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  1. General Linguistics, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals of general linguistics.1.2. Students have a basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in linguistics.1.3. Students have a general perspective over Modern Icelandic, Old Norse and the history of Icelandic.1.4. Students have learned to approach a specific area and/or period in linguistics, phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics 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 are able to work independently and in an organised manner on specific subjects within the field of linguistics.Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance linguistic analysis. 2.3. Students are able to set objectives, prepare a project schedule and follow it when writing a scholarly paper. 3. Theoretical skills3.1. Students know the fundamentals of critical research and are able to draw on sources in their own analysis.3.2. Students understand scholarly texts and are able to use them in their work. 3.3. Students are able to use basic linguistic concepts in analysis and essay writing.3.4. Students have acquired the skills to examine texts from a linguistic perspective.3.5. Students are acquainted with languages that are very different from Icelandic and most neighbour languages, or one ancient Indo-European language. 4. Communication skills4.1. Students show initiative and int ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Public Service Interpreting, Diploma

    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
  3. Icelandic Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Icelandic 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 Icelandic. 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 trends and direction of Icelandic literature and the ways to share these with students in compulsory schools. The primary ways to promote reading comprehension and interest in reading. The fundamentals of language structure, sound, words and word parts, conjugations and declensions, meanings and roles, different styles, and how grammatical analysis is based on language and language use. A few issues connected with Icelandic as a second language and the challenges of teaching a diverse group of s ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Museum Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, skills and abilitiesOn completion of study, the student should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Practical knowledge and understanding1.1 The student should have attained a good knowledge and understanding of the professional work carried out in museums 2. Practical and academic skills 2.1 The student should be able to carry out responsible, professional museum work.2.2 The student should be able to explain the professional work by museums in the form of reports and analyses. 2.3 The student should be able to apply their knowledge of a wide variety of subjects in professional museum work, in other words, be able to explain aims and methods aimed at reaching a particular target 3. Academic skills3.1. The student should be able to compare theories, concepts and methods used in museology.3.2. The student should be able to present research questions within the field of porfessional museum work.3.3. The student should be able to use their knowledge and skills as a means of dealing with complicated questions within a particular field of museum work 4. Communication and presentation skills and ability at providing information4.1 The student should be able to collect information about various subjects related to the field of museology, and present this informationin a clear and comprehensible fashion in both written and spoken form.4.2 The student should be able to take the initiative and lead working groups 5. Academic skills 5.1 The student should have developed the n ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Tax Law and Accounting, MA

    Knowledge, ability and skillsUpon completion of the programme the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline of accounting, auditing and tax law. The student shall be skilled in applying theory, and able to draw conclusions based on the findings as follows:1 Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the latest knowledge in accounting and tax law.1.2. The student has good understanding of how to apply the latest knowledge in accounting and tax law to problem solving.1.3. The student has good knowledge and understanding of the key methods utilized in accounting and tax law.1.4. The student has good understanding of the relationship between academic research methods.1.5. The student has good knowledge of the methods used for data analysis.2 Intellectual skills2.1. The student is able to demonstrate an analytical and critical approach to subjects and to reach sound conclusions.2.2. The student is able to critically assess the results of different theories in accounting and tax law.2.3. The student is able to develop coherent and independent lines of argument.2.4. The student is able to demonstrate an analytical and critical approach to the key subjects in accounting and tax law.2.5. The student is able to assess and interpret data.3 Practical skills3.1. The student knows how to find, select and retrieve information through the use of the relevant sources, including libraries and online data banks.3.2. The student is able to articulate ideas i ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Applied Inter-American Studies, MA

