning format of online seminars and in-person courses.

The MABLE curriculum corresponds to 60 ECTS credits over fours semesters and includes at least the following courses:

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

For further details, please refer to the module catalogue.

Requirements & application

Applicants with a first university degree (e.g. Bachelor's)

Admission requirements:

  • Undergraduate ('first') degree (e.g. Bachelor's or equivalent)
  • Officially certified copy of school leaving certificate (higher education entrance qualification)
  • At least one year of relevant professional experience (acquired after your first degree)
  • Knowledge of statistics and social science research methods totalling 20 ECTS credits (equivalent to about 500 hours of relevant study)
  • Adequate proficiency in English (CEFR: B1; TOEFL CBT: 213; TOEFL PBT: 550; IELTS: 6.0; CPE: C)

Here you will find important information for applicants with a Chinese, Indian or Vietnamese higher education qualification.

Applicants without a university degree

Applicants without a university degree may also be admitted to the programme if they successfully complete an academic aptitude test and meet the following requirements:

  • A higher education entrance qualification
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of statistics and social science research methods and their empirical use; an understanding of scientific and academic work practices
  • Adequate proficiency in English (CEFR: B1; TOEFL CBT: 213; TOEFL PBT: 550; IELTS: 6.0; CPE: C)

For more detailed information about admission requirements and the aptitude test, please refer to the study and examination regulations.

How to apply

Students can only join the programme in the winter semester. Applications must be received no later than 15 July for admission in the following winter semester.

Please send the completed application form by email to: .
Information on what needs to be included in the employment verification letter is available here.


At a glance

Degree qualificationMaster of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
English language requirementsCEFR: B1, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0, CPE: C
Restricted entry programmeNo
Application deadlineWinter semester 2024/25: 15 Juli 2024
Tuition fees€1700 per semester, other regulations apply from the 5th semester onwards
Semester feeSee current fee structure

Please note: The administrative charge and the fee for the semester travel ticket do not apply in this case.


Programme adviser

Kathrin Buchheit
Department of Sociology
Tel.: +49 681 302-3146

Central Student Advisory Service

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513

Central Student Advisory Service

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513

Central Student Advisory Service

Accredited study programmes

Saarland University was one of the first universities in Germany to achieve Quality Assurance Accreditation and has held the Accreditation Council's official quality mark continuously since 2012.

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