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  1. Spanish for Practical Purposes, Diploma

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. A substantial knowledge of the Spanish language.1.2. A good basic knowledge of the histories and cultures of and national life in Spanish-speaking countries. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Good command of the Spanish language.2.2. General knowledge of the cultures, histories, national life, literatures and arts of Spanish-speaking nations. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students comprehend the main points in discussion in Spanish on a variety of topics relating to everyday life, culture, national life and history.3.2. Students are able to write text in Spanish on familiar topics or interests.3.3. Students are able to describe their experiences, views and opinions and are able to support and explain their claims and intentions in Spanish. 3.4. Students are able to resolve variety of situations likely to arise in interaction with people in or from Spanish-speaking areas. 4. Theoretical skills 4.1. Students are able to understand the main issues in texts on objective and abstract subject matter, including technical discussions in their area of expertise.4.2. Students are able to compose detailed texts on various topics and explain their standpoints on scheduled issues and give an account of advantages and drawbacks of various alternatives.4.3. Students are able to agilely and fluently interact with individuals from areas where the language is spoken. 5. Communication and technology skills and computer literacy 5.1. Students are able to display initiative and autonomy.5.2. Students are abl ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Archaeology, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have mastered archaeological concepts and methodology, including fieldwork methodology. 1.2. Students have a good understanding of theoretical discourse in archaeology. 1.3. Students have a good understanding of the methodology underpinning archaeology and are able to work critically with written sources as well as empirical data. 1.4. Students have a clear idea of the main aspects of the development of human society and are familiar with the cultural history of at least one period/region. 1.5. Students are knowledgeable on Icelandic archaeology and cultural history and familiar with the latest research and theories in this field. 1.6. Students are knowledgeable on ethical problems concerning historical artefacts, human remains and the protection of cultural relics. 2. Practical and theoretical skills 2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and are able to analyse practical, complex archaeological issues. 2.2. Students are able to make and justify decisions on scholarly archaeological grounds. 2.3. Students are organised and able to work independently on specific archaeological issues. 2.4. Students are able to make prudent use of guidance and comments on their work. 2.5. Students are able to set goals, and can devise and follow a work schedule. 2.6. Students have fully mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing. 2.7. Students are able to present and describe complex theoretical topics and research findings. 2.8. Students ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Economics, BA

    Upon completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1 Knowledge1.1 The student has knowledge of the core concepts of economics and its methodology.1.2 The student has good understanding of economies and the relationships between economic indicators.1.3 The student has good working knowledge of statistics and its applications in economics and econometrics.1.4 The student has good knowledge and understanding of an elected area of specialization within economics and/or finance.1.5 The student has the necessary preparation for postgraduate study at a high-quality university overseas.1.6 The student has the ability to systematically analyse problems and use his/her knowledge of economics to seek understanding and solutions to various issues and problems within organizations.1.7 Students holding B.A. degrees can apply their knowledge of economics and the minor focus area to analysing and understanding socioeconomic issues. 2 Skills2.1 The student is able to analyse micro- and macroeconomic issues and problems and find answers to questions using the analytical methods of economics.2.2 The student is able to test the theories and hypotheses of economics using statistical and econometrical methods.2.3 The student is able to use software for economic research.2.4 The student is able to apply economic and statistical methods for the solution of practical problems in business.2.5 The student is able to write research articles or reports, applying economics to ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Food Science, MS

    The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of food science. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of food science.  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 former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within food science 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 food science in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student has knowledge of the most common instruments of bioinformatics which are relevant to his field of study. 1.4. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.5. The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate his opinions about his research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the field of study. 1.6. The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study. 2. Practical ability and skills 2.1. The student is able to design, organize, develop and execute experiments in the laboratory bearing in mind the technical, logistical, safety and ethical considerations ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Law, Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law, LL.M.

