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  1. Mathematics, Doctorate

    Definition The PhD degree in mathematics is a three-year course of studies at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. The course is at least 180 ECTS and on completion the student is entitled to the degree of philosophiae doctor. The main part of the course is a research project worth 180 ECTS under the direction of a supervisor. The student writes a thesis which testifies to a wide and thorough knowledge in a chosen field and contains new and important results. Type of knowledge Advanced knowledge, theoretical and practical, focusing in depth on the latest research advances in a specialised field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of his/her studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1 Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student has a deep and thorough knowledge in a chosen specialised area of mathematics that is the subject of active research. 1.2 The student understands the place of his/her specialised subject within the body of mathematical knowledge and knows its connections with other specialised areas. 2 Theoretical skills2.1 The student has full mastery over a chosen specialised area of mathematics.2.2 The student can initiate the creation of new mathematical knowledge as he/she has demonstrated such by presenting new and important results in his/her thesis.2.3 The student can conduct research independently in his/her specialised field.2.4 The student can solve demanding theoretical problems in his/her specialised field. 3 Pract ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  2. Statistics, Doctorate

    Knowledge: On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical foundations of statistics. Contribute new knowledge to statistics, by extending statistical methods or theories. Discuss recent research in applied and theoretical statistics. Skills: On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: Plan and apply statistical methods and theory to develop and solve complex problems. Use computer software and computer programming to solve applied and theoretical statistical projects. Competences: On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: Use statistical reasoning at a level including the development of new statistical methods, and explain these to scholars and a general audience. Derive and communicate to scholars the theoretical foundations of new statistical methods. Demonstrate independent, broad-minded and critical thinking, and innovative approaches in solving problems. ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland