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.
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 competence
3.1. 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 knowledge of Danish is required.
4. Theoretical skills
4.1. The master's student can independently evaluate when varying methods of analysis and complex academic issues are appropriate.
4.2. The master's student can demonstrate increased competence and deepened and broader understanding and broader perception of his chosen field than is implied by studies at lower levels.
4.3. The student can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of a issue debated in the field and compare his conclusions with those of other academics.
4.4. The student shows in his 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.
4.5. The student has gained a broad view, understanding and the ability to recognise new opportunities for creation of knowledge.
5. Communication skills and computer literacy:
5.1. The master's student can initiate projects in his chosen field, manage them and shoulder responsibility for the work of individuals and groups.
5.2. The master's student has experience of solving academic problems in cooperation with others.
5.3. The master's student is sufficiently familiar with the Danish academic community to be able to disseminate his own research in Denmark and elsewhere in Scandinavia.
5.4. The student can participate in debate on matters of academic opinion and show respect and understanding for the views of others.
5.5. The student can present academically argued conclusions on issues within his chosen field, alone or in cooperation with others and equally to an audience of specialists and to the public.
5.6. The student is aware of the main opportunities for dissemination of material relating to his chosen field in a modern society.
5.7. The student is able to use software and other technical equipment that can help in research work in Danish, particularly in his chosen field.
6. Learning competence:
6.1. The student knows the main ways to maintain his knowledge and skills and is competent to gather new knowledge related to his academic field.
6.2. The student has reached the necessary level of autonomy and discipline in work to be able to study at doctoral level in his academic field.