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  1. Computer Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits leading to the degree of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, competence and skills 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 methods in a chosen area in the field of computer engineering.1.2  The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts in his field.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.1.4  The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood inspection and review by academics in the field in question.1.5  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.1.6  The student knows the processes of funding research and understands ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Philosophy, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a clear understanding and extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of philosophy, the most important philosophical theories and concepts and the most recent philosophical knowledge. Students' understanding and knowledge is deeper and more detailed than that required at lower levels of study. 1.2. Students have a solid understanding and profound knowledge of their speciality within philosophy. 1.3. Students have made significant contributions to the discipline, whether in the form of new knowledge or original use and interpretation of existing knowledge. 1.4. Students have a good understanding of what scientific research entails, both theories and accepted views on its nature and ideas and conventions regarding its ethics. 1.5. Students are highly familiar with how scientific research works: how it is funded, how it is independently evaluated and possible opportunities for technical transfer. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students possess knowledge and understanding attained through their own research and independent, significant contributions to the discipline. 2.2. Students have analysed and clearly presented original ideas and created new knowledge on the basis of extensive research that stands up to the criticism of academics in the relevant area of philosophy. 3. Practical competence and skills 3.1. Students possess the knowledge and understanding required to conduct scientific research with confidence and on their own initiative. 3.2. Students are able to c ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Food Science, Doctorate

    The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out on an individual basis.The student's research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study.The student shall have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of doctoral studies 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 acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings witin a selected area of food science. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas. 1.3. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data 1.4. The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of research which has withstood analysis and critique by scholars in the relevant field. 1.5. The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through individual research which is ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Political Science, 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 political science. 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 desig ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Applied Ethics, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a clear understanding and extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of philosophy, the most important philosophical theories and concepts and the most recent philosophical knowledge. Students' understanding and knowledge is deeper and more detailed than that required at lower levels of study. 1.2. Students have a solid understanding and profound knowledge of their speciality within the philosophy. 1.3. Students have made significant contributions to the discipline, whether in the form of new knowledge or original use and interpretation of existing knowledge. 1.4. Students have a good understanding of what scientific research entails, both theories and accepted views on its nature and ideas and conventions regarding its ethics. 1.5. Students are highly familiar with how scientific research works: how it is funded, how it is independently evaluated and possible opportunities for technical transfer. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students possess knowledge and understanding attained through their own research and independent, significant contributions to the discipline. 2.2. Students have analysed and clearly presented original ideas and created new knowledge on the basis of extensive research that stands up to the criticism of academics in the relevant area of philosophy. 3. Practical competence and skills 3.1. Students possess the knowledge and understanding required to conduct scientific research with confidence and on their own initiative. 3.2. Students are able ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Career Counselling and Guidance, 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 career counselling and guidance studies. 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 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Icelandic Literature, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge1.1. Doctoral students possess a clear and in-depth of all the fundamental elements of their special field of knowledge, as well as its main theories, concepts and terms and most recent developments. The level of understanding and expertise will be more extensive and deeper than that required at the previous degree level.1.2. Doctoral students possess a firm grasp of their field of specialisation and show an excellent knowledge of all elements pertaining to that area field of specialisation.1.3. Doctoral students are able to make important and innovatory contributions to their field of specialisation, either in the form of new knowledge or in the innovative utilisation and interpretation of previous knowledge.1.4. Doctoral students possess a good understanding of the scientific and methodological aspects of the subject, both those that apply to its theory and to the general body of opinion concerning the subject, its ideas and ethical standards.1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.   2. Skills2.1. Doctoral students possess an extensive knowledge and understanding that they have developed via their own research and independent contribution, considered as important to their field of expertise.2.2. Doctoral students have defined and presented original ideas in a clear manner and evolved new knowledge on the basis of substantial research that conforms to the standards set by prominent scholars in th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Social Work, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctorate, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has gained an extensive and in-depth understanding of the main theories, basic ideas, concepts and most recent knowledge of a specific field within social work. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that acquired at the previous level.1.2 The student has adopted a creative and critical way of thinking in matters related to his/her research field and can put forth and develop academic ideas1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of social scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including when it comes to issues of confidentiality, property rights, ethics, and ownership of results and data.1.4 The student has taken initiative in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed the review and critique of scholars in the appropriate field.1.5 The student possesses knowledge and information gained through his/her own research and which counts as a valuable contribution to the academic field in question. 1.6 The student knows the systems used to finance research and assess it and has an understanding of the academic and business uses of research. 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 desi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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