The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
At the end of the course of study, the student will have proved her-/himself to have attained all of the skills and abilities that have been reached at the end of BA study, but can in addition now also demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1. 1. The student has a detailed knowledge and clear understanding of a particular field of anthropology.
1.2. 2. The student has a good overview of the different viewpoints, methods and ideas of their field of research.
1.3. 3. The student has a good knowledge of a particular research method, its history and its strengths and weaknesses.
1.4. 4. The student has attained a good knowledge of the cross-cultural and historical context of his research field and differing viewpoints taken towards it within the fields of anthropology.
1.5. 5. The student has attained a knowledge of the various available research funds, and knows how to assemble an application for such funding.
2. Practical and academic skills
2.1. The student knows how to apply their knowledge and skills as a means of dealing with a particular problem within the fields of anthropology.
2.2. The student has the ability to take part in academic discussion concerning matters of disagreement within the fields of anthropology.
2.3. The student has attained the ability to explain anthropological conclusions not only for other scholars but also the public at large.
2.4. The student can both identify and employ the main means of mediating anthropological materials to others.
2.5. The student can carry out independent research.
2.6. The student has developed an independent working approach in her/ his research and is well prepared to write about anthropological subjects, alone or with others.
2.7. The student knows how to make use of the software that is relevant for her/ his research.
3. Communciation skills and academic abilities
3.1. The student is independent and shows initiative in finding answers to questions within the fields of anthropology.
3.2. The student knows how to effectively organise their time and their work.
3.3. The student can work efficiently and professionally with others.
3.4. The student knows how to show initiative in research, can work independently and has the skill to be able to outline the aims of a piece of research for people outside his/ her academic field.
3.5. The student has the ability to discuss her/ her field of study in a wider context.
3.6. The student can demonstrate their skills in using information technology, including the use of academic databases, and word processing, and knows how to make good practical use of different sources of information.
4. Abilities related to communication, and the mediation and evaluation of various forms information
4.1. The student has attained the ability to explain complicated scholarly materials, and logical scholarly conclusions in a clear and concise fashion, either alone or in cooperation with other, and for both the learned and the general public.
4.2. The student can demonstrate her/ his skills at using information technology, including databases, and word processing, and knows how to make good use of recognised sources of information.
4.3. The student has attained the skill to take the initiative in research and development projects in her/his field, has the ability to lead such a project, and bear responsibility for the work of other individuals and groups.
5. Academic skills
5.1. The student has developed the necessary academic skills and independent working approach to be able to take on further studies, and both maintain and increase their present knowledge.