    Knowledge: Holders of an LL.M. degree in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law shall have acquired an extensive and deep knowledge of these legal specialities and of certain fundamental subjects of international law and European law.   This entails that holders: know the academic topics and issues addressed by the disciplines of natural resources law and international environmental law have acquired knowledge by participating in research projects either with instructors or other students, and through diverse teaching methods are able to present and provide reasoning to support independent legal conclusions based on established legal methods have the knowledge and ability to integrate the latest knowledge into the areas of natural resources law and international environmental law possess knowledge of the established methods of legal research have a solid knowledge of the ethics of scholarship   Skills: Holders of an LL.M. degree in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law have acquired the skills to apply established legal methods within these areas of law professionally and/or in academia.   This entails that holders: have adopted and have a good command of established legal methods, and are able to gather, analyse and critically assess sources of law, research conducted by others and doctrines concerning the area of natural resources law and international environmental law, including information available in foreign databases are able to use their knowledge in new and unfam ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Mechanical Engineering, BS

    Students who graduate with a BS degree in engineering: can apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems in their professional field can plan and carry out experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data and information in a critical manner can analyze and design systems, components , or processes to meet needs within realistic constraints including those based on  ethical, social, economic, health, safety, environmental, manufacturability and aesthetic values can operate in multidisciplinary teams and lead task groups can identify, formulate and create engineering solutions to problems or issues in a professional manner as an individual or as part of a group have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, sustainable development, and interaction of different cultures can communicate effectively in a logical manner understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context    have an understanding of the need to maintain and renew knowledge, skills and competence and have acquired practices for life-long learning have knowledge of contemporary issues can use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice can carry out a discerning information search have acquired independence, organized procedures, open-mindedness, creative and critical thinking Students who graduate with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering: have acquired general knowledge about the field of mechanical engineering ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Civil Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in civil engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits and comprises at least 30 credits in courses and a 180 credit research project. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and of the newest knowledge in a chosen area in the field of civil engineering. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that which he gained at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts. 1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question. 2.2. The studen ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Education Studies, MA

    On completion of the programme students should fulifill the following criteria: Knowledge and understanding Have knowledge of the main theories, research methods, concepts and codes of ethics related to the field of education studies, as well as an understanding of the research policies that shape research in these fields Have deepened their knowledge of theories about education, inclusion and exclusion, and respect for individuals and human diversity Have a solid understanding of important concepts in the study of ethics (such as autonomy, human dignity, trust, care, human rights, justice and exclusion) and how they have been defined and understood in western ethics, and how they are applied in real circumstances Are familiar with the main theories of sociology and the philosophy of education, including theories about social inequality, democracy and social justice 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 in contemporary education debate Be familiar with national and global commitments related to schooling, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Salamanca Statement, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and so on Bolster an understanding of oneself as a person and professional, who is constantly learning and assessing his or her own perspective, knowledge, and understanding Skills Have adopted work met ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. German, Diploma

    The objectives of the 60 ECTS diploma study programme in German for Work and Studies are that students: – acquire a solid practical basic knowledge of the German language and good skills in its usage – acquire basic knowledge of the societies of the German-speaking countries   – acquire basic cultural literacy for communication with people from the German-speaking countries – are able to use the language, both orally and in writing, to engage in communication in most everyday situations and selected occupational situations.    1. Knowledge: On graduation, students possess knowledge in the field of German. This includes that students: 1.1 have acquired a solid vocabulary for most everyday situations and selected occupational situations 1.2 have acquired solid knowledge of the structures of the German language 1.3 have gained insight into selected concepts and theories regarding language, communication and societal life within the field of studies.   2. Skills: On graduation, students can use the German language and apply methods and work procedures in the field of German for practical purposes. This includes that students are able to: 2.1 tackle written and oral texts in most general and selected work-related areas, comprehending their direct and indirect meaning 2.2 write clear and well-structured texts on various general subjects and selected work- related subjects 2.3 express themselves orally without impediment and with good pronunciation and to conduct a conversation 2.4 use the language successfully in bot ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Preschool and Compulsory School Education, Postgraduate Diploma

    On completion of the programme, students: Knowledge Have deepened their knowledge of education, and of some of the primary theories in sociology and the philosophy of education. Have good knowledge in the demarcated field of education and teaching studies. Are familiar with the most recent theories and research outcomes in the field, 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 in contemporary educational debate. Skills Have adopted work methods which are accepted in the respective field of work and study. Can introduce projects in their specialised field coherently to a large group. Can communicate complex theoretical subjects and research outcomes clearly, using a variety of methods. Can present and support opinions on work-related issues by integrating knowledge in the field. Can take an active part in professional discourse relating to different concepts, definitions and theories used in the discussion of education and schooling in contemporary society. Competences Are able to use theoretical knowledge and research outcomes when organising teaching and learning. Have knowledge and skills to show originality in the development of ideas 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 teaching and learnin ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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