    The aims of the MA Programs in Inter-American Studies are that students: gain expert knowledge of the languages, history and literatures of the Americas. can utilize their language(s) of expertise to disseminate research findings internationally. are familiar with central issues in their field of expertise. can utilize emergent expertise in their area. 1   Knowledge:
 Upon completion of their degree, students have knowledge of their field of specialization within the broader framework of the languages, cultures, histories and literatures of the Americas. It involves that the students 1.1 have sound knowledge and understanding of their field of study. 1.2 have a firmly established and contextualized insight into recent findings in their field. 1.3 are familiar with the methodology of their field.   2  Skills: Upon completion of their degree, students have command of the methodologies of their field of specialization. It involves that the students 2.1 have adopted adequate academic skills. 2.2 can apply their knowledge and insight in their research and substantiate their views on academic findings. 2.3 know how to access academic data, analyze and assess it. 2.4 demonstrate originality in their development and utilization of ideas. 2.5 have developed their ability to work independently on projects or research.  2.6 can comprehend and solve complex academic assignments. 2.7 can apply their knowledge, insight and competence to new circumstances and adapt it to intercultural teamwork   3  Competence: Upon complet ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Project Management, MS

    After graduating, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competences as follows: Knowledge The student has comprehensive understanding and knowledge in the field of project management. Students will be familiar with the nature of the projects, their analysis and methods for planning and implementing projects. Students will be familiar with the theories, processes and procedures relating to the main task of the project manager. Students can apply the key methods of research in the field of project management and analysis, processing and presentation of data. The student will know the different theories related to project management in academic and practical perspective. Students will be familiar with theories on management, leadership and change management, and the context of projects. Students will be familiar with the working environment of companies and its impact on the project. Students will be familiar with ethical aspects related to project management. Skills Students can choose the appropriate method to resolve a project. The student can critically discuss and apply different theories of project management and theories of other aspects of management concerning projects in companies. Students can use and explain theoretical concepts and theories and apply them for practical purposes. Students can organize and implement research in the field of project management. Students can assess and collect articles and information using appropriate information sources. Students can formulate ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Geography, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four-year theoretical research based postgraduate programme of studies in geography at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides at least 180 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS degree in Geography, or a comparable qualification. The scope of the research project shall be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral studies are governed by special Faculty regulations. Type of knowledge 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 understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of geography. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in his/her area of research and is able to put forward and develop conceptual ideas within ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Teaching Studies for Primary Grades, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the programme Teaching Studies for Primary Grades, M.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: The status of the Icelandic school system in regards to international agreements connected to education and human development, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration. Legislation and regulations relating to schooling and the rights and obligations of employees and students in the school system. The role of the national curriculum and how it shapes teaching of individual subjects and work in schools as a whole. The philosophical, historical, social and psychological premises behind different policies of curriculum and assessment. Diverse learning and teaching methods and their theoretical grounds. The role and characteristics of information and communication technology in the school. Methods of educational research and processes and the use of research findings. Fundamental issues in professionalism in the teaching profession and ethical rules and boundaries. The theoretical premises, key concepts, theories, and issues in teaching primary school students. Fundamental ideas regarding all subjects taught in primary school and practices connected with education in all areas. Skills. At the end of the programme Teaching Studies for Primary Grades, M.Ed., the student is expected to: Organise teaching of specific age groups or subjects and choose learning materials, tools, and e ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Odontology, cand. odont.

    1.    Knowledge and understandingProfessinalism:1.1 Professional behaviour.On graduation, the dentist has contemporary knowledge and understanding of the broader issues of dental practice, is competent in a wide range of skills, including research, investigative, analytical, problem solving, planning, communication, presentation and team skills and understands their relevance in dental practice.1.2 Ethics and jurisprudence.The graduating dentist has knowledge and understanding of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in the provision of care to individual patients and to populations, and has knowledge of current laws applicable to the practice of dentistry.2.    Type of knowledge.Knowledge base and critical thinking.2.1 Basic biomedical, technical and clinical sciences.The graduating dentist has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the basic biomedical, technical and clinical sciences to understand the normal and pathological conditions relevant to dentistry and is competent to apply this information to clinical situations.2.2 Dental science.He or she is trained sufficiently in dental science and is able to practice evidence-based comprehensive dentistry based on a problem solving approach, using basic theoretical and practical skills3.    Practical and theoretical skills.3.1 Clinical information gathering.3.1.1 Obtaining and recording a comprehensive medical history of the patient's oral and dental state. On graduation, the dentist is competent to obtain and record a comprehensive medical histor ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland