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  1. BA í heimspeki, hagfræði og stjórnmálafræði

    Learning outcomes for the study programme are set forth as per Iceland’s National Qualification Framework for Higher Education and Degrees, issued in 2011 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, pursuant to Act No. 63/2006. On completing their studies, degree holders should meet the following standards, as per the educational performance attested to in the diploma and diploma supplement. Knowledge On graduating, degree holders have a command of the methods and theories characterising social analysis within philosophy, politics and economics. They are also aware of the responsibility that the directive influence of their professional knowledge will bring them in their careers. Degree holders understand and can apply the basic concepts of the three disciplines and are able to take advantage of the intersections and differences between them in their academic work. Degree holders recognise the specific explanatory methods of philosophy, politics and economics. They can distinguish between them and identify the contributions of these three disciplines towards new knowledge and their relevance in theoretical discourse. Degree holders have knowledge of the history and substance of the three disciplines and are capable of placing them in the broader context of social, cultural and scientific development. They can make use of standard search techniques and information technology in their professional field. Skills Degree holders are able to apply social science methods and work procedures in analysis and dat ...

    Provider NameHáskólinn á Bifröst

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  2. Modern Studies, BA

    Knowledge: Upon graduation, students have acquired: fundamental knowledge of modern studies as an interdisciplinary field that makes use of theories, premises and concepts of traditional subjects, such as comparative literature, philosophy, history and sociology in order to obtain an improved understanding of modernity, i.e. the ideology, way of life and social structure which began to gain influence in the West in the late 18th century. a profound knowledge of two academic fields within the humanistic and social sciences or specialisations within such fields, so that this knowledge may be used to gain an understanding of our times. Skills: Upon graduation, students can apply the methods and procedures of the field, such that students: have developed the attitudes of a critical way of thinking. have developed the necessary broad-minded perspectives and originality to be able to utilise knowledge from diverse academic disciplines to gain an improved understanding of modern times. are able to assimilate theoretical and practical information and criticise it on the basis of presentation and argumentation, for example by spotting logical fallacies, concealed argumentation, inconsistency, inadequate reference to sources and research, hidden value premises and debating tricks. are able to write an academic essay and carry out independent research on a theoretical subject in the field of humanistic or social sciences. have familiarised themselves with some of the main theories and concepts which relate to social innov ...

    Provider NameUNAK

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  3. Modern Studies, BA

    Knowledge: Upon graduation, students have acquired: fundamental knowledge of modern studies as an interdisciplinary field that makes use of theories, premises and concepts of traditional subjects, such as comparative literature, philosophy, history and sociology in order to obtain an improved understanding of modernity, i.e. the ideology, way of life and social structure which began to gain influence in the West in the late 18th century. a profound knowledge of two academic fields within the humanistic and social sciences or specialisations within such fields, so that this knowledge may be used to gain an understanding of our times. Skills: Upon graduation, students can apply the methods and procedures of the field, such that students: have developed the attitudes of a critical way of thinking. have developed the necessary broad-minded perspectives and originality to be able to utilise knowledge from diverse academic disciplines to gain an improved understanding of modern times. are able to assimilate theoretical and practical information and criticise it on the basis of presentation and argumentation, for example by spotting logical fallacies, concealed argumentation, inconsistency, inadequate reference to sources and research, hidden value premises and debating tricks. are able to write an academic essay and carry out independent research on a theoretical subject in the field of humanistic or social sciences. have familiarised themselves with some of the main theories and concepts which relate to social innov ...

