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  1. Applied Translation Studies, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has gained a good foundation in the history of applied translation in Iceland and elsewhere.1.2. The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts, methods and theories of translation and translation studies.1.3. The student is able to understand specialized topics in the field of translation, and has been trained in their main areas, not least those defined by the Directorate General Translation of the European Commission.a) The ability to provide translation services.b) Communication skills (general proficiency).c) Professional activities (translation-related professional skills).d) Language skills.e) Interpersonal skills.a. Sociolinguistic knowledge (LSP, dialects, registers).b. Text-based knowledge.f) Ability to acquire information in the fields of study.g) Knowledge of specific fields of study.h) Technical skills in the field of translation (computer-aided translation, translation memories, etc.).1.4 The student has acquired specialized translational knowledge in three languages, Icelandic and two foreign languages.1.5 The student has gained general knowledge of the culture and governance of the countries in which his foreign languages are spoken, as well as knowledge of the European Union's infrastructure.   2 Type of knowledge2.1 The master's student knows important topics and issues that are discussed in international and international translation and translation.2.2 The master's student has acquired his / her knowledge of applied trans ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Classical Languages, Diploma

    The aim of the Diploma in Classical Languages is to enable the students to acquire or strengthen their knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin in preparation for further studies within the humanities:  – They should acquire knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin as well as some insight into the history, culture and civilization of classical antiquity; – They should be able to use their knowledge of the classical languages in order to read classical sources in the original languages.   1. Knowledge and understanding At the successfult completion of the course of study the student has acquired basic knowledge of the classical languages. This entails at the minimum:  1.1 that the student has basic knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin grammar and syntax; 1.2 that the student has acquired a basic vocabulary of both Ancient Greek and Latin; 1.3 that the student is familiar with select texts by classical authors.   2. Practical skills At the successfult completion of the course of study the student has acquired the ability to read original Ancient Greek and Latin texts at the intermediate level and is able to apply some methods of classical grammatical theory and philology in order to explain them. This entails at the minimum:  2.1 that the student is able to read, understand, and translate original texts in Ancient Greek and Latin in both prose and poetry. 2.2 that the student is able to explain the grammar and syntax of the original text and justify their translation. 2.3 that the student is able to assess inde ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Graduate Education for Compulsory School Teachers, M.Ed.

    Intended learning outcomes: Knowledge. – On completion of study students should be able to identify and explain the main elements of the Icelandic school system regarding legislation, regulations, and international resolutions related to schooling, rights and responsibilities explain important development projects and innovative ideas common in compulsory schools define and compare theories and research that explains how compulsory schools function explain and identify philosophical, sociological and psychological theories behind various ideologies affecting the development of compulsory schools identify and select proper learning methods and teaching styles according to educational context and various groups of students identify theoretical presumptions supporting their special fields of study, and the epistemological evolution and issues of opinion related to those fields of study explain the role and nature of information and communication technology in schools explain the importance of educational research, and how to process and apply research data and findings identify basic ideas about teacher professionalism, ethics and teachers´code of professional conduct explain and construe literacy as presented in international surveys like OECD PISA and IEA PIRLS Skills. – On completion of study students should be able to organize teaching and learning for various age groups and subject areas and sort out appropriate materials and tools to use with regard to aims and learning outcomes develop rich learning enviro ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Danish, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main concepts in the field of language and culture, business, literature, national life and history.1.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the diversity of Danish as a language and of the varying cultures it reflects. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have acquired the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental knowledge of the culture and literary history of Denmark.2.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in daily life and/or within their professional. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to understand many kinds of texts and comprehended their direct and indirect meaning. 3.2.    Students are able to express themselves unimpeded and with good pronunciation.3.3.    Students are able to use the language successfully in a social, academic and professional setting.3.4.    Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured texts on various topics. 3.5.    Students have demonstrated their command of vocabulary, style and techniques in producing well-ordered and straightforward texts. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from various oral and written sources by reconstructing arguments and narratives in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students possess the skills to rationalise theoretical or practical solutions in the field. 5.    General learning skill ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Economics, Doctorate

