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  1. Second Language Studies, MA

    Upon completion of the programme, students will: have gained an overview of current knowledge of the nature of Second Language Acquisition and use; have gained knowledge and understanding of the research methodologies and interpretations that inform this knowledge base; have gained an overview of Second Language instructional methodologies and their theoretical underpinnings; have an overview of different perspectives, methods and ideas that govern research in their field of research; be able to develop research plans including research questions with appropriate methodology; have an opportunity to apply various research methods in authentic research contexts; be able to place own research materials in a wider context, evaluate contentions within the field and compare own findings to the conclusions of others; be able to participate in scholarly debates on different issues, both orally and in writing; have experience in writing abstracts and presentations for scientific conferences and writing a scientific articles for publication; be able to develop study programmes, select a curriculum and instructional methodology appropriate to the needs of the target group in line with programme goals and objectives; understand the connection between research on Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Use and teaching methods; understand the relationship between theory and practice through student teaching. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Service Management, MS

    Upon completion of the programme students are expected to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competences:  Knowledge: of the basic principles of service management and key theories in the field of key research methods in the field of service management of the factors that influence service quality and of how to prioritize improvements of the influence of physical evidence and servicescape on successful service delivery of service processes and of how they can be organized of the influence of individuals on successful service delivery of the general working environment of organizations of a selected area of specialization within service management    Skills: in focusing on a service management issue that requires resolution and selecting the appropriate methods for solution in preparing and conducting research within the field and drawing the appropriate conclusions from the research findings in preparing and conducting service quality research and prioritizing improvement efforts based on the research findings in analysing and assessing the influence of different servicescapes and physical evidence in the service environment in analysing and reorganizing service processes from different viewpoints in defining the roles of employees, as well as customers, in successful service delivery and how to avoid mixing up consumers with different service needs Competences: to successfully manage diverse service units to participate in the professional management of service units to participate in t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Sport and Health Sciences, MS

    Knowledge This means that the student: Has extensive knowledge of the main theories related to health education in society. Has extensive knowledge of growth and maturation from infancy to old age. Has extensive knowledge of the effects of training and nutrition on health and physique of individuals. Has knowledge of the main concept and research methods and the related ethical issues in the discipline of sport and health science. Has knowledge of the main research findings in sports, exercise science and health science. Skills This means that the student: Can use theories and concepts to advice and guide in teaching and coaching. Can develop both short-term and long-term aims in health promotion and exercise for individuals and groups. Can organize teaching and coaching in upper secondary schools according to the current curricula. Can use methods based on research to improve capacities and abilities of various individuals and groups. Can use various methods based on research to promote positive attitudes toward daily physical activity to improve health and well-being. Can use accepted methods to collect, classify, and analyse data in the discipline of sport and health science. Can use critical thinking to solve problems within the field of sport and health sciences. Competence This means that the student: Is able to use research to improve and maintain health of individuals throughout the lifespan. Can use specific methods to assess and interpret data in the discipline of sport and health science. Can interpr ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Practical Editorship and Theory of Publication, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student gains knowledge and understanding of the main tasks in editing academic publications.1.2. The student knows as many reference systems as possible and their varying functions.1.3. The student has the knowledge to edit academic texts in journals, books or in other publication media. 2. Type of knowledge:2.1. The student has gained his knowledge in editorship and publication theory both with participation in specialised courses and with his own assignment work. 3. Practical competence3.1. The student shall know the whole process of producing a work, from the first draft to publication.3.2. The student learns to advise on making changes and improvements to texts that are to be published.3.3. The student is competent to advise authors/translators of texts on the best methods to employ in order to achieve results. 3.4. The student can make proposals for changes and improvements to texts that are to be published in an academic context. 3.5. The student can take on project management in larger publishing projects, according to requirements and can monitor the quality of texts. 4. Theoretical skills4.1. The student can analyse texts for publication on the basis of academic requirements and of the demands that the form and format of the whole publication make on authors/translators 4.2. The student can make editorial decisions based on his academic knowledge. 5. Communication competence5.1. The student can work with others on editorial and publication projects and can comp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Religious Studies, MA

