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I. Overall academic skills
M1 The master displays an open and critical attitude and is capable of honing the already existing open attitude and critical mind. He/she shows a scientifically substantiated attitude in different cultural and multilingual contexts.
M2 The master is scientifically autonomous and can do fundamental and applied research on the level of a starter-researcher.
M3 The master disposes of an original, creative and multi- and interdisciplinary research attitude, making him/her capable of pursuing new national and international developments within the chosen subfields (and the relevant broader scientific and intercultural context).
M4 The master recognises the deontological and ethical aspects of research and acts accordingly.
M5 The master disposes of entrepreneurial skills and is able to autonomously become proficient in a number of practical skills specific to the national and international labor market.
II. Field-specific scientific skills
M6 The master disposes of the capacity to think and act in a scientific way: he/she has a broad knowledge, understanding and insight into the specific field of study within linguistics, applied linguistics or literary studies.
M7 Conscious of the intercultural society that the master lives in, he/she understands the importance of language and language sensitivity. In particular, in the international and specific Brussels context, he/ she has further insights into the effects of globalisation on languages and into new conclusions regarding local languages and/or insights into the contribution of literature to a reflection upon daily life.
M8 The master is methodologically able. By means of guided and autonomous work, he/she can analyse, critically interpret and apply linguistic, applied linguistic or literary data and corpora in concrete research situations.
M9 The master disposes of a communicative and rhetorical ability: he/she can communicate insightfully and creatively, in a written or oral way about own research, with peers and laymen of different cultures.
M10 The master is aware of the most important contemporary developments in scientific research regarding linguistics, applied linguistics or literary studies in all of their aspects and can take a substantiated stance within these developments.
M11 The master supplies, amongst others by means of the MA paper, an original and creative addition to linguistic, applied linguistic or literary research.
M12 The master can make the link between research and the social applications in the broader work field of linguistics and/or literary studies.
M13 The master has insight into the application possibilities of the research, e.g. with regard to communication, language, literature and theatre, intermediality, language acquisition and multilingualism, language variation, language pathologies.
III. Language-specific skills
M14 The master is proficient in the chosen languages, namely the language in which the MA paper is composed: level C2 for Dutch, English and French, and level C1 for Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish in the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" for comprehension (listening and reading), speaking (production and interaction) and writing.
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In the context of this programme, the following academic plans are offered:
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