The  domain-specific  and  programme-specific  outcomes  of  the  BScSS  programme  were  defined according  to  the  standards  stipulated  in  the  European  Qualifications  Framework  (EQF)  and  the Flemish  Qualifications  Framework  (FQF).  The  intended  domain-specific  learning  outcomes  of  the BScSS  programme  reflect  five  features  that  form  the  curricular  specificity  that  distinguish  the BScSS  from  the  existing  Dutch-language  and  international  bachelors  in  the  domain  of  sociology,  political sciences  and  communication  studies. 

More  specifically  these  five  features  are  as  follows:  1)  the multidisciplinary  nature  of  the  programme;  2)  the  presence  of  an  interdisciplinary  and transdisciplinary  dimension  in  the  programme;  3)  a  strong  emphasis  on  methodology;  4)  an
analytical approach of social, political and communication theories and 5)  a close  link with the EU and EU institutions.

Due to its new character, the BScSS domain-specific learning outcomes (LOs) and the programmespecific learning outcomes coincide. The intended learning outcomes a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences is expected to possess, after completion of the three bachelor years, are the following:

-  LO1:  has  an  active  knowledge  of  the  most  important  theories,  currents  and  concepts
prevailing in the domain of the social sciences.

-  LO2:  is  familiar  with  the  historical  developments  that  have  occurred  in  the  fields  of
sociology, political sciences and communication sciences over time.

-  LO3:  recognises  the  cross-sections,  the  intersections  and  the  cross-fertilisations  that  are
noticeable amongst the different social sciences.

-  LO4:  is  able  to  apply  social  theories  and  concepts  on  a  well-delineated,  socially  and
scientifically  relevant  research  topic  that  relates  to  the  European  Union  or  other
(international) institutions.

-  LO5: knows the historical, political, juridical and socio-economic structures that shape the
activities  and  define  the  agency  of  the  European  political  institutions,  private  and  public
social organisations and media-organisations.

-  LO6: can formulate a valid scientific research question on a topic that relates to the social

-  LO7:  can  identify,  gather  and  critically  process  the  relevant  sources  and  literature  on  a
specific social sciences research topic.

-  LO8: knows how to set up a scientific and methodologically correct research design.

-  LO9:  possesses  the  methodological  knowledge  and  skills  of  data  selection  and  data
processing that prevail within the domains of the social sciences. 

-  LO10: masters the techniques of good and accurate research reporting in oral and written

-  LO11:  has  an  investigative,  problem-oriented  and  critical  attitude  towards  social,  political
and media-related phenomena and scientific research results with regard thereof.

-  LO12:  recognises  the  multilayered  and  complex  character  of  social,  political  and  mediarelated facts and phenomena.

-  LO13: reflects and evaluates his or her learning process and results critically.

-  LR14: acts in a professional and responsible manner.

-  LO15: is able to perform teamwork, he or she possesses good communicative skills and is

-  LO16: prioritises scientific integrity and honesty in his or her scientific research activities.

-  LO17: approaches dominant tendencies within the social and the policy domain in a critical

-  LO18: has awareness of the social role and function of social scientists.

-  LO19:  has  knowledge  of  and  insight  into  the  main  institutions,  actors  and  processes  of
decision-making and policy-making of the European Union.