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  1. French Studies, BA

    Knowledge and understanding 1.    Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art.2.    Students have a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of French as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession.4.    Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study. Type of knowledge 1.    Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics). 2.    Students have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of French-speaking nations. 3.    Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised area within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject. Practical skills 1.    Students are able to read and understand demanding and complicated texts of a variety of types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 2.    Students are able to express themselves fluently and without hindrance (without having to search for terms or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning, even in complex contexts.3.    Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes an ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. International Studies in Education, MA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student should have comprehensive and systematic understanding of theories and perspectives in education studies in a global context. - The student should have developed knowledge in multicultural studies and international relations, and issues related to education, globalisation, sustainable development and development studies (see specialisations). - The student should should have comprehensive knowledge of problems and issues in educational studies in an international context. - The student should have an insight into education, life and work in different societies and be acquainted with different cultures and religions. Skills - The student should have ability to develop projects and contextualize them wit respect to theories and knowledge in education studies. - The student should be able to understand and deal with complex issues in a professional context. - The student should have ability to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific evidence and data. - The student should be able to understand and tackle copmlex issues in a professional context. - The student should be able to analyze and commnicate information, both numerically and in written language. Competence - The student should be able to use his or her knowledge and understanding in professional work and be able to support solutions to problems with arguments appropriate to the field. - The student should be able to evaluate when different methods of analyses are approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Theology, Doctorate

    Theology and Religious Studies: 180 credit doctorate programme The programme is a three year long research programme at the Faculty of Theology, University of Iceland. Admission requirements are a MA degree or a mag. theol. degree (Provisionally: or a cand. theol. degree) On completion of a Doctorate degree, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within the field of Theology. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at previous levels of study. Students have contributed important innovation to the field of study in the form of new knowledge or significant adaptation, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge. Students are familiar with the systems used for funding research and research evaluation. They understand the practical purpose of research for academic, cultural and social purpose.   Type of knowledge Students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on individual basis. Students have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities which measure up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the fields of Theology or religious studies.   Practical skills Students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects. Students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Applied Health Promotion, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge. The student will:  Know and understand the main concepts, theories, and research in the field of health promotion. Recognise the different situations of groups in society and the diversity of the student body. Know the fundamentals of health and well-being in the national curriculum and be able to use them in a variety of ways at school. Know the theories connected to societal health promotion and methods of promoting health. Know the research methods in the field and be aware of the ethical issues around research and fieldwork with people.  Skills. The student will:  Respect the different needs and various circumstances of a diverse group of students. Be able to use their new, theoretical knowledge in the field while working with students and colleagues. Be able to plan teaching and health promotion projects based on the theories of pedagogy and health promotions. Be able to express him- or herself in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing at various levels about the challenges in the field. Have developed discipline, initiative, critical thinking, and independent working methods that he or she can use in further study, research, or field work.  Competences. The student will: Be able to use theories, concepts, research results, and critical thinking to support professional resolutions. Be able to address current issues in health promotion. Show originality in developing ideas around the area of health promotion. Be able to initiate research or development projects in his or her field of study ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Foreign Language Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Foreign Language Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of English and Danish. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. The concepts, theories, models, and research on curriculum development, assessments, and school evaluations. The primary ideas and theories on language classes and teaching languages. The nature of different teaching methods in teaching languages. The rationale behind word classes, assembling sentences, grammar, and grammatical concepts with the goal of being able to apply them in teaching. Various methods for analysing texts in foreign languages. The structure and content of his or her specialized field of study or subjects and learning and teaching methods. The teaching material used in his or he ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Media and Communication Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge The student has general understanding of main theories and concepts applied in media and communication studies. The student has a general understanding of selected fields within media and communication studies. The student can analyse and evaluate the main characteristics of the Icelandic media and communication systems. Skills The student can gather academic information, assess and analyze it in professional context. The student can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them. The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of new projects in the field media and communications studies. The student can present academic problems clearly and decisively, verbally and in writing. Competence The student has a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of media and communication studies. The student has developed the necessary learning skills and practices to pursue further studies at the second level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Museum Studies, MA

    Knowledge Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of museology, which entails that holders: Have attained a good knowledge of museology, theories and concepts. Are aware of what makes up an academic explanation. Have developed a critical perspective Have attained good general knowledge of the main features of museology and detailed knowledge of the field. Have attained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the field of museology and a good working knowledge of approaches within the field. Have attained a comprehensive understanding of good museum practices. Know how to apply critical evaluation processes. Skills Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of museology, which entails that holders: Have learned how to work independently and learned how to present material in a scholarly fashion. Can apply museological approaches to given projects. Know how to analyse material independently and can apply them critically. Have the ability to work in groups and direct the work of others. Know how to evaluate the quality of museological research and practices. Competences Degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and for further studies, which entails that holders: Have learned how to present (written, practical) work in a professional and scholarly manner. Know how to acquire research and/or source material in the field and prepare them for preservation and analysis. Can provide logical explanations for the importance of ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Small State Studies: Small States in the International System, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Skills and Competence At the conclusion of the diploma program, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and comptetence beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: Knowledge The student has general understanding of the theories and concepts of Small State Studies. The student has a general understanding of selected fields within Small State Studies. Skills The student can gather academic information, assess and analyze it in professional context. The student can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them.  The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of projects in the field of Small State Studies.  The student has a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of Small State Studies.  The student can present academic problems clearly and decisively, verbally and in writing. Competence The student has developed the necessary learning skills and practices to pursue further studies at the second level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Biomedical Science, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of his studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills in addition to requirements of the BS level as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has increased the depth of his knowledge and understanding of certain aspects of biomedical science or disciplines useful for the work of biomedical scientist and laboratory performance. 2. Practical skills and competence2.1. The student is able to undertake a reasonably extensive research project under supervision and make use of appropriate research methods.OrThe student is able to perform advanced analyses within a specified discipline in biomedical science and implement new analyses.2.2. The student is able to describe and explain the basis and limitations of the research equipment he has used for his project and is well versed in its use. 2.3. The student is able to document research data and results efficiently and communicate them in the form of a research report.2.4. The student is able to use the main tools of bioinformatic. 3. Cognitive skills 3.1. The student has acquired knowledge of the main theories, concepts and methods as may be relevant to his research project/advanced analyses.3.2. The student is able to retrieve the biomedical information which is required for his research project/advanced analyses. 3.3. The student is able to use appropriate data-processing software and safety procedures. 4. Skills in communication and information management 4.1. The student is ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Community Interpreting, Minor

    1.    Knowledge:1.1.    Students possess thorough knowledge of Icelandic and a foreign language. 1.2.    Students possess knowledge of the interpreting process and how interpreting between two languages in a public service setting is carried out.1.3.    Students possess knowledge of important ethical considerations in interpreting.1.4.    Students possess knowledge of fundamental theories within interpreting and translation studies.1.5.    Students possess knowledge of cultural differences between Iceland and the country in which the foreign language is spoken. 2.    Competence:2.1.    Students are able to work independently and in groups with other public service interpreters.2.2.    Students are able to express themselves in Icelandic in a coherent manner and are highly competent communicators.2.3.    Students are able to understand and effectively express that which is said in interpreting situations.2.4.    Students are able to tailor their language and modes of communication to the circumstances and employ different registers as the situation demands. 3.    Skills:3.1.    Students are able to perform simultaneous interpretation between Icelandic and a foreign language in various situations.3.2.    Students are able to interpret between different registers and language variations within Icelandic and their foreign language in various situations.3.3.    Students are able to handle any ethical questions that may come up when interpreting between two languages and cultures.3.4.    Students are able to resolve ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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