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  1. Tourism Studies, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year theoretical graduate education program (research oriented) in tourism studies at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. It provides at least 180 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a  research oriented MS degree in tourism studies or compatible disciplines, or compatible exams. The scope of the research projects must be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral education follows specific faculty rules. Knowledge, skills and competence Upon completion of the Ph.D. degree the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened the knowledge base and gained an in-depth and profound understanding of main theoretical schools, epistemology, terms and newest knowledge within own research field. 1.2. The student has adopted competencies in taking initiatives, demonstrating originality and critical mindset towards research, and can compile and develop theoretical ideas within own research field.1.3. The student has attained an understanding of the nature of research activities and knows the rights and obligations related to scientific and academic conduct. Among them, discretion, copyright, ethics, property rights on scientific results and data. 1.4. The student has demonstrated initiatives in creating new knowledge and interpretation through research passed by reviews of academics in the field.1.5. The student has knowledge ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Biochemistry, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four-year theoretical and practical research-based postgraduate programme of studies in biochemistry at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides 180 to 240 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS-degree or a comparable qualification or alternatively. 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 biochemistry. 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 i ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Bioengineering, Doctorate

    Knowledge On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts in specific scientific subjects of bioengineering. Contribute to the latest knowledge in fields of bioengineering in context with theories and applications. Contribute knowledge acquired through own research in a specialized field of bioengineering. Discuss research and recent findings in bioengineering along with ethics in science. SkillsOn completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Plan and apply scientific research methods and academic theories to develop projects and solve complex problems. Collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data and evaluate different research methods Run specific laboratory devices with confidence and responsibility. Apply relevant software to analyze results and evaluate them statistically. Plan and execute individual experiments related to bioengineering. CompetenceOn completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Plan, initiate and manage group work or individual projects. Make decisions on a professional basis and justify them. Discuss, explain and present bioengineering issues and communicate both with scholars as well as general audience. Demonstrate independent, broad-minded and critical thinking, and innovative approaches in solving problems. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Environmental Studies, Doctorate

    DefinitionA three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in environmental studies at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 180 ECTS and comprises 180 ECTS research project. The Ph.D. committee may require the candidate to take courses in addition to the research. Credits for courses are then added to the credits required for the dissertation. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent in either Environment and Natural Resources, Engineering or Natural Sciences. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skillsOn completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and of the newest knowledge in a chosen area in the field of environmental studies. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that which he gained at previous levels.1.2. The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts.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 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Icelandic Linguistics, 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 the ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Sociology, 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 sociology. 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 design and us ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Theology, Doctorate

    Theology and Religious Studies: 180 credit doctorate programme The programme is a three year long research programme at the Faculty of Theology, University of Iceland. Admission requirements are a MA degree or a mag. theol. degree (Provisionally: or a cand. theol. degree) On completion of a Doctorate degree, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within the field of Theology. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at previous levels of study. Students have contributed important innovation to the field of study in the form of new knowledge or significant adaptation, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge. Students are familiar with the systems used for funding research and research evaluation. They understand the practical purpose of research for academic, cultural and social purpose.   Type of knowledge Students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on individual basis. Students have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities which measure up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the fields of Theology or religious studies.   Practical skills Students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects. Students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Economics, Doctorate

    Knowledge:Degree holders possess specialised knowledge within a subfield of business administration. This entails that holders: possess extensive and comprehensive understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and the latest findings available, especially in the subfield of business administration that the doctoral dissertation deals with. have initiated the generation of new knowledge and its interpretation with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities that measure up to peer reviews and critique have contributed important innovation in the form of new knowledge, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge ·demonstrate their awareness of science ethics and that they have formed a considered opinion regarding their own research and that of others, based on their own ethical consciousness. Skills:Degree holders can apply specialised methods and procedures of a subfield of business administration. This entails that holders: can conceptualise and implement extensive research that expand and/or redefine the existing methodology of the subfield of business administration. can explore or develop projects that tackle new challenges and subjects within the of the subfield of business administration. have full command over basic skills, technology, methods, material and sources connected to  the subfield of business administration. can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects can apply general and specialised research tools and research techn ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Law, Doctorate

     Learning Outcomes for Doctoral Studies in the Faculty of Law at the University of Iceland approved at a Law Faculty Meeting on 27 November 2018  Knowledge: Degree holders possess specialised knowledge within the discipline of law. This entails that holders: possess an extensive and deep understanding of the principal doctrines, fundamental considerations, concepts, and the latest knowledge available have taken the initiative in creating new knowledge through research which passes the test of peer review and scholarly critique have made a novel and significant contribution to knowledge in the relevant field of law  Skills: Degree holders are able to apply the specialised methods and practices of a legal specialty. This entails that holders: are able to plan and carry out extensive and complex legal research can make use of critical methods and evaluation in conducting new and complex legal research have applied and developed methods which add to the body of legal knowledge have adopted a critical stance toward legal knowledge  Competence: Degree holders are able to apply their knowledge and skills professionally and academically. This entails that holders: can assume responsibility for their own work and that of others show academic independence and initiative can communicate their knowledge effectively to their peers, other scholars and the public are able to participate in critical discussion and can initiate and lead theoretical discourse   ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Civil Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in civil engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits and comprises at least 30 credits in courses and a 180 credit research project. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence 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 of the newest knowledge in a chosen area in the field of civil engineering. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that which he gained at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts. 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. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. 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. 2.2. The studen ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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