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  1. Danish, 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 standards1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.2. Types of knowledge2.1. 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 t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Icelandic, BA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students adopt a critical viewpoint and recognise the position and significance of Icelandic literature and language in contemporary society.1.2. Students have a clear overview of the history of Icelandic literature from its beginning to the present and know the principal literary genres.1.3. Students have a good overview of both Modern and Old Icelandic language and recognise the principal language transitions that have occurred and are occurring. 1.4. Students understand different viewpoints and theories, which can be used in researching Icelandic language and/or literature.1.5. Students are acquainted with the principal research methods in literature and/or linguistics and can apply some of these to Icelandic linguistic or literary subject matter.   2. 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 and/or grammatical topics.2.3. Students have demonstrated the ability to manage their own research on a specific and interesting topic.2.4. Students know the fundamentals of thorough source evaluation, are familiar with the use of primary sources and use them in their own investigations.2.5. Students can express themselves clearly and methodically in discussions and in writing and have mastered various styles of language tailored to differing situations.   3. Competence3.1. Students have fully mastered the technicalities ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Inclusive Education, M.Ed.

    KnowledgeOn completion of the programme the students should have knowledge and understanding of main concepts, theories and policy of inclusive education an understanding on how students’ diverse background, social and cultural, affects their learning and how schools can create a powerful learning environment for all students SkillsOn completion of the programme the students should be able to use conceptual knowledge and understanding to plan teaching and learning for diverse groups of students in inclusive school show innovation in developing and using ideas of inclusive pedagogy in school practice be able to connect experience and practice with theoretical and practical knowledge and present their professional working theory CompetencesOn completion of the programme the students should have adopted respect for students’ diversity and be able to use the opportunities that can be found in a diverse group have the competence to be proactive in planning developmental projects for inclusive practice, being able to manage and take charge of the implementation of such projects be able to make and rationalise individual and professional decisions on inclusive education. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Biology, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four year theoretical and practical research-based postgraduate programme of studies in biology 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 biology 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 in biology, 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 biology. 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 theoretic ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Economics, Minor

    Knowledge, ability and skillsUpon completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows:1 Knowledge and understanding* 1.1 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 Practical skills* 2.1 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 Th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Global Studies, Doctorate

    Knowledge At the completion of the studies, the student is able to: Describe and classify general scientific theories, in particular those of importance for global studies. Explain and summarise key issues, concepts and state of the art of global studies and their societal importance. Present, evaluate and argue for new knowledge within the field of global studies that meets peer-review standards. Explain and present research findings and describe researchers' rights and obligations, including confidentiality towards informants, copy-right, science ethics and ownership of results and data. List and give examples of research funding and evaluate their relevance. Skills At the completion of the studies, the student is able to: Explain the field of global studies for colleagues, other scientists and the general public. Able to collaborate in a small group of collaborators or in the wider context of the scientific community and other stakeholders. Present and argue for own research in seminars and oral examinations, and explain own research in diverse scientific fora. Prepare and lead a research project with specific research aims and milestones and clearly identified research components. Use information technology to collect and register scientific information, and make it accessible for systematic use in research. Ability At the completion of the studies, the student is able to: Identify, classify and critically examine data and other information within the field of global studies. Summarise state of the art with ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Italian, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main general concepts in the area of language and culture, economic and national life and history.1.2.    Students have a basic knowledge and understanding of Italian as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 1.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in everyday life or in their profession.1.4.    Students possess the skills to make arguments to support their claims and practical solutions in the area of languages. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have adopted the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2.    Students have acquired basic knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of Italian-speaking nations. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to understand texts of different types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 3.2.    Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes and in an occupational setting.3.3.    Students are able to compose clear, detailed and well-structured texts on various issues. 3.4.    Students have displayed their command of words and methods in presenting organised, coherent and easily understandable texts. 4.    Theoretical skills 4.1.     Students are able to summarise information from a variety of sources, both written and oral, with the reconstruction of arguments and accounts in a coherent manner.4.2.     Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Theology, MA

    Knowledge and understanding Students have expanded their knowledge and understanding of theology that they gained at former levels of study. Students have gained systematic understanding of the most recent findings available in the field of Theology, particularly in the field which they have chosen to specialise in. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding while doing professional work within the fields of teaching, church-activity or further academic work and are able to defend their professional decisions. Type of knowledge Students possess significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the theological field in general and in particular within the field they have chosen to specialise in. Students have acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in their area of expertise.  Practical skills Students are able to understand and deal with complicated subjects in a professional setting. Students can make decisions in an independent, professional manner within the church or in other settings where theological knowledge is of value. Students have the ability and skills to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific data. Students are able to develop and contextualise projects by using theological methods, theories and/or research and surveys. Students are able to acquire further theological knowledge, and maintain their previous knowledge in their chosen theological fields. Theoretical skills Students can make autonomous as ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Anthropology, BA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student possesses thorough knowledge of the basic ideas, theories and concepts of anthropology.1.2 The student understands what a theoretical explanation is.1.3 The student has learned to apply a critical anthropological perspective and understands cultural relativity.1.4 The student has an overview of the main issues in the history of human society and the development of Homo sapiens as well as a detailed knowledge of one or more particular fields within anthropology.1.5 The student is familiar with the main research methods of anthropology and has a thorough understanding of qualitative methods.1.6 The student understands the basic concepts of critiquing sources.1.7 The student has an understanding of different perspectives in the research of mankind and human societies. 2. Practical and theoretical ability2.1 The student has adopted independent working methods and mastered anthropological discourse in written and oral presentation. 2.2 The student can apply the methods of anthropology in limited tasks.2.3 The student has mastered professional skills in presenting written work.2.4 The student can work independently and in an organized manner on delimited subjects within anthropology.2.5 The student shows independence in defining and working with a delimited topic, through the critical use of theoretical sources. 2.6 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. German Teaching, MA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has knowledge and comprehension about selected methods and theories used in research on learning and teaching of foreign languages.1.2.    The student is familiar with the main research done on German as a foreign language in Iceland.1.3.    The student has insight and comprehension about the state of knowledge in language learning and teaching, including the relationship between academic ideas and teaching.1.4.    The student is familiar with the conditions for learning speech, with the nature of learning a second or foreign language and with the nature of being bilingual and its effect on speech development, on literacy and on learning. He is also familiar with the social, psychological and learning variables that affect language learning and competence.1.5.    The student has command of various methods for teaching specific aspects of German literature, national life and culture in accordance with theories on language learning and teaching.1.6.    The student is familiar with the official education policy and national curriculum in Iceland and with its unique characteristics in comparison with neighbouring countries.  The student is familiar with the theories on language learning and teaching on which the curriculum for German is based1.7.    The student is familiar with teaching material for German, teaching instructions and other aids, their functions, attributes and the research that has been done on their use.1.8.    The student knows the theories rel ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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