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  1. International Affairs, MA

    Upon completion of the masters program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student:  Knowledge Has broad knowledge of the academic field of international affairs and the relevant research methods used within it Is knowledgeable about the connections between international and domestic affairs and the role of international organizations Has acquired knowledge of a specific subject of international affairs through the completion of a research project Can provide arguments for their findings Can place contemporary theoretical and analytical knowledge in international affairs in the context of relevant research Is familiar with relevant research methods, theories, and ethical issues in international affairs, in particular as concerns Iceland and small states in general Skills Can collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data Is capable of analyzing qualitative and quantitative data on international affairs and of presenting their findings coherently in speech and in writing Can apply their knowledge, understanding, and proficiency for resolution in new and unfamiliar situations or in an interdisciplinary context Is capable of integrating knowledge, tackling complex subjects and presenting an opinion based on available information Can effectively apply research methods and implement small-scale research projects Competences Has the necessary skills to continue their studies Can initiate projects within the field of international affairs Can commun ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Sociology, 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 end deepened his/her knowledge of sociology. 1.2 The student shall have acquired a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge and research methods.1.3 The student has acquired a deeper knowledge of the applied uses of sociology in a particular field.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 sociology.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 a specific area.2.4 The student can describe and explain the presumption, strengths and limitations of the main methods used in sociology.2.5 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation of studies in sociology.2.6 The student can apply the appropriate data analysis in research.2.7 The student has demonstrated the skills to give a written overview of resear ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the conclusion of the diploma program, the student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study: 1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a specialized  research in the field of addiction and substance abuse and has a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field, including the research methods applied in it. 1.2 The student has gained a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of work in the field of addiction and substance abuse. 1.3 The student is familiar with the main academic work and theories useful in his/her area of expertise. 1.4 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field. 2. Practical Skills and Ability 2.1 The student can describe and explain the presumptions and limits of the main methods in the field of addiction and substance abuse. 2.2 The student has knowledge of the use of qualitative and quantitative methods used in research in the field of addiction andsubstance abuse. 2.3 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation research in the field of addiction and substance abuse. 2.4 The student has the ability to publish in writing an overview of research related to his/her field of research. 3. Theoretical Ability 3.1 The student can define and describe what good organization entails. 3.2 The student has acquired an additional and deeper understanding of hi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. 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
  5. Creative Writing, MA

    1. Knowledge:1.1. Students possess thorough knowledge of Icelandic and its possibilities as an artistic medium. 1.2. Students possess knowledge of the writing process, from idea to finished work.1.3. Students possess knowledge of the main literary genres.1.4. Students possess knowledge of fundamental theories of literature.1.5. Students possess practical knowledge of the Icelandic publishing world. 2. Competence:2.1. Students are able to work independently and in groups on writing projects.2.2. Students are able to critique texts, their own as well as the work of others, and put suggestions about their writing to good use.2.3. Students are able to deliver a sophisticated text that is ready for publication.2.4. Students are able to discuss and read from their work in a presentable manner. 3. Skills:3.1. Students are able to write an artistic text.3.2. Students have a sophisticated sense of form and structure.3.3. Students have a good sense of style, register and voices.3.4. Students are creative individuals that can perform in various contexts where writing is needed.3.5. Students are able to renew themselves and their art all the time. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. 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
  7. Parent Education, MA

    Knowledge and understanding On completion of study, degree holders possess knowledge and understanding of theory in the specialised areas of parent education and parenting. This entails that holders: - possess knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, theories and research findings in the field of parent education and parenting - have gained an awareness of the diversity among parents and children and their varying needs and conditions - have acquired knowledge of the role of parent educators and the various ways of supporting parents in their important role of fostering the development and general welfare of children - have knowledge of research methods in the field and an awareness of ethical issues with regard to field research Skills Degree holders can apply methods and procedures in the specialised area of parent education and parenting. This entails that holders: - respect the diversity among parents and children and their varying needs and conditions - can apply their theoretical knowledge and understanding in their professional field of work - can apply their knowledge of educational theory and pedagogy to organize parent education programmes - can effectively communicate information, challenges and findings in the field, both orally and in writing, to scholars and the general audience - can use the appropriate equipment, technology and software for dissemination of information - are capable of applying critical thinking, independent and disciplined work habits in research, further study and/o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. 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
  9. Clinical Pharmacy, MS

    1. Knowledge On graduating, students shall possess extensive knowledge of clinical pharmacy.  This means that students shall: have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of clinical consultation, toxicology, pharmacological care, patient services, mixing pharmaceutical drugs for infusion and medicines information. be aware of problems facing clinical pharmacists and have extensive insight into clinical pharmacy. have acquired knowledge through their own research and be able to argue for their own solutions to challenges in clinical pharmacy. have an extensive understanding of (and the ability to apply) methods used when studying and working in the field of clinical pharmacy, e.g. problem solving, evaluation, research methodology and data analysis. 2. Practical competence On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and procedures within a specialist field of the subject or profession.  This means that students shall: be able to critically evaluate research and studies within clinical pharmacy. be able to evaluate methodology, criticise it if appropriate and (where applicable) propose a new hypothesis. be able to use appropriate technology in processing data, including appropriate software. be able to analyse and communicate numerical information on pharmaceutical drugs. be able to discuss clinical pharmaceutical matters with patients, doctors and other health care professionals, and possess a thorough understanding of those practices pertaining to quality patient care. be able to analyse drug-rel ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Icelandic Literature, 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. Students have good knowledge of Icelandic medieval literature, later Icelandic literature and modern Icelandic literature, as well as an extensive and reliable knowledge of selected periods and/or areas of literature.1.3. Students have a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in the area or areas that their research covers. 1.4. Students have obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in their academic field.1.5. Students can use their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on problems in Icelandic literature.   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 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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