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  1. West Nordic Studies, MA

    Upon successful completion of the programme the student shall: Have abilities to understand and meet the complicated challenges of the peripheral regions of the Nordic countries as part of the Circumpolar North complexities. Have abilities to manage and link present day issues and past developments on orientation in the major themes of the present debate on societal challenges. Have a comparative perspective in meeting the urgent challenges the region is facing today, including the cultural, social, legal and political implications of climate change affecting scarce populations and micro-economies; long distances; limited working opportunities; gender issues in society and education; threats to indigenous culture and societal security; contested issues of identity and cultural heritage; the quest for natural resources; good governance and sustainable management. Have hands-on experience of contextual local knowledge in at least two different West Nordic Countries (Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland or Norway). Have general knowledge and understanding of scientific methodology, theories and research traditions in multidisciplinary fields. Have specialized knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic undertaken in the master’s thesis. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Chemistry, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme of study at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school which must include at least 21 credits in mathematics and a total of 30 credits in science, at least 6 credits in physics, 6 in chemistry and 6 in biology. Type of knowledgeThe student should have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding in one or more specialized areas of chemistry. The scope of knowledge shall cover the most recent findings in the subject. Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of his studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge of the basic principles of mathematics, physics and theories which are relevant to chemistry.1.2. The student has a knowledge in all the main fields of chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.1.3. The student has basic knowledge in biochemistry.1.4. The student has acquired knowledge and understanding in all major fields of analytical chemistry.1.5. The student knows the appropriate scientific approaches and technical methods used in the subject: observations, experiments, modelling, and theoretical interpretations as well as methods used in the analysis of data and experimental r ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Folkloristics, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctoral program, the student shall be able to meet the guidelines listed below, in addition to what has been reached at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of Folkloristics/Ethnology. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that achieved during the previous level of study.1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in relation to his/her research field and can put forth and develop scholarly ideas.1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including issues relating to confidentiality, copyright, ownership of results and data.1.4 The student has taken the initiative to in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed review and critique from scholars in the field.1.5 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the field of research.1.6 The student knows the systems for financing and evaluating research and has an understanding of how research is used for academic and practical purposes. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors.2.2 The student can ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. History, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a precise knowledge and clear understanding of at least one historical period. 1.2. Students have an overview of the different perspectives, methods and ideas used in research of the period or periods addressed in their own research. 1.3. Students have systematically acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge in their specialisations within the study of history. 1.4. Students are able to apply their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on historical issues. 2. Type of knowledge 1.5. Students are familiar with the major subjects and problems featuring in international discourse on their specialisation. 1.6. Students have acquired knowledge of their specialisation both through participation in specialised courses, seminars or symposiums and through their own research. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to acquire, analyse and evaluate scientific data. 3.2. Students are able to write academic articles for publication in journals. 3.3. Students have developed independent research practices and are well prepared to write scholarly texts on historical topics, alone or in collaboration with others. 3.4. Students are able to understand and tackle complex subject matter in an academic context. 4. Theoretical skills 4.1. Students are able to independently judge when different analytical methods and complex academic issues are applicable. 4.2. Students are able to demonstrate a deeper and further understand ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Political Science, BA

    Upon completion of the program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student:  1. Knowledge: Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of political science theories Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of comparative and international politics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories of the state, political institutions and organization, as well as the operations of interest groups and NGOs Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of democratic participation, elections and electoral systems, and political behavior Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of power, democracy and diversity Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methodology of political science and statistics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of decision making and the main theories of public policy 2. Skills: Is able to define issues addressed by society and politics academically and critically Has the ability and skills to apply concepts, theoretical explanatory models and social science methods in research Is able to critically search for, collect, analyze, assess and refer to research findings Demonstrates skills in searching, collecting, and using data from large databases, information sources and media, and to utilize said data with professional reflection Demonstrates skills in sorting, linking, transferring lessons, and placing information and concepts in context, justify their decision orally and in writing Can apply th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Web Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

    a. Knowledge On graduating students shall possess knowledge of web communication. This means that students shall: possess basic knowledge of the usability, design, technology and installation of websites. possess knowledge of the methods and procedures used to manage websites and social media, as well as the basics of online marketing. be familiar with the fundamentals, theories and concepts related to culture and communication and are able to critically discuss these matters. be familiar with the basic technologies used to produce images and videos for publication online. be familiar with ethical considerations about equality and accessibility of websites. be able to analyse complex subject matter, set detailed goals, and devise and follow a clear work schedule. recognise important ethical challenges relating to electronic services and copyright issues. b. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures of web communication. This means that students shall: have acquired diverse modes of presenting material and are able to work independently in the field of web communication. be able to create user friendly websites. be able to use the tools web managers require in their daily work. have become proficient in the technology and software used to build websites and for web communication. c. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply their knowledge and skills in employment and/or further studies. This means that students shall: be able to work independently as well a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Applied Psychology, MS

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    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MS

    After completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as outlined below: The students’ knowledge comprises the following: The student possesses an understanding and knowledge in the field of innovation end entrepreneurship. The student is familiar with, and able to apply, key methodology in research relating to innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as appropriate methods of analysing, processing and presenting data. The student is able to critically discuss, in an academic and practical context, different theories relating to innovation and entrepreneurship. The student has good understanding of theories regarding the management and development of start-ups and scale-ups. The student is able to present coherent and independent argumentation. The student understands the differences between various theoretical and methodological approaches to problem solution within the academic field. The student is familiar with ethical controversies, both in an academic context and that of practical management. The students’  skills comprise the following: The student is able to utilize the theoretical foundation from the course of study to create and develop new opportunities in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, be it in start-ups, scale-ups, or established organizations. The student is able to gather specialized data and information, both of a quantitative and qualitative nature, assess this evidence and draw appropriate conclusions, both in a theoretical and ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Mentoring and Educational Consultancy, M.Ed.

    Knowledge and Understanding On completion of the programme, students have: Knowledge of the key policies and theories of occupational guidance and counselling as a tool for enhancing the professionalism and ability of individuals and groups, linking together theoretical and practical learning, and developing and strengthening the workplace. Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories, research methods and results from research on counselling. Knowledge of and be awareness of ethical aspects of working with people in the field as well as in research. Knowledge of the key research methods in the fields of counselling and guidance, the concepts and codes of conduct to which they relate, and the research policies that shape them. Knowledge and understanding of different approaches to counselling and guidance depending on who is involved. Knowledge on the practical purpose of guidance counselling and how it can be used to support the professional performance of individuals and groups. Knowledge and understanding roles and responsibilities of the guidance counselor and of the participant in guidance counselling. Competences and Skills On completion of the programme, students have: Skills in applying theories, concepts, research methods, and critical thinking to support professional solutions and to address urgent issues in contemporary education. The ability to apply guidance and counselling methods in an informed and critical manner in light of their education, research and personal experiences. The ab ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Nutrition, Doctorate

    On completion of the PhD degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1.      The student has overview and detailed understanding on the most important theories, ideas and the latest knowledge within the chosen field of human nutrition. The knowledge should be deeper than the knowledge the student acquired on level 1 and 2. 1.2.      The student has acquired important new knowledge in the science of human nutrition. 1.3.      The student has acquired innovative and critical thinking within his/her field of research and is able to develop new scientific ideas. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1.      The student obtained knowledge and understanding from working on research of appropriate difficulty. 2.2.      The results of the student's project shall be an important addition to the advances of the field of human nutrition. 2.3.      The student should have the initiative in the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation. The research shall withstand the considerations and critics of experts in the relevant fields. 2.4.      The student should gain an understanding on the nature of scientific research and should know the rights and duties of scientists, i.e., confidentiality, morals, authors rights and right of ownership of data and results. 3. Utilization of knowledge 3.3.      The student is able to criticise, analyse, and integrate new and sophisticated projects in the field of human nutrition. 3.4.      The st ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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