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  1. Business Finance, MS

    After completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as outlined below: The students’ knowledge comprises the following: The student has an understanding of finance and is familiar with the main theories relating to the discipline. The student possesses an understanding of key methods used in financial research and practical knowledge relating to techniques of analysis and data processing. The student has a knowledge of theories and methods used to describe the operations, performance and financial strengths of companies. The student is familiar with the operational environment of companies and the impact of main macroeconomic aggregates on corporate finance and financial markets. The students’ skills comprise the following: The student is able to conduct a theoretical examination of financial issues and select an appropriate method for their solution. The student is able to analyse and solve complex issues with regard to corporate finance and financial markets, applying methods based on a sound theoretical foundation and, in relevant cases, empirical arguments. The student is able to present his/her conclusions and analysis in a lucid and critical manner, supported with sound arguments, whether it be in Icelandic or English. The student is able to acquire specialised documents and data, evaluate those and draw the relevant conclusions. The student is able to prepare and implement a research plan. The student is able to locate, select and gather information by ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Medieval Icelandic Studies, MA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has good knowledge and clear comprehension of how to scrutinize Icelandic medieval texts in the original language, explain them and put them in an academic context based on selected methods and theories. 1.2.    The student has a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in Icelandic medieval studies. 1.3.    A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in his academic field. 1.4.    The student can use his knowledge and understanding in his research and can take a reasoned stance on problems in medieval Icelandic studies. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in Icelandic medieval studies in the international arena. 2.2.    The student has gained his knowledge in Icelandic medieval studies 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 synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.3.3.    The student has developed the ability to work independently and is prepared to write books on subjects in the area of medieval studies, 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 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. West Nordic Studies, MA

    Upon successful completion of the programme the student shall: Have abilities to understand and meet the complicated challenges of the peripheral regions of the Nordic countries as part of the Circumpolar North complexities. Have abilities to manage and link present day issues and past developments on orientation in the major themes of the present debate on societal challenges. Have a comparative perspective in meeting the urgent challenges the region is facing today, including the cultural, social, legal and political implications of climate change affecting scarce populations and micro-economies; long distances; limited working opportunities; gender issues in society and education; threats to indigenous culture and societal security; contested issues of identity and cultural heritage; the quest for natural resources; good governance and sustainable management. Have hands-on experience of contextual local knowledge in at least two different West Nordic Countries (Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland or Norway). Have general knowledge and understanding of scientific methodology, theories and research traditions in multidisciplinary fields. Have specialized knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic undertaken in the master’s thesis. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. History, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a precise knowledge and clear understanding of at least one historical period. 1.2. Students have an overview of the different perspectives, methods and ideas used in research of the period or periods addressed in their own research. 1.3. Students have systematically acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge in their specialisations within the study of history. 1.4. Students are able to apply their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on historical issues. 2. Type of knowledge 1.5. Students are familiar with the major subjects and problems featuring in international discourse on their specialisation. 1.6. Students have acquired knowledge of their specialisation both through participation in specialised courses, seminars or symposiums and through their own research. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to acquire, analyse and evaluate scientific data. 3.2. Students are able to write academic articles for publication in journals. 3.3. Students have developed independent research practices and are well prepared to write scholarly texts on historical topics, alone or in collaboration with others. 3.4. Students are able to understand and tackle complex subject matter in an academic context. 4. Theoretical skills 4.1. Students are able to independently judge when different analytical methods and complex academic issues are applicable. 4.2. Students are able to demonstrate a deeper and further understand ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Web Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

    a. Knowledge On graduating students shall possess knowledge of web communication. This means that students shall: possess basic knowledge of the usability, design, technology and installation of websites. possess knowledge of the methods and procedures used to manage websites and social media, as well as the basics of online marketing. be familiar with the fundamentals, theories and concepts related to culture and communication and are able to critically discuss these matters. be familiar with the basic technologies used to produce images and videos for publication online. be familiar with ethical considerations about equality and accessibility of websites. be able to analyse complex subject matter, set detailed goals, and devise and follow a clear work schedule. recognise important ethical challenges relating to electronic services and copyright issues. b. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures of web communication. This means that students shall: have acquired diverse modes of presenting material and are able to work independently in the field of web communication. be able to create user friendly websites. be able to use the tools web managers require in their daily work. have become proficient in the technology and software used to build websites and for web communication. c. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply their knowledge and skills in employment and/or further studies. This means that students shall: be able to work independently as well a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Applied Psychology, MS