    Provider NameUNAK

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  4. Archaeology, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals, theories and concepts in Archaeology.1.2.    Students are acquainted with theoretical explanations.1.3.    Students have an understanding of the significance of cultural relics to scholarly debate and contemporary reflection.1.4.    Students have a general overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and Icelandic cultural history.1.5.    Students have an understanding of different viewpoints and approaches to researching the past.1.6.    Students know the principal research methods in Archaeology and have some experience in conducting research in this field. 1.7.    Students can explain the importance of cultural relics in contemporary society and understand views concerning their preservation and use. 2.    Practical and theoretical skills2.1.    Students are able to make use of archaeological sources and methodology in discussions and in their writing.2.2.    Students are able to prepare, organise and complete projects, which are based on processing archaeological sources.2.3.    Students have mastered the principal concepts and methods, which are used in archaeological research and are familiar with theoretical discussion within the field. 3.    Communication skills3.1.    Students are independent and demonstrate initiative in their studies.3.2.    Students are able to explain Archaeological topics and substantiate their findings.3.3.    Students are able to work with others at solving archaeological ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  5. Archaeology, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students have mastered Archaeological concepts and methods, including field-research methods.1.2. Students have a good understanding of theoretical debate in Archaeology. 1.3. Students have a good understanding of the methods underpinning Archaeology and can work both with written sources and scientific data in a critical manner. 1.4. Students have a clear idea of the main aspects of the development of human society and have knowledge of the cultural history of at least one period/region. 1.5. Students possess knowledge of Icelandic archaeology and cultural history and know the latest findings of research and theories in this field.1.6. Students possess knowledge of ethical views concerning of historical objects, human remains and the protection of cultural relics. 2. Practical and theoretical skills2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and can 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 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 formulate and describe complex theoretical topics and research findings2.8. Students can direct their own research, which is based on proc ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  6. Medieval Studies, MA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding: 1.1.    The student has exact knowledge and a clear understanding of the cultural history of the Middle Ages, particularly in Europe and the Middle East, and it‘s influence on European history and culture. 1.2.    The student has good knowledge of selected periods and/or field within medieval studies, such as politics and society in the Middle Ages, cultural history and cultural diversity. 1.3.    The student has a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in the period or field that his research covers. 1.4.    A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge of his chosen field within medieval studies. 2.    Type of knowledge: 2.1.    The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in medieval studies in the international arena. 2.2.    The student has gained his knowledge in his chosen field within medieval studies both with participation in specialised courses, symposia or seminars and his own research. 3.    Practical competence 3.1.    The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data. 3.2.    The student can write academic article for publication in journals. 3.3.    The student has developed the ability to work independently and is prepared to write books on medieval issues, on his own or with others. 3.4.    The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context.   4.    Theo ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  7. Old Nordic Religion, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and Skills At the conclusion of the doctoral program, the student shall be demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:   1. Knowledge 1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field within the field of Old Nordic Religion. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that achieved during the previous level of study. 1.2 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the field of research. 1.3. The student knows the systems for financing and evaluating research and has an understanding of how research is used for academic and practical purposes. 1.4 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. 2. Ability 2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors. 2.2 The student can design and use systematic methods to gather and analyze information on complex subjects with the assistance of the appropriate research tools and data. 2.3 The student knows how to use general and specialized methodological concepts used in the field of Old Nordic Religion and related fields. 2.4 The student knows how to collect appropriate information from scholarly magazines a ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  8. Archaeology, MA

    1.    Knowledge and Understanding:1.1.    Students have exact knowledge and clear understanding in at least of one the specialist areas within the fields of cultural history and/or one using archaeological methodology.1.2.    Students have an overview of the disparate opinions, methods and concepts on which they carry out their research within their period(s) of specialisation.1.3.    Students have made systematically amassed an understanding of the latest knowledge in the area of specialisation within the discipline of philosophy.1.4.    Students can utilise their knowledge and understanding in their research and take a rational stance with regard in defending the scholarly conclusions of that research. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    Students will be familiar with the most important projects and problems that are currently under discussion in their area of specialisation in the international forum. 2.2.    Students will be familiar with the knowledge of their particular branch of specialisaion by participating in specialist courses, seminars and conferences as well as via their own research. 3.    Practical competence3.1.    Students are capable of gathering, sorting and assessing scientific data.3.2.    Students are capable of writing academic articles for publication in journals.3.3.    Students have developed an independent stance towards their research and are capable of writing scholarly texts on their specialised area of knowledge, either independently or with others, for publication in an appropropria ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  9. History, MA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has exact knowledge and a clear understanding of at least one period of history. 1.2.    The student has a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in the period or periods that his research covers. 1.3.    A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge of his chosen field within history.1.4.    The student can use his knowledge and understanding in his research and can take a reasoned stance on historical problems. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in history in the international arena. 2.2.    The student has gained his knowledge in his chosen field within history both with participation in specialised courses, symposia or seminars and his own research. 3.    Practical competence3.1.    The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.3.2.    The student can write academic article for publication in journals.3.3.    The student has developed the ability to work independently and is prepared to write books on historical issues, on his own or with others.3.4.    The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    The master's student can independently evaluate when varying methods of analysis and complex academic issues are appropriate. 4.2.    The master's student can demonstrate incr ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  10. History, Doctorate

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    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 standards1.5.    Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application. 2.    Types of knowledge 2.1.    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 c ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland

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