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  1. Law, Doctorate

     Learning Outcomes for Doctoral Studies in the Faculty of Law at the University of Iceland approved at a Law Faculty Meeting on 27 November 2018  Knowledge: Degree holders possess specialised knowledge within the discipline of law. This entails that holders: possess an extensive and deep understanding of the principal doctrines, fundamental considerations, concepts, and the latest knowledge available have taken the initiative in creating new knowledge through research which passes the test of peer review and scholarly critique have made a novel and significant contribution to knowledge in the relevant field of law  Skills: Degree holders are able to apply the specialised methods and practices of a legal specialty. This entails that holders: are able to plan and carry out extensive and complex legal research can make use of critical methods and evaluation in conducting new and complex legal research have applied and developed methods which add to the body of legal knowledge have adopted a critical stance toward legal knowledge  Competence: Degree holders are able to apply their knowledge and skills professionally and academically. This entails that holders: can assume responsibility for their own work and that of others show academic independence and initiative can communicate their knowledge effectively to their peers, other scholars and the public are able to participate in critical discussion and can initiate and lead theoretical discourse   ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Applied Studies in Culture and Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students are familiar with the fundamentals, theories and concepts related to communication and culture and are able to critically discuss these matters. 1.2. Students are familiar with different viewpoints, methods and ideas that drive research in communication and the discourse of culture. 1.3. Students have a clear understanding of what sophisticated and recognised communication of culture entails and can substantiate their evaluations. 1.4. Students are familiar with research and ideas regarding communication of culture for different target groups. 1.5. Students have gained the necessary understanding and skills to discuss diverse ways of presenting cultural material as well as varied content depending on the media channel and target group. 1.6. Students possess the skills to evaluate the significance of culture, estimate the value of cultural capital and are familiar with the links between power, academic disciplines and society. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students have acquired their knowledge in communication and culture both through participation in specialised courses and through their own project work. 2.2. Students have acquired diverse modes of presenting material and are able to work independently in the field of communication and culture. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to work effectively in interdisciplinary collaboration with the aim of linking Icelandic history and culture. 3.2. Students are able to work independently and systematically on div ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Comparative Literature, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of comparative literature.1.2.    Students have fundamental knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in literature.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of world literature, with an emphasis on Western literature.1.4.    Students have learnt to address a specific field and/or period in literature in a scholarly manner. 2.    Practical skills2.1.    Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2.    Students can work independently and methodically on specific literary topics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance literary analysis.2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing a scholarly text. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of source evaluation and can draw on sources in their own investigation in the standard manner.3.2.    Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can apply them to their work. 3.3.    Students can apply basic concepts in literature to their analysis and essay writing.3.4.    Students have acquired skills to respond to the discourse and expressive mechanisms of fiction and understand its connection to other aspects of culture and the outside world. 4.    Communication skills4.1.    Students show initiative and interest in their studies.4.2.    Students can work independently and in gro ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Inclusive Special Education, M.Ed.

    On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled:Knowledge - Have knowledge of the main theories, research methods, concepts, and codes of ethics related to the fields of multicultural studies, special education, and diversified schooling, as well as an understanding of the research policies that shape research in these fields - Have deepened their knowledge of theories about education, inclusion, and exclusion, and respect for individuals and human diversity - Have a solid understanding of important concepts in the study of ethics (such as autonomy, human dignity, trust, care, human rights, justice, and exclusion) and how they have been defined and understood in western ethics, and how they are applied in real circumstances - Are familiar with the main theories of sociology and the philosophy of education, including theories about social inequality, democracy, and social justice - Are familiar with the most recent theories and research outcomes in the fields of special education and the diverse community, including the fields of multiculturalism and disability studies, and be able to use them in work and in theoretical discourse - Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods, and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics in contemporary education debate - Be familiar with national and global commitments related to schooling, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Sign Language Studies and Interpretation, BA

    1. Knowledge: On graduation, students shall possess knowledge of Icelandic sign language and interpreting between Icelandic and Icelandic sign language This means that students shall:1.1. possess thorough knowledge of the methods, theories and concepts of sign language linguistics and interpreting.1.2. have a good command of Icelandic sign language as a language user, in accordance with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.1.3. be able to use and analyse the grammar of Icelandic sign language. 1.4. possess thorough knowledge of the culture and history of deaf people and the cultural gap between deaf and hearing people.1.5. possess knowledge of fundamental theories within interpreting and translation studies.1.6 possess knowledge of the interpreting process and how interpreting between Icelandic sign language and Icelandic is carried out in different situations.1.7. possess knowledge of important ethical considerations in sign language interpreting.   2. Competence: On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures within sign language linguistics and interpreting.  This means that students shall:2.1. be able to work independently and in groups with other sign language interpreters.2.2. be able to express themselves well in Icelandic sign language and Icelandic.2.3. be competent communicators.2.4. be able to understand and express that which is said in interpreting situations.2.5. be able to tailor their language and modes of communication to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Spanish for Practical Purposes, Diploma

