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  1. Icelandic Studies, MA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students have good knowledge and comprehension of the main methods and theories applied in literature research, and a thorough and reliable knowledge and clear comprehension of selected methods and theories.1.2. The student has general knowledge and comprehension of either contemporary or historical linguistics. 1.3. The student has good knowledge of selected periods and/or areas of Icelandic language and Icelandic literature.1.4. The student has a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in the area or areas that his research covers. 1.5. A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in his academic field.   2. Skills2.1. Students can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.2.2. Students can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.2.3. Students understand and can deal with complex matters in an academic context.2.4. Students can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of issues debated in the field and compare their conclusions with those of other academics.2.5. Students show in their master's thesis that he can perform large-scale and quality research in an independent manner on matters that are important for progress in academic discourse.   3. Competence3.1. Students can initiate projects in their academic field, administer them and be responsible for the work of individuals or groups.3.2. Students can ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Midwifery with Professional Recognition, MS

    Knowledge and SkillsWith a MS in Midwifery with Professional Recognition the student expands on knowledge, skills, and ability in the field of midwifery and health promotion regarding pregnancy, birth and post-partum. 1 Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding in the field of midwifery and women´s health, based on the most up-to-date information and research. 1.2 The student has gained clinical knowledge and skills to provide midwifery care based on a individual needs. 1.3 The student has a considerable knowledge concerning concepts and theoretical methods in midwifery which he can use in clinical practice and when conducting research. 2 Skills2.1 The student can practice independently and provide evidence based midwifery care. 2.2 The student can justify clinical decision making and evaluation of midwifery intervention with a theoretical and ethical argumentation. 2.3 The student can gather information, explore and use in evidence based practice and research in midwifery. 3 Competence 3.1 The student has competence to develop, organize and/or lead midwifery intervention in an interdisciplinary work among health care professionals. 3.2 The student can share midwifery knowledge within the community and participate in developing health care in the area of midwifery and women´s health.   3.3 The student has competence in maintaining and expanding knowledge to undertake further education. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Political Science, BA

    Upon completion of the program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student:  1. Knowledge: Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of political science theories Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of comparative and international politics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories of the state, political institutions and organization, as well as the operations of interest groups and NGOs Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of democratic participation, elections and electoral systems, and political behavior Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of power, democracy and diversity Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methodology of political science and statistics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of decision making and the main theories of public policy 2. Skills: Is able to define issues addressed by society and politics academically and critically Has the ability and skills to apply concepts, theoretical explanatory models and social science methods in research Is able to critically search for, collect, analyze, assess and refer to research findings Demonstrates skills in searching, collecting, and using data from large databases, information sources and media, and to utilize said data with professional reflection Demonstrates skills in sorting, linking, transferring lessons, and placing information and concepts in context, justify their decision orally and in writing Can apply th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Political Science, MA

    Knowledge, Ability, and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's program, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a selected area within Political Science.1.2 The student shall have acquired a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge and research methods in Political Science.1.3 The student has acquired a deeper knowledge of a selected area within political science.1.4 The student is familiar with the main research methods in his/her area of concentration.1.5 The student is familiar with the presumptions and concepts of social scientific methodology.1.6 The student is familiar with different research methods within Political Science.1.7 The student has acquired a broader overview of his/her area of expertise. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can organize and implement studies in a recognized manner. 2.2 The student can prepare a research proposal or grant application.2.3 The student can apply the appropriate research methods to answer questions in his/her area of concentration.2.4 The student can describe and explain the presumptions, strengths and limitations of the main methods used in Political Science.2.5 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation of studies in Political Science.2.6 The student can apply the appropriate data analysis in research. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Tourism Studies, MS

