The Blended Learning Master of Evaluation Program aims at developing and strengthening evaluation and monitoring capacities within the government, private sector, and civil society, with regard to enhancing the performance of state administration and of public services delivery.
The following qualifications are necessary to access the Blended Learning Master of Evaluation (MABLE):
- I. University Degree (Bachelor, Diploma) or equivalent
- II. Relevant work experience(At least one year after your primary university degree).
- III. 20 ECTS (about 300hrs.) points in Statistics and Social Research Methods.
- IV. English skills Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Level B1, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0, CPE: C
If you do not have a university degree, but can claim more significant work experience, you can access an introductory qualification test.
The two-year blended learning program is designed for three general target groups:
1. The “Blended Learning Master of Evaluation” (MABLE) is specially designed for graduates of social science study programs, but also appropriate for students of other subjects (Bachelor degree level).
2. The course enables extra-occupational studies especially for freelancers and self-employed evaluators. The modular course structure and the self-learning options make MABLE a good choice for experienced evaluators who want to enhance or deepen their knowledge in specific areas.
3. MABLE is not only for evaluators but also for the people who commission evaluations and want to gain new insights into the field of evaluation. Many aspects of the program are directed towards people who have to conduct evaluations on behalf of donor organizations, administrative agencies, or government ministries and intended to provide the tools and guidelines to assist in the completion of their tasks.
The aim of the two-year “Blended Learning Master of Evaluation” (MABLE) Program is to develop and strengthen the evaluation and monitoring capacities of government, the private sector, and social organizations with a view to improving the performance of state administrations and the delivery of public services.
Schedule and organization
The standard course duration for part-time, vocational study including examinations is four semesters. It is also possible to take a break during the course and then return to complete it. The lectures, exercises, and seminars of the "Blended Learning Master of Evaluation" (MABLE) are specially developed for distance learning and self-study and are provided in the form of online study material (SCORM packages, audio, video, and pdf files).
Additionally, online lectures and tutorials are provided for clarification and discussion. Two classroom seminar weeks, one at the beginning and one after the second semester, help to transfer knowledge in a more interactive and personal way. During the online phase, a weekly commitment of around 15 hours is required to process the material.
On campus events
Compulsory on-campus events takes place at the beginning of the first and the end of the second term for all participants working towards the MABLE master's degree. Each of these on-campus meetings lasts one week.
The goal of these events is to reinforce the course content through an interactive exchange with the lecturer, group work, and workshops. Discussion topics based on the study material and practical implementation of program content are also featured. A written examination forms part of the on-campus event held at the end of the 2nd term.
The master program consists of five parts: a coursework part including self-learning by reading the SCORM package and additional materials (books, papers, scripts etc.), f2f learning in presence phases, tutored and non-tutored online learning, a case study group work project and, finally, a master thesis. All parts are compulsory to all students. The core blended learning master course will consist of eight modules.
The grading is primarily determined on the basis of student performance during the blended learning process. Generally, the idea is to include all activities during the process. The grading system honors attendance and participation as well as individual and group work, the results of exams, quizzes, homework, and other assignments during online and f2f seminars.
The Blended Learning Master of Evaluation (MABLE) program is accredited with the academic title of "Master of Arts". Saarland University manages the accreditation process and is an accredited institution