Objectives and Competencies

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Competencies are understood to be “the identifiable and assessable set of interconnected knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, which will allow the student to exercise his/her professional activity according to the requirements and standards used in the corresponding occupational area”.

All the master’s at the University of Almeria explicitly include two types of competencies:

  • The generic competencies included in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes the organization of official higher education.
  • The specific degree competencies. These competencies are detailed in the degree’s report and are related to its particular subjects. Some of these competencies may have been agreed at the Andalusian regional level, or for certain degrees, they may be regulated at the state level.

Basic, General and Cross-Curricular Competences

Basic, General and Transversal Competencies, the basic competencies for all master's degrees are defined in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 Octoberand are as follows:

General competencies for all master's degrees
CB6-To possess and understand knowledge That students have demonstrated they possess and understand knowledge that expands and improves on that associated with the first cycle, providing them a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often in a research context.
CB7-Application of knowledge That students know how to apply the knowledge gained and are capable of problem-solving in new or unexplored settings within broader (or multi-disciplinary) contexts relating to their field of study.
CB8-Ability to make judgements That students can integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgements based on incomplete information which, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to applying their knowledge and judgements.
CB9-Communication capacity and social aptitude That students know how to communicate their conclusions - and the ultimate knowledge and reasons that support them – to both specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.
CB10-Learning skills That students possess the learning skills that will enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.