    Knowledge:Degree holders possess specialised knowledge within a subfield of business administration. This entails that holders: possess extensive and comprehensive understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and the latest findings available, especially in the subfield of business administration that the doctoral dissertation deals with. have initiated the generation of new knowledge and its interpretation with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities that measure up to peer reviews and critique have contributed important innovation in the form of new knowledge, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge ·demonstrate their awareness of science ethics and that they have formed a considered opinion regarding their own research and that of others, based on their own ethical consciousness. Skills:Degree holders can apply specialised methods and procedures of a subfield of business administration. This entails that holders: can conceptualise and implement extensive research that expand and/or redefine the existing methodology of the subfield of business administration. can explore or develop projects that tackle new challenges and subjects within the of the subfield of business administration. have full command over basic skills, technology, methods, material and sources connected to  the subfield of business administration. can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects can apply general and specialised research tools and research techn ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Geography, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies at level 4 in geography in the Faculty of Life and Envionmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS degree in geography or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 or higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 ECTS units. The MS degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of geography.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of geophysics. Knowledge ability and skills On completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a selected subject area within geography and has acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used. 1.2. The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of geography in his/her area of expertise.1.3. The student knows the methods and tools that are used in his/her area of expertise.1.4. The student is able to use his/her knowle ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. International Affairs, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon completion of the diploma program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student: Knowledge Has general understanding of the theories and concepts of International Affairs. Has a general understanding of selected fields within International Affairs. Skills Can gather academic information, assess and analyze it in professional context. TCan make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them. Can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of new projects in the field of International Affairs. Can present academic problems clearly and decisively, verbally and in writing.  Compenences Has a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of International Affairs. Has developed the necessary learning skills and practices to pursue further studies at the second level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Law, Doctorate

     Learning Outcomes for Doctoral Studies in the Faculty of Law at the University of Iceland approved at a Law Faculty Meeting on 27 November 2018  Knowledge: Degree holders possess specialised knowledge within the discipline of law. This entails that holders: possess an extensive and deep understanding of the principal doctrines, fundamental considerations, concepts, and the latest knowledge available have taken the initiative in creating new knowledge through research which passes the test of peer review and scholarly critique have made a novel and significant contribution to knowledge in the relevant field of law  Skills: Degree holders are able to apply the specialised methods and practices of a legal specialty. This entails that holders: are able to plan and carry out extensive and complex legal research can make use of critical methods and evaluation in conducting new and complex legal research have applied and developed methods which add to the body of legal knowledge have adopted a critical stance toward legal knowledge  Competence: Degree holders are able to apply their knowledge and skills professionally and academically. This entails that holders: can assume responsibility for their own work and that of others show academic independence and initiative can communicate their knowledge effectively to their peers, other scholars and the public are able to participate in critical discussion and can initiate and lead theoretical discourse   ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Applied Studies in Culture and Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students are familiar with the fundamentals, theories and concepts related to communication and culture and are able to critically discuss these matters. 1.2. Students are familiar with different viewpoints, methods and ideas that drive research in communication and the discourse of culture. 1.3. Students have a clear understanding of what sophisticated and recognised communication of culture entails and can substantiate their evaluations. 1.4. Students are familiar with research and ideas regarding communication of culture for different target groups. 1.5. Students have gained the necessary understanding and skills to discuss diverse ways of presenting cultural material as well as varied content depending on the media channel and target group. 1.6. Students possess the skills to evaluate the significance of culture, estimate the value of cultural capital and are familiar with the links between power, academic disciplines and society. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students have acquired their knowledge in communication and culture both through participation in specialised courses and through their own project work. 2.2. Students have acquired diverse modes of presenting material and are able to work independently in the field of communication and culture. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to work effectively in interdisciplinary collaboration with the aim of linking Icelandic history and culture. 3.2. Students are able to work independently and systematically on div ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Comparative Literature, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of comparative literature.1.2.    Students have fundamental knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in literature.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of world literature, with an emphasis on Western literature.1.4.    Students have learnt to address a specific field and/or period in literature in a scholarly manner. 2.    Practical skills2.1.    Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2.    Students can work independently and methodically on specific literary topics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance literary analysis.2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing a scholarly text. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of source evaluation and can draw on sources in their own investigation in the standard manner.3.2.    Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can apply them to their work. 3.3.    Students can apply basic concepts in literature to their analysis and essay writing.3.4.    Students have acquired skills to respond to the discourse and expressive mechanisms of fiction and understand its connection to other aspects of culture and the outside world. 4.    Communication skills4.1.    Students show initiative and interest in their studies.4.2.    Students can work independently and in gro ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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