    Definition Two year theory and research oriented graduate programme in Tourism at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. It provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree magister scientiarum, MS. Entrance requirements are BS degree in tourism studies or comparative degrees (BS or BA) with minimal grade of 6,5. The scope of research oriented project is 60 ECTS units. An MS degree provides access to doctoral education at level 3. Knowledge, skills and competence Upon completion of the MS programme, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened the previous knowledge base and gained an in-depth insight into a chosen specialised topic within the field of tourism studies.1.2. The student has obtained an in-depth knowledge of the applicability and/or theoretical values within a specialised field of tourism studies.1.3. The student has a profound understanding of main methodologies and approaches that are used within the chosen specialised field.1.4. The student can turn knowledge and understanding gained into applied use in a disciplinary work within the field of tourism1.5. The student has gained competence in discussing and debating own work.1.6. The student has gained competence in articulating and explaining own research activities and findings at an academic forum, in written text as well as orally. 2. Practical ability and skills2.1. The student can design, plan ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Comparative Literature, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Doctoral students possess a clear and in-depth of all the fundamental elements of their special field of knowledge, as well as its main theories, concepts and terms and most recent developments. The level of understanding and expertise will be more extensive and deeper than that required at the previous degree level.1.2. Doctoral students possess a firm grasp of their field of specialisation and show an excellent knowledge of all elements pertaining to that area field of specialisation.1.3. Doctoral students are able to make important and innovatory contributions to their field of specialisation, either in the form of new knowledge or in the innovative utilisation and interpretation of previous knowledge.1.4. Doctoral students possess a good understanding of the scientific and methodological aspects of the subject, both those that apply to its theory and to the general body of opinion concerning the subject, its ideas and ethical standards.1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.. 2. Types of knowledge 2.1. Doctoral students possess an extensive knowledge and understanding that they have developed via their own research and independent contribution, considered as important to their field of expertise.2.2. Doctoral students have defined and presented original ideas in a clear manner and evolved new knowledge on the basis of substantial research that ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Danish, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student has precise knowledge of one subject within his chosen field, i.e. in Danish language or linguistics, on the use of Danish in the employment sector or in Danish literature. He also has a broad perception of the diverse theories, methods and views that drive research in his academic field. 1.2. The master's student has systematically gained an understanding of the newest knowledge and research in his field of academic expertise.1.3. The student can use his skills in the language, knowledge and understanding in the implementation of his research and can take a reasoned stance on academic issues. 2. Type of knowledge:2.1. The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field and in a wider context, e.g. in Denmark or in the international arena. 2.2. The master's student has gained knowledge in his chosen field, with participation in specialised courses, seminars, conferences and through his own research. 3. Practical competence3.1. The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.3.2. The student has developed the ability to work independently on research and is prepared to write academic texts on issues in his chosen field, alone or with others, for publication in the appropriate manner. 3.3. The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context. 3.4. The master's student can make use of his knowledge and competence for leisure or work, where specialised know ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Leisure Studies, BA

    Learning outcomes are statements of what a learner knows, understands and / or can demonstrate successfully after graduation. On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled: Knowledge Upon graduation the student possesses knowledge and understanding relevant to the job. This means that the student: Is familiar with and has an understanding of leisure and its pedagogical value. Has gained a general understanding and insight into the basic theories and concepts in leisure studies, life skills, ethics, sociology, psychology, event management and outdoor education. Is familiar with recreation and leisure and the covenants, laws and regulations relating to it, such as activity-curriculums. Is familiar with and understands the theories, concepts and methods on which the work and responsibility of leisure- and social pedagogues is based, i.e. experience learning, democracy, informal education, leisure education and social pedagogy, and can utilise this knowledge in working with people of all ages. Knows the basic theories and approaches related to professionalism, management, strategy, efficiency, teamwork and successful partnership. Possesses current knowledge of issues relating to leisure, especially that of children, youth and the elderly. Has acquired the ability to incorporate new research, methods and solutions in the field in his or her own work Is familiar with the appropriate methods, tools and software that can increase people's quality of and participation in leisure activities, includin ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Midwifery, cand. obst.

    Knowledge and SkillsThe student expands on the knowledge, skills, and ability that he or she developed during previous studies bachelor studies in nursing and has developed a basic knowledge of midwifery during the first year. The student exhibits an increased and deeper understanding and has a more extensive outlook on the profession of midwifery by the end of studies. 1 Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student possesses basic and specialized knowledge in the field of midwifery pertaining to the process of childbirth, pregnancy, welfare, assisted labor, confinement, adjustment to parental roles, and female and reproductive health.1.2 The student is familiar with the ideology, concepts, and methods in midwifery and is able to engage in discussions and criticism of various ideologies related to labor in a cultural context.1.3 The student employs his or her knowledge and understanding of the work of the midwife and possesses the skills to theoretically, rationalize clinical decision-making in midwifery. 2 Type of Knowledge2.1 The student demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding in the field of midwifery, based on the most up-to-date information and research.2.2 The student demonstrates specialized knowledge to analyze individual needs of women and their families in the childbearing process and to offer information, teaching, and support.2.3 The student demonstrates knowledge in reproductive health with a focus on contraceptive counseling.2.4 The student demonstrates specialized knowledge and clinic ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Public Health Sciences, Ph.D.

    Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of doctoral studies in public health sciences 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 acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of public health sciences. He has deepened considerably his knowledge from that acquired at the 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 ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, 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 research that has withstood analysis and critique by scholars in the relevant field.1.5. The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through individual research which is considered an important contribution to the relevant field of research. 1.6. The student has knowledge of the systems used in the financing of research and its evaluation and understands how research is applied for academic, administrative as well as commercial purposes. 2. Practica ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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