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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Biomedical Science, BS

    Knowledge ability and skillsAt the end of the three years of study the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge in the basic sciences, such as chemistry, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, instrumentation and statistics1.2. The student knows the purpose and theoretical background of the methodology and pathology in the main disciplines within biomedical sciences, such as blood bank, clinical chemistry, clinical physiology, genetics, haematology, isotope analyses, histopathology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology.1.3. The student has knowledge in specimen sampling, specimen treatment and understands the value of good sampling procedure with regard to ethics and the quality of analyses.1.4. The student knows and understands the structure and function of cells, organs and the body in health and disease.1.5. The student knows and unterstands laboratory process of general analyses in the main disciplines of biomedical science.1.6. Has knowledge in the pathology reflecting the main disciplines in biomedical science and understands the relation between analyses and diseases.1.7. The student has knowledge of substrates and microorgnisms that can affect people's health, the immunological response of the body and treatment. 1.8. The student knows the ideology and methodology in quality management, risk assessment and in providing information.1.9. The student understands ethical values and professional behaviour. 1.10. T ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Leisure Studies, BA

    Knowledge Upon graduation the student possesses knowledge and understanding relevant to the job. This means that the student: Is familiar with and has an understanding of leisure and its pedagogical value. Has gained a general understanding and insight into the basic theories and concepts in leisure studies, life skills, psychology and outdoor learning. Is familiar with recreation and leisure and the covenants, laws and regulations relating to it, such as activity-curriculums. Is familiar with and understands the theories, concepts and methods on which the work and responsibility of leisure- and social pedagogues is based, i.e. experiential learning, democracy, informal education, leisure education and social pedagogy, and can utilise this knowledge in working with people of all ages. Possesses current knowledge of issues relating to leisure of a certain target group (e.g. children, youth or elderly). Has acquired the ability to incorporate new research, methods and solutions in the field in his or her own work Is familiar with the basics of information technology, including search methods. Skills Upon graduation the student can apply the methods and procedures of his/her discipline and profession. This means that the student: Is able to apply perspective of leisure studies on diverse challenges in the field, e.g. in associations, municipalities and the private sector. Is able to apply his or her professional knowledge to encourage people's participation in leisure activities, as well as societal participatio ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Physical Therapy Sciences, BS

    Knowledge Degree holders will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical therapy sciences This entails that holders: possess knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the body, age related changes and the main deficits associated with health problems/accidents and their effects on activities and participation in the society knows movement and practice related changes of the body structure and function have acquired general understanding and insight into the main theories and concepts that physical therapy is based upon, with emphasis on theories of current motor control and the conceptual of the International Classification System on Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) possess knowledge about the interaction of health and contextual factors (environment and personal factors) and its effects on functioning and disability. possess knowledge of holistic approaches in prevention and treatment, the role of the physical therapist and other healthcare professionals as well as procedures of the health care system can apply the basic elements of information technology and are familiar with the basic concepts  of scientific methodology  have the latest knowledge in physical therapy scienecs are knowledgeable about the elements of patient/client management in physical therapy (examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and re-examination) be familiar with regulations and ethical values related to the work of healthcare professionals and the effects of poli ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Preschool Teacher Education, B.Ed.

    Goals - knowledge, understanding and skills On completion of study students shall: Knowledge and understanding - Possess a general understanding of theories, criteria, concepts and methods of the various disciplines in the field of preschool studies.- Be able to apply knowledge and understanding to theoretical practice within preschool studies, and have developed competences to sustain theoretical and practical solutions in the subject.- Understand professionalism, equality, creativity and democracy in preschools.- Have achieved knowledge and understanding of preschool ideology, pedagogy and history, with cultural and educational role that preschools play in the life of young children.- Have achieved knowledge of the primary trends shaping contemporary preschools.- Be able to reflect on their own ideas and perspectives, thereby viewing and shaping a professional ideal of pedagogy and work ethic.- Understand the role and work of the preschool teacher, and be aware of those components, which shape the profession. Type of knowledge- Have adopted extensive theoretical knowledge on different methods helping children to develop and strengthen communication and play skills and be able to evaluate their play competences as well as the given play situations in preschools.- Have acquired knowledge of young children’s attachments and communications skills in their interaction in peer groups and with adults. - Know assessment technique and methods to evaluate play skills and situations from different perspectives.- Have ac ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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