    At the completion of the program the student: Has gained a profound understanding of the latest knowledge in the field of religious studies, particularly in the chosen field. Can put the knowledge in context within the academic field. Is able to utilize his knowledge and understanding in professional work. Can argue for independent, professional decisions that will solve challenges and problems in the field of religion. Can develop projects and put them in context, using methods based on theories related to religion. Has knowledge of the ethics of science. Is able to discuss religious and ethical dilemmas with fairness, showing respect for the values and attitudes of others. Has developed necessary skills to move on to studies on doctoral level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Biology, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies in biology at the Faculty of Life and Environmental 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 biology or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 and higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 or 90 ECTS units and the coursework shall be 30 or 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 biology.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of biology. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of the master's degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired broader and deeper knowledge of a selected subject area within biology 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 bioscience in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student has knowledge of the most common instruments of bioinformatics which are relevant to his ...

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

    Upon completion of the masters program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student: Knowledge Has solid knowledge and understanding of the main fields of inquiry within gender studies Has knowledge of the applied value of gender studies in a particular field Is familiar with the main research methods in their field of specialization Has command of the assumptions and concepts of methodology, and how different research methods are employed within gender studies Has a broad overview of his/her own field of specialization Skills Is able to prepare a plan of research for a project within gender studies, and follow through with it Is able to explain the presumptions, strengths, and limits of the main methods employed in gender studies, and use them effectively is able to work in a group and make a contribution towards the planning and implementation of smaller research projects in gender studies Has the ability to analyze and present quantitative information Is able to gather and analyze data and information with appropriate research methods Is able to write academic analyses, reports, and essays in gender studies Is able to apply their knowledge on complicated subjects and present an opinion based on available information Competences Is able to define a topic of research within their field of specialization, present research questions and hypotheses, choose an appropriate method of research and provide supporting arguments Is able to present ne ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Geology, MS

    Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of geology.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of geology. 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 geology 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 geology in his/her area of expertise. 1.3. The student is able to use his/her knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his/her field of expertise. 1.4. The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate his/her opinions about his/her research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the field of study. 1.5. The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to his/her field of study. 2. Practical ability and skills2.1. The student is able to design, organize, develop and execute experiments or projects within his/her field of expertise. 2.2. The student knows of hazards and safety rules within his/her field.2.3. The student is able to write a research plan. 2.4. The student can ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Public Administration, MPA

    Upon completion of the masters program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student: Knowledge Has acquired a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field of public administration. Has acquired knowledge and understanding of economic and administrative perspectives, as well as the legal and regulatory environment of public administration. Has command of the theories and methods employed in policy analysis, and how they are used to systematically assess public policy Is familiar with the different methods the state can use to achieve its objectives and the main advantages and disadvantages of each method. Is familiar with the development of public administration and policymaking, the main advantages, issues, challenges, and risks associated with that development as regards public decision-making and implementation. Is aware of science ethics and have formed a considered opinion on their own research and that of others Skills Can describe and explain the presumptions of different approaches in public policymaking. Can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them. Can develop projects based on the most recent theories and research in their field of specialization within public administration. Has the ability to assess the reliability and quality of information upon which decision-making rests in the public sector, and can make decisions on the basis of existing data. Can understand and addr ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Social Education, MA

    Goals - knowledge, understanding and skills  On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled: Knowledge - Have knowledge of the main research methods in the field of social science, concepts and codes of ethics related to those, and those research policies which formulate research projects in the arena of disabled people of all ages - Have deepened their knowledge of theories in social sciences, and the main theories in social education and disabled studies - Have basic knowledge in a subfield of social education and disability studies (see specialisations defined above)  - Are familiar with the most recent theories and research outcomes in the field of social education and disability studies, and are able to use them in work and in theoretical discourse  - Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics relating to the contemporary debate of the issues of disabled people, and in a professional arena. Skills - Have adopted work methods which are accepted in the respective field of work and study - Are able to use theoretical knowledge and research outcomes for policy formation and organisation in the professional arena - Have knowledge and skills to show originality and lead development in work and in their field of study - Are able to take independent decisions in their work and are able to reason and substantiate them on the basis of theories relating to their field of stud ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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