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Learning Opportunity: MA í menningarstjórnun

MA í menningarstjórnun

Course Information

Learning outcomes for the study programme are set forth as per Iceland’s National Qualification Framework for Higher Education and Degrees, issued in 2011 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, pursuant to Act No. 63/2006.
On completing their studies, degree holders should meet the following standards, as per the educational performance attested to in the diploma and diploma supplement.
On graduating, degree holders possess knowledge of the main concerns of cultural management and the methods and theories characterising the discipline.
This entails that the degree holder:
  •Has knowledge of the nature of cultural institutions and their interplay with politics and the economy.
  •Is familiar with the main theories in the field of cultural studies and the history of ideas and can place the latest knowledge into context in scientific cultural management fields.
  •Have deepened and enhanced his/her knowledge of factors in the management of cultural institutions; their social, tax and legal environment; and their cultural policy.
  •Is familiar with the main research methods in the field of the humanities and social sciences.

Graduates of the programme can apply the methods and work methods and procedures of the social sciences and humanities in analysis and data collection in the relevant specialised fields pertaining to cultural management.
This entails that the degree holder:
  •Has acquired a knowledge of the main theories in the field of cultural studies and the history of ideas and is able to apply them in analysis in a scientific context as well as in day-to-day work relating to cultural activities.
  •Understands and can work with information concerning the financial and legal environment of cultural institutions.
  •Can present ideas and impart them in a clear manner.
  •Can use his/her knowledge in the field of cultural management to tackle complex subjects within the cultural sector.
  •Can obtain information, assess data quality and work with complex information in the scientific fields relating to cultural management.

  •Can apply research methods in the humanities and social sciences and carry out smaller research projects in the field of cultural management.
  •Understands research and research findings within the main fields of study pertaining to cultural management.

Those who complete a degree in Cultural Management are capable of applying their knowledge to different scenarios and circumstances. They possess the technical and professional knowledge to continue their studies at a doctoral level and to undertake diverse projects in their working life.
This entails that the degree holder:
Has a good grounding in cultural studies, which will be of use in continuing studies and in work requiring professional knowledge in the field of cultural affairs. Has the ability to manage cultural projects and supervise the activities of cultural institutions.
  •Can take independent, professional decisions and support them with arguments.
  •Can bring him- or herself up to date on and explain complex tasks and problems in the field of cultural management for teams of specialists and for the general public.

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Námið er 90 einingar á meistarastigi í fjarnámi og er unnt að ljúka náminu á þremur

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Aug. 15, 2016




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Háskólinn á Bifröst