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  1. Accounting and Auditing, M.Acc.

    The M.Acc programme (Master of Accounting and Auditing) assumes that, already at the commencement of their studies, students will manifest independent work procedures, plan their own work and comply with the timing requirements laid down in the programme. Prerequisites comprise a first class average grade from a basic university programme in business studies with special emphasis on accounting. In the event that this path of study had a different area of emphasis, the student in question will have to attend a preparatory course. New recruits must have completed approximately nine BS courses, with a first class average grade, in order to be able to embark on the Master’s  programme. Objectives from the European Union, on which the programme is based, specify the knowledge required of a chartered accountant; consequently there is little or no flexibility in the choice of courses.The learning outcomes reflect the information outlined above and define the knowledge, skills and competence students gain through their course of study and are expected to have mastered upon its completion. Knowledge outcomes define the academic knowledge attained by the students during their studies, and skills outline the standards used to assess the students’ proficiency in  applying their knowledge. Finally, competence illustrates the students’ professional ability after completing their studies. 1. Knowledge  1.1 The student possesses an understanding of the purpose and aim of financial reporting and auditing, both with regard to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Accounting and Auditing, M.Acc.

    The M.Acc programme (Master of Accounting and Auditing) assumes that, already at the commencement of their studies, students will manifest independent work procedures, plan their own work and comply with the timing requirements laid down in the programme. Prerequisites comprise a first class average grade from a basic university programme in business studies with special emphasis on accounting. In the event that this path of study had a different area of emphasis, the student in question will have to attend a preparatory course. New recruits must have completed approximately nine BS courses, with a first class average grade, in order to be able to embark on the Master’s  programme. Objectives from the European Union, on which the programme is based, specify the knowledge required of a chartered accountant; consequently there is little or no flexibility in the choice of courses.The learning outcomes reflect the information outlined above and define the knowledge, skills and competence students gain through their course of study and are expected to have mastered upon its completion. Knowledge outcomes define the academic knowledge attained by the students during their studies, and skills outline the standards used to assess the students’ proficiency in  applying their knowledge. Finally, competence illustrates the students’ professional ability after completing their studies. 1. Knowledge  1.1 The student possesses an understanding of the purpose and aim of financial reporting and auditing, both with regard to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the conclusion of the diploma program, the student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study: 1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a specialized  research in the field of addiction and substance abuse and has a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field, including the research methods applied in it. 1.2 The student has gained a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of work in the field of addiction and substance abuse. 1.3 The student is familiar with the main academic work and theories useful in his/her area of expertise. 1.4 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field. 2. Practical Skills and Ability 2.1 The student can describe and explain the presumptions and limits of the main methods in the field of addiction and substance abuse. 2.2 The student has knowledge of the use of qualitative and quantitative methods used in research in the field of addiction andsubstance abuse. 2.3 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation research in the field of addiction and substance abuse. 2.4 The student has the ability to publish in writing an overview of research related to his/her field of research. 3. Theoretical Ability 3.1 The student can define and describe what good organization entails. 3.2 The student has acquired an additional and deeper understanding of hi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Anthropology, BA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student possesses thorough knowledge of the basic ideas, theories and concepts of anthropology.1.2 The student understands what a theoretical explanation is.1.3 The student has learned to apply a critical anthropological perspective and understands cultural relativity.1.4 The student has an overview of the main issues in the history of human society and the development of Homo sapiens as well as a detailed knowledge of one or more particular fields within anthropology.1.5 The student is familiar with the main research methods of anthropology and has a thorough understanding of qualitative methods.1.6 The student understands the basic concepts of critiquing sources.1.7 The student has an understanding of different perspectives in the research of mankind and human societies. 2. Practical and theoretical ability2.1 The student has adopted independent working methods and mastered anthropological discourse in written and oral presentation. 2.2 The student can apply the methods of anthropology in limited tasks.2.3 The student has mastered professional skills in presenting written work.2.4 The student can work independently and in an organized manner on delimited subjects within anthropology.2.5 The student shows independence in defining and working with a delimited topic, through the critical use of theoretical sources. 2.6 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Anthropology, BA

    Knowledge, ability and skillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability as stated below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student possesses thorough knowledge of the basic ideas, theories and concepts of anthropology.1.2 The student understands what a theoretical explanation is and the anthropological comparison.1.3 The student has learned to apply a critical anthropological perspective and is familiar with theoretical debates on his/her own society and others.1.4 The student has an overview of the main issues in the development of Homo sapiens and the history of human society as well as different types of society and the distinguishing features of Icelandic society.1.5 The student has detailed knowledge of some of the particular fields within anthropology.1.6 The student is familiar with the main research methods of anthropology and has a thorough understanding of qualitative methods.1.7 The student understands the basic concepts of critiquing sources.1.8 The student has an understanding of different perspectives in the research of mankind and human societies 2. Practical and theoretical ability2.1 The student has adopted independent working methods and mastered anthropological discourse in written and oral presentation. 2.2 The student can apply the methods of anthropology in limited tasks.2.3 The student has mastered professional skills in presenting written work.2.4 The student can work independently and in an organized manner on delimited subjects withi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Anthropology, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and Skills At 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 Understanding 1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of Anthropology. 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 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 d ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Anthropology, MA

