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Master's Degree in English Studies: Profess. Applicat.& Intercult.Communica >>

Objectives and Competences


The training objectives of the Master can be summarized as follows:

  • For students to obtain transversal and specific competences beyond those obtained by graduates in English Studies in order to:

a) Enter the labour market being recognized as senior professionals with high standard individual and technical qualification; or

b) Pursue their academic career successfully performing their Doctoral Thesis

  • For students trained through this Master to achieve:

1. A high level of autonomy in their use of English language in professional and intercultural spheres

2. Students should be able to undertake R+D with an intellectual approach

3. For students to show leadership, common sense, initiative, critical spirit, capacity for risk, efficiency, etc.

Students from this Master should, therefore, satisfy their academic aims and interests following any of the lines of research offered in the Master. The subject matters offered in the Master reflect the most important Lines of Research in English Studies, and also cover the different lines of thought related to English language, literature and teaching. Students should also be able to develop the required competences for their professional life and respond to the demands of society.


Competences are the set of interrelated knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, which can be identified and evaluated, and which enable the student to undertake the professional activity according to requirements and standards used in the appropriate occupational area.

All masters of the University of Almeria explicitly cover two types of competences:

  • Generic Competences included in Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, establishing regulations for Official University Studies.
  • Specific Competences of the degree. These competences are specified in the degree report, and are related to its own disciplines. Part of these competences may have been agreed at the regional level of Andalusia, or, in some degrees, they may have been decided nationally.

General Competences

  • To acquire and understand knowledge: Students should prove to have acquired and understood knowledge beyond that acquired in the first cycle, which gives them and opportunity to be original in the development or application of ideas, often in the context of research.
  • Application of knowledge: Students should know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their capacity for solving problems in new or nearly new environments within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of studies.
  • Capacity of judgement: Students should be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of forming judgement from information which, although incomplete or limited, includes thought about the social and ethical responsibilities related to the application of their knowledge and judgement.
  • Capacity to communicate and social ability: Students should be able to communicate their conclusions -and the knowledge and final reasons which sustain them- to specialized and non-specialized public in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • Ability for learning: Students should possess the necessary learning abilities to allow them to continue cstudying in a mostly autonomous and self-directed way.


Specific competences

Specific competences of the degree are included in the degree report. Follow this link to access them:

Pdf link. Specific competences

Competencias Específicas (105 kb)

Updated by: Training, Syllabi and Teaching Organization Service

Date: 7 March 2013

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