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  1. Cultural Studies, 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 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. 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 cultural studies as well as their research field within cultural studies. 2.2. Doctoral students have defined and presented original ideas in a clear manner and evolved new knowledge on the basis o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Electrical Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits leading to the degree of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, competence and skills 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 methods in a chosen area in the field of electrical engineering.1.2  The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts in his field.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.1.4  The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood inspection and review by academics in the field in question.1.5  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.1.6  The student knows the processes of funding research and understan ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. 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 maga ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Education, Ed.D.

    Goals - knowledge, understanding and skills On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled: Knowledge and understanding- That the students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within their specific field of study or profession. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at cycle 1 and 2.- That the 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. Type of knowledge- That the students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on an individual basis.- That students' research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of their field of study or profession.- That the 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 their field. Practical skills- That students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects.- That students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefine existing methodology in their field of study.- That students can apply in an extensive way the basic skills, technology, methods, material and sources connected with their field of study.- That students can utilise, on a broad basis, general and specialised researc ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Information Science, 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 information science. 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 ideas1.3 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 desi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits leading to the degree of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, competence and skills 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 methods in a chosen area in the field of electrical and computer engineering.1.2  The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts in his field.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.1.4  The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood inspection and review by academics in the field in question.1.5  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.1.6  The student knows the processes of funding research ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Software Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in software engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 ECTS and comprises at least 30 ECTS in courses and a 180 ECTS 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 doctorate examination the student shall have gained the following competence in addition to that gained at previous levels. 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1 The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his field of research  and can present and develop theoretical concepts. 1.2 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. 1.3 The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood the inspection and review of academics in the same field at international level. 1.4 The student has gained knowledge and understanding through his research that is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question. 1.5 The student knows the systems used to financ ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Chemistry, Doctorate

    DefinitionA three to four year theoretical and practical research-based postgraduate programme of studies in chemistry 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 phiosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS-degree or a comparable qualification. The extend of the research project shall be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral studies are governed by special Faculty regulations. Type of knowledgeThe 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 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 chemistry. 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 ideas. 1.3. The student possesses an ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Health Sciences, Doctorate

    Knowledge, skills, competences On completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level: 1. Knowledge 1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of health sciences or bio-medical sciences. He has deepened considerably his knowledge from that acquired at the 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 ideas. 1.3. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data. 1.4. The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of research that has withstood analysis and critique by scholars in the relevant field. 1.5. The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through individual research which is considered an important contribution to the relevant field of research. 1.6. The student has knowledge of the systems used in the financing of research and its evaluation and understands how research is applied for academic, administrative as well as commercial purposes. 2. Skills The student is compet ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Translation Studies, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. 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. 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 substa ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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