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    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MS

    After completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as outlined below: The students’ knowledge comprises the following: The student possesses an understanding and knowledge in the field of innovation end entrepreneurship. The student is familiar with, and able to apply, key methodology in research relating to innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as appropriate methods of analysing, processing and presenting data. The student is able to critically discuss, in an academic and practical context, different theories relating to innovation and entrepreneurship. The student has good understanding of theories regarding the management and development of start-ups and scale-ups. The student is able to present coherent and independent argumentation. The student understands the differences between various theoretical and methodological approaches to problem solution within the academic field. The student is familiar with ethical controversies, both in an academic context and that of practical management. The students’  skills comprise the following: The student is able to utilize the theoretical foundation from the course of study to create and develop new opportunities in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, be it in start-ups, scale-ups, or established organizations. The student is able to gather specialized data and information, both of a quantitative and qualitative nature, assess this evidence and draw appropriate conclusions, both in a theoretical and ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Mentoring and Educational Consultancy, M.Ed.

    Knowledge and Understanding On completion of the programme, students have: Knowledge of the key policies and theories of occupational guidance and counselling as a tool for enhancing the professionalism and ability of individuals and groups, linking together theoretical and practical learning, and developing and strengthening the workplace. Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories, research methods and results from research on counselling. Knowledge of and be awareness of ethical aspects of working with people in the field as well as in research. Knowledge of the key research methods in the fields of counselling and guidance, the concepts and codes of conduct to which they relate, and the research policies that shape them. Knowledge and understanding of different approaches to counselling and guidance depending on who is involved. Knowledge on the practical purpose of guidance counselling and how it can be used to support the professional performance of individuals and groups. Knowledge and understanding roles and responsibilities of the guidance counselor and of the participant in guidance counselling. Competences and Skills On completion of the programme, students have: Skills in applying theories, concepts, research methods, and critical thinking to support professional solutions and to address urgent issues in contemporary education. The ability to apply guidance and counselling methods in an informed and critical manner in light of their education, research and personal experiences. The ab ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Sexology, Postgraduate Diploma

    The main goals of the postgraduate diploma in Sexology are that students: Obtain scientific knowledge about concepts, conceptual frameworks and theories, projects and methods in sexology Become familiar with the latest research projects in the field Obtain the ability to apply knowledge and understanding in the field, as well as communication skills in their professional work Have the knowledge and skills to provide information to patients and others about sexual issues Have a broad knowledge of problems and issues, theoretical as well as practical, based on latest research work in the field Become aware of their own values and attitudes towards sexuality Are able to understand the latest scientifically based projects and new developments in the field of sexology ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Danish Teaching, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student has knowledge and comprehension about selected methods and theories used in research on learning and teaching of foreign languages.1.2. The student is familiar with the main research done on Danish as a foreign language in Iceland and how they relate to the main body of research on Danish as a second language. 1.3. The student has insight and comprehension about the state of knowledge in language learning and teaching, including the relationship between academic ideas and teaching.1.4. The student is familiar with the conditions for learning speech, with the nature of learning a second or foreign language and with the nature of being bilingual and its effect on speech development, on literacy and on learning. He is also familiar with the social, psychological and learning variables that affect language learning and competence.1.5. The student has command of various methods for teaching specific aspects of Danish, literature, national life and culture in accordance with theories on language learning and teaching.1.6. The student is familiar with the official education policy and national curriculum in Iceland and knows the theories on language learning and teaching on which the policy for this subject is based. He also knows its special characteristics in comparison with neighbouring countries.1.7. The student is familiar with teaching material for Danish, teaching instructions and other aids, their functions, attributes and the research that has been done on their ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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