Continuing Education
Distance Learning Programme:
Master (Blended Learning)

of Evaluation (MABLE)




In cooperation with Saarland University & the Center for Evaluation (CEval) in Saarbrücken

Scientific Directors: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Meyer, Saarland University & Prof. em. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann, Saarland University

Responsible faculty of Saarland University: Faculty of Empirical Human Sciences and Economic Science

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The postgraduate distance learning programme provides you with the knowledge and expertise to develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacities within public, private and government sectors. It imparts scientific knowledge and skills in the fields of monitoring and evaluation and enables students to design, implement and manage evaluations.

The Master's programme is aimed at persons who are interested in doing or commissioning evaluations. Freelancers and employed evaluators improve their knowledge and expertise. Commissioners of evaluations, and monitoring and evaluation staff learn to examine and consult evaluation tasks. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity to pursue an academic career.

The part-time degree programme qualifies you for the following occupational fields: Evaluation and quality management, project and programme management, evaluation research and science.

Basic information

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Saarland University


4 semesters (part-time)

winter semester (October)

Ø 15 hours/week

in total 2, each for about one week


Overview of the degree programme

1. Semester



Theoretical, conceptual and application-related foundations of evaluation approaches, particularly in development cooperation


2. Semester



Data collection methods of empirical social research, an elective course enables students to specialise in social security systems or sustainability in an economic context


3. Semester



Essentials of economic M&E within organisations, data analysis methods in empirical social research, key communication qualifications, a case study to consolidate practical skills

4. Semester



                       Master’s thesis                    

You can find detailed information on the programme content as well as the coursework and examinations in the

module handbook

Customised to your needs


We provide you with comprehensive, scientifically sound and practice-oriented self-study materials that have been developed by experts especially for distance learning.


Our online campus is your interactive learning platform. You will also be able to stay in touch with us and your fellow students at all times.


This is where you consolidate the knowledge you have acquired through self-study in theory and practice. All dates will be announced well in advance.

Your qualifications for the degree programme

Access with a university degree

Application period: March to 15 July

The application is open to persons with a first university degree qualifying for a profession in any field and at least one year of qualified professional experience.


Access without a university degree

Application deadline for the aptitude test: 1 April

Interested persons without a first university degree qualifying for a profession, but with a university entrance qualification (e. g. Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Meisterprüfung) as well as relevant professional experience of at least five years, have the opportunity to qualify for the degree programme by passing an aptitude test.

For detailed and legally binding information on the admission requirements, please refer to the

examination regulations


currently EUR 1,700/semester

currently EUR 135.50/semester


Tuition fees
If you do not complete your studies within the standard period of study of 4 semesters, you have the option of extending your studies. In this case, the tuition fee is waived in the 5th semester. From the 6th semester onwards, you pay a reduced tuition fee of 30%. You may apply to pay the tuition fees in instalments. The fees are exempted from German VAT and may be tax-deductible if the legal requirements are fulfilled.

Study materials and on-campus phases
The study materials are included in the fees in digital and/or printed form. The fees do not include travel and accommodation expenses or meal allowances during the on-campus phases.

Subject to change

You can find detailed information on the tuition fees in the

tuition fee regulations

This is what our
students and alumni
have to say

"Participating in the programme has given me the opportunity to strengthen my theoretical base and research methodology skills in conducting monitoring and evaluation. I feel privileged to benefit from the knowledge and experience of professors who are experts in their respective fields, and to take part in enriching discussions through an international network of competent fellow students."

Burcu Yeşiladalı, M.A.
Expert Consultant

"As I am working full time, I cannot commit to a full time course attending an university. I liked the course content, particularly the idea of assignments which can be based on everyday work context. I am positive that the programme will be immensely useful during my career leading the development of an evaluation culture within the local authority and to lead evaluations in academic settings."

Gayan Perera, PhD
Head of Epidemiology Services

"A strength of the program is that students come from all over the world, which allows us to learn about each other’s culture and form an international network of experts. The program does not have any age limitation, which leads to a perfect mix of young professionals and highly experienced practitioners and allows us to learn from the experience of practitioners from the field firsthand."

Mohamad Rafi Popal, M.A.
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Information material

Programme information

Do you have any further questions?

Please feel free to contact us!

Kathrin Buchheit
Programme Management
+49 631 205-5023

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