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  1. Agricultural Sciences, B.Sc

    Knowledge, ability and skillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability as stated below:Knowledge and Understanding: Students possess a general understanding of theories, criteria, concepts and methods within a specific subject. Students can apply their knowledge and understanding to their theoretical practice, or within their profession, and have competences to sustain theoretical and practical solutions in the relevant subject. Lectures with the aid of computer technology (Power-Point) are the principal method of delivery of knowledge and understanding skills for most courses in Agricultural Science (A1-A4). Most courses rely on textbooks and reviews and research papers are used as supplementary material, especially in Yr 2 and 3. In subjects specially related to Icelandic agricultural conditions teaching relies on scientific material published in local journals and reports. The communication between teachers and students is organised on special web pages for each course, where material related to lectures, projects and further reading is easily accessible for all students enrolled in the course. Practicals under the supervision of teachers are used in many subjects, especially in the basic courses in Yr 1 and 2, where students acquire knowledge on methods used in the particular field of study, in the laboratory, farm stables and field (A1-A7). Short field trips are in many courses (01.41.02 Introduction to Agriculture; 01.10.03 Man and Nature; 02.06.04 Basic E ...

    Provider NameLBHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  2. Dipl. in Natural Resource Sciences, Diploma

    KnowledgeAfter completing the studies, the student shall: Be able to demonstrate general knowledge of theories and methods in the field of natural and life sciences, environmental field and the foundations for sustainable use of natural resources, Be able to acquire general knowledge and understanding relating to the latest discoveries in the chosen field, Be able to apply basic methods in search- and information technology SkillsAfter completing the studies, the student shall: Be able to demonstrate skills in general working procedures in the laboratory and in field excursions where data is collected, Be able to define simple projects and solve them, Be able to use specialized research equipment, techniques and software to collect data, Be able to demonstrate skills to present and describe research results and the use of numerical and graphical data. CompetencesAfter completing the studies, the student shall: Have demonstrated the necessary academic ability, independent and innovative approach to work to be able to take on further studies at the baccalaureate level, Have the ability to actively cooperate with others in project work, Have acquired the skills to interpret and present general issues of the natural and life sciences within his/her own group and to the public, Have developed open and innovative ways of thinking for use in further studies and work ...

    Provider NameUNAK

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  3. Environment and Natural Resources, Doctorate

    Type of knowledge The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out on an individual basis. The student's research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study. The student shall have initiated new knowledge in environment and natural resources, and its interpretation, with research which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level:1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of environment and natural resources. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels.1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas.1.3. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data1.4. The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of research which has withstood analysis and critique by scholars in the relevant field.1.5. The student possesses kn ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  4. Environment and Natural Resources, Master's

    Two year academic and research-oriented graduate programme in environment and natural resources at the University of Iceland. The programme is organized and administered collectively by the 5 Schools of UI: School of Education, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences. Students graduate from one of the faculties within the above schools with the degree magister scientarium (MS) or magister artium (MA). The programme comprises 120 ECTS, including a research project of either 30 or 60 ECTS and qualifies graduates to be admitted to doctoral programmes at level 3. Candidates must have completed a first University degree (BS, BA or other equivalent degrees), and fulfil other considerations set by the programme board. Upon completion of the degree each student should have fulfilled the following goals, in addition to what was gained at the previous level: Knowledge The student has gained interdisciplinary and international knowledge about the environment and natural resources. The student possesses knowledge of theories and management tools in the various academic fields that contribute to the field of environment and natural resources. The student has acquired knowledge through research and can put the latest relevant knowledge in context within their field of specialization. The student understands how the field of environment and natural resources transcends traditional disciplines and how the various disciplines act together. The stu ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  5. Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.

    Knowledge, ability and skillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability as stated below:Knowledge and Understanding: The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out an individual basis. The student’s research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study. The student shall have initiated new knowledge in agricultural sciences, and its interpretation, with research, which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Type of Knowledge: On completion of doctoral studies 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 acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of agricultural sciences. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas. 1.3 The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data. 1.4 The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of r ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  6. Environmental studies, Doctorate

    DefinitionA three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in environmental studies at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 ECTS and comprises at least 30 ECTS in courses and a 180 ECTS research project. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent in either Environment and Natural Resources, Engineering or Natural Sciences. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skillsOn completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and of the newest knowledge in a chosen area in the field of environmental studies. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that which he gained at previous levels.1.2. The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts.1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data. 2. Type of knowledge2.1. The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a sign ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  7. Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.

    Knowledge, ability and skillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability as stated below:Knowledge and Understanding: The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out an individual basis. The student’s research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study. The student shall have initiated new knowledge in agricultural sciences, and its interpretation, with research, which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Type of Knowledge: On completion of doctoral studies 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 acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of agricultural sciences. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas. 1.3 The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data. 1.4 The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of r ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  8. Geography (prior programme structure), BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme of study at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school. Knowledge, ability and skillsUpon completion of the studies, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has good knowledge of the basics of geography, which relate to human-environment relationships1.2. The student knows basic ideas and theories about the origins and subsequent history of the Earth and its ecosystems.1.3. The student knows and understands theories about the significance of space and place for the development of nature and of society. 1.4. The student knows the diverse scientific approaches that are used in geography.1.5. The student knows the methods used in the discipline for collecting data about nature and society, and for the analysis of these data.1.6. The student is acquainted with the collection, presentation and use of geographical data, i.e. with maps and geographical information systems. 2. Practical ability and skills2.1. The student is able to plan and carry out research on topics related to nature and society, to organise sampling, perform experiments, carry out surveys and interviews. 2.2. The student is able to use appropriate software in ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  9. Geography, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four-year theoretical research based postgraduate programme of studies in geography at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides at least 180 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS degree in Geography, or a comparable qualification. The scope of the research project shall be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral studies are governed by special Faculty regulations. Type of knowledge The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out on an individual basis. The student's research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study. The student shall have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of geography. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in his/her area of research and is able to put forward and develop conceptual ideas within ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  10. Geography, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies at level 4 in geography in the Faculty of Life and Envionmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS degree in geography or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 or higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 ECTS units. The MS degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of geography.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of geophysics. 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 previous level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a selected subject area within geography 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 geography in his/her area of expertise.1.3. The student knows the methods and tools that are used in his/her area of expertise.1.4. The student is able to use his/her knowle ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland

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