The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
1. Knowledge and understanding:
1.1. The student has good knowledge and comprehension of one factor, his chosen field, of German and linguistics, or history and literature of national life of German speaking nations, with a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in that field.
1.2. A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in his field of choice.
1.3. The student can use his applied and theoretical knowledge and understanding in his research and can take a reasoned stance on academic problems.
2. Type of knowledge:
2.1. The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in the international arena.
2.2. The student has gained his knowledge in his chosen field both with participation in specialised courses, symposia or seminars and his own research.
3. Practical competence
3.1. The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.
3.2. The student has developed the ability to work independently on research and is able to write academic texts on issues in his area of choice, alone or with others, for publication in the appropriate venue.
3.3. The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context.
3.4. The student can use his applied and theoretical knowledge and understanding in solving various specialised professional projects.
4. Theoretical skills
4.1. The master's student can independently evaluate when varying methods of analysis apply and when there is a need for a complex academic treatment.
4.2. The master's student can demonstrate increased and deepened understanding and broader perception of his chosen field than is implied by studies at lower levels.
4.3. The student can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of a issue debated in the field and compare his conclusions with those of other academics.
4.4. The student shows in his master's thesis that he can perform large-scale and quality research in an independent manner on matters that are important for progress in academic discourse.
4.5. The student has a broad perception and understanding to recognise new opportunities for knowledge creation.
5. Communication competence, information technology and computer literacy
5.1. The master's student can initiate projects in his chosen field, administer them and be responsible for the work of individuals or groups.
5.2. The master's student is experienced in solving academic issues in cooperation with others.
5.3. The student can take part in academic debate on academic issues while respecting and understanding the views of others.
5.4. The student can present academically argued conclusions on issues within his field of choice, alone or in cooperation with others and equally to an audience of specialists and to the public.
5.5. The student appreciates the main opportunities for communicating material in his field of choice in today's society.
5.6. A student can use software that can be used in research in German, especially in his chosen field.
6. Academic competence
6.1. The student knows the main ways to maintain his knowledge and skills and is able to gather new knowledge in his academic field.
6.2. The master's student has reached the necessary level of working independently to be able to begin studies at a doctoral level in his academic field.