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. A substantial knowledge of the Spanish language.1.2. A good basic knowledge of the histories and cultures of and national life in Spanish-speaking countries. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Good command of the Spanish language.2.2. General knowledge of the cultures, histories, national life, literatures and arts of Spanish-speaking nations. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students comprehend the main points in discussion in Spanish on a variety of topics relating to everyday life, culture, national life and history.3.2. Students are able to write text in Spanish on familiar topics or interests.3.3. Students are able to describe their experiences, views and opinions and are able to support and explain their claims and intentions in Spanish. 3.4. Students are able to resolve variety of situations likely to arise in interaction with people in or from Spanish-speaking areas. 4. Theoretical skills 4.1. Students are able to understand the main issues in texts on objective and abstract subject matter, including technical discussions in their area of expertise.4.2. Students are able to compose detailed texts on various topics and explain their standpoints on scheduled issues and give an account of advantages and drawbacks of various alternatives.4.3. Students are able to agilely and fluently interact with individuals from areas where the language is spoken. 5. Communication and technology skills and computer literacy 5.1. Students are able to display initiative and autonomy.5.2. Students are abl ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Archaeology, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have mastered archaeological concepts and methodology, including fieldwork methodology. 1.2. Students have a good understanding of theoretical discourse in archaeology. 1.3. Students have a good understanding of the methodology underpinning archaeology and are able to work critically with written sources as well as empirical data. 1.4. Students have a clear idea of the main aspects of the development of human society and are familiar with the cultural history of at least one period/region. 1.5. Students are knowledgeable on Icelandic archaeology and cultural history and familiar with the latest research and theories in this field. 1.6. Students are knowledgeable on ethical problems concerning historical artefacts, human remains and the protection of cultural relics. 2. Practical and theoretical skills 2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and are able to analyse practical, complex archaeological issues. 2.2. Students are able to make and justify decisions on scholarly archaeological grounds. 2.3. Students are organised and able to work independently on specific archaeological issues. 2.4. Students are able to make prudent use of guidance and comments on their work. 2.5. Students are able to set goals, and can devise and follow a work schedule. 2.6. Students have fully mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing. 2.7. Students are able to present and describe complex theoretical topics and research findings. 2.8. Students ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Economics, BA

    Upon completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1 Knowledge1.1 The student has knowledge of the core concepts of economics and its methodology.1.2 The student has good understanding of economies and the relationships between economic indicators.1.3 The student has good working knowledge of statistics and its applications in economics and econometrics.1.4 The student has good knowledge and understanding of an elected area of specialization within economics and/or finance.1.5 The student has the necessary preparation for postgraduate study at a high-quality university overseas.1.6 The student has the ability to systematically analyse problems and use his/her knowledge of economics to seek understanding and solutions to various issues and problems within organizations.1.7 Students holding B.A. degrees can apply their knowledge of economics and the minor focus area to analysing and understanding socioeconomic issues. 2 Skills2.1 The student is able to analyse micro- and macroeconomic issues and problems and find answers to questions using the analytical methods of economics.2.2 The student is able to test the theories and hypotheses of economics using statistical and econometrical methods.2.3 The student is able to use software for economic research.2.4 The student is able to apply economic and statistical methods for the solution of practical problems in business.2.5 The student is able to write research articles or reports, applying economics to ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Food Science, MS

    The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of food science. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of food science.  Knowledge ability and skills On completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within food science and has acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used. 1.2. The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of food science in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student has knowledge of the most common instruments of bioinformatics which are relevant to his field of study. 1.4. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.5. The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate his opinions about his research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the field of study. 1.6. The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study. 2. Practical ability and skills 2.1. The student is able to design, organize, develop and execute experiments in the laboratory bearing in mind the technical, logistical, safety and ethical considerations ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Law, Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law, LL.M.

    Knowledge: Holders of an LL.M. degree in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law shall have acquired an extensive and deep knowledge of these legal specialities and of certain fundamental subjects of international law and European law.   This entails that holders: know the academic topics and issues addressed by the disciplines of natural resources law and international environmental law have acquired knowledge by participating in research projects either with instructors or other students, and through diverse teaching methods are able to present and provide reasoning to support independent legal conclusions based on established legal methods have the knowledge and ability to integrate the latest knowledge into the areas of natural resources law and international environmental law possess knowledge of the established methods of legal research have a solid knowledge of the ethics of scholarship   Skills: Holders of an LL.M. degree in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law have acquired the skills to apply established legal methods within these areas of law professionally and/or in academia.   This entails that holders: have adopted and have a good command of established legal methods, and are able to gather, analyse and critically assess sources of law, research conducted by others and doctrines concerning the area of natural resources law and international environmental law, including information available in foreign databases are able to use their knowledge in new and unfam ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland