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, ability and skills
At the conclusion of the program, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability as stated below:
Knowledge and Understanding:
Students have acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge available within the relevant field of study/- profession. In addition to the knowledge criteria for first cycle, students at second cycle shall have deepened or widened the knowledge base obtained at former levels. Students can use their knowledge and understanding in a professional manner and have the ability to reason, put forward scientific questions and analyse and comprehend knowledge put forward in the specific field, and to substantiate solutions to problems within the relevant field of study/profession.
Type of Knowledge:
Students possess significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the relevant field of study. Students have acquired knowledge by attending courses and/or carrying out research in an area of expertise.
Students can make decisions in an independent, professional way and sustain them on the basis of a field of study/profession. Students have the ability and skills to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific data. Students can develop projects and put them in context by applying methods based on relevant studies, theories and/or experiments. Students can understand and tackle complex subjects in a professional context.
Students can make autonomous assessments, when different methods of analysis and complex theoretical issues are appropriate. Students can demonstrate increased and deeper understanding, and more extensive perspective of their area of expertise than in studies at first cycle. Students can utilise their knowledge, understanding and problem solving skills in new and unfamiliar situations in a broad or interdisciplinary context connected with the relevant field of study. Students are capable of integrating knowledge, tackling complex subjects and formulating opinions based on limited information. Students are familiar with research methods in their field of study and comprehend research and research outcomes. Students can apply the research process in an effective way and carry out smaller research projects.
Communication Skills and Information Literacy:
Students can initiate projects in a field of study, manage those projects and take responsibility for the work of individuals and groups. Students can communicate, clearly and unambiguously, complex theoretical subjects and/or theoretically supported conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences, individually or in cooperation with others. Students possess skills and knowledge to analyse and communicate statistical data. Students have adopted necessary skills to use techniques and software which is useful for the relevant profession/field of study. Students are aware of ethics of science.
Students have developed the necessary learning skills and independent work methods to be able to continue to further study at cycle 3 which is largely based on autonomy and independence.