    Knowledge, skills and abilities At the end of the course of study, the student will have proved her-/himself to have attained all of the skills and abilities that have been reached at the end of BA study, but can in addition now also demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. 1. The student has a detailed knowledge and clear understanding of a particular field of anthropology. 1.2. 2. The student has a good overview of the different viewpoints, methods and ideas of their field of research. 1.3. 3. The student has a good knowledge of a particular research method, its history and its strengths and weaknesses. 1.4. 4. The student has attained a good knowledge of the cross-cultural and historical context of his research field and differing viewpoints taken towards it within the fields of anthropology. 1.5. 5. The student has attained a knowledge of the various available research funds, and knows how to assemble an application for such funding. 2. Practical and academic skills 2.1. The student knows how to apply their knowledge and skills as a means of dealing with a particular problem within the fields of anthropology. 2.2. The student has the ability to take part in academic discussion concerning matters  of disagreement within the fields of anthropology. 2.3. The student has attained the ability to explain anthropological conclusions not only for other scholars but also the public at large. 2.4. The student can both identify and employ the main means of ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Anthropology, Minor

    Knowledge, skills and abilities On completion of study, the student should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1 The student should have a knowledge of the basic precepts, theories, facts and concepts of anthropology. 1.2 The student should understand the critical viewpoints used in anthropology and understand cultural uniqueness. 1.3 The student should have a general overview of the main features of human society and development of Homo sapiens and detailed knowledge of one of the research fields in anthropology. 1.4 The student should have an understanding of the different viewpoints and methods used un research in anthropology. 1.5 The student should have attained basic skills in the key research methods used in anthropology. 1.6 The student should have attained basic skills in the assessment of source value and be able to work with sources in a recognised fashion, making his/ her own value assessments. 2. Practical and academic skills 2.1 The student should be able to apply the basic knowledge she/ he has learnt of the methodology used in anthropology. 2.2 The student should know how to collect materials for use in basic projects in anthropology. 2.3 The student should be able to explain basic concepts and approaches used in anthropological research. 2.4 The student should have attained a critical way of thinking about anthropology. 3. Communication skills 3.1 The student can work independently and shows initiative in her/ his study. 3. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Applied Economics, MA

    In the beginning of the program, a student is expected to show independency in and be able to organize his work, fulfil the time limits set by the program, gain basic knowledge of economics and add to his knowledge by reading and doing course work. The program is aimed at a student gaining sound understanding and acquiring skills in applying economics. At the end of his studies, a student should be able show knowledge, skills and competence as follows: Knowledge includes the following: A student has understanding and knowledge of economics and related quantitative methods. A student has knowledge of and can apply the main tools of applied economics, including analysis of, working with and presenting data. A student can critically discuss various economic theories and apply them. A student can put forth consistent and independent arguments. A student understands the difference between various theoretical and quantitative approaches to doing economic analysis. Skills include the following: A student can use theoretical and applied methods to tackle and solve applied problems in economics. A student can obtain specialized information and data, apply them and draw appropriate conclusions in applied context. A student can organize and tackle applied problems and projects in economics. A student can solve applied problems and projects in economics. A student can present the results of his work in an independent, organized and critical manner. A student knows how to find, select and retrieve articles and information t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Applied Ethics, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a clear understanding and extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of philosophy, the most important philosophical theories and concepts and the most recent philosophical knowledge. Students' understanding and knowledge is deeper and more detailed than that required at lower levels of study. 1.2. Students have a solid understanding and profound knowledge of their speciality within the philosophy. 1.3. Students have made significant contributions to the discipline, whether in the form of new knowledge or original use and interpretation of existing knowledge. 1.4. Students have a good understanding of what scientific research entails, both theories and accepted views on its nature and ideas and conventions regarding its ethics. 1.5. Students are highly familiar with how scientific research works: how it is funded, how it is independently evaluated and possible opportunities for technical transfer. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students possess knowledge and understanding attained through their own research and independent, significant contributions to the discipline. 2.2. Students have analysed and clearly presented original ideas and created new knowledge on the basis of extensive research that stands up to the criticism of academics in the relevant area of philosophy. 3. Practical competence and skills 3.1. Students possess the knowledge and understanding required to conduct scientific research with confidence and on their own initiative. 3.2. Students are able ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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