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The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a translation tool that helps communication and comparison between qualifications systems in Europe. Its eight common European reference levels are described in terms of learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and competences. This allows any national qualifications systems, national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) and qualifications in Europe to relate to the EQF levels. Learners, graduates, providers and employers can use these levels to understand and compare qualifications awarded in different countries and by different education and training systems.

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  1. Dentistry, Doctorate

    Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level:6.    Knowledge and understanding6.1.    The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of dental and oral biological sciences. He has deepened considerably his knowledge from that acquired at the previous levels.6.2.    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.  6.3.    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.6.4.    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.6.5.    The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through individual research which is considered an important contribution to the relevant field of research.   6.6.    The student has a 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. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Midwifery, Doctorate

    On completing the doctorate, a student shall have met the following criteria, in addition to those already met at the Master’s level: Knowledge: On graduating, students shall possess specialist knowledge within the field of midwifery. This means that students shall: have attained an extensive and detailed understanding of the primary theories, basic principles, terminology and most recent knowledge in a selected field of midwifery have taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through their own research, which stands up to the scrutiny and criticism of academics in the relevant field have contributed important innovations in the form of new knowledge or interpretation of existing knowledge demonstrate knowledge of ethics in science and have taken a considered position on their own research and the research of others, based on their own sense of morality. Competence: On graduating, students shall be able to apply specialised methods and procedures within a specialist field of midwifery. This means that students shall: be able to organise and implement extensive research which expands and/or redefines current methodology in the field be able to explore, develop and apply systematic methods for acquiring and analysing information in order to tackle new problems and challenges within midwifery have a ready knowledge of basic skills, methods and sources related to midwifery be able to specify specialised software for improving working methods be able to critically evaluate numerical and gr ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Physics, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four-year theoretical or experimental research-based postgraduate programme of studies in physics at the Faculty of Physical Science, University of Iceland. The programme provides 180-240 ECTS and qualifies for the degree of philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS-degree. The scope of the research project shall be 180 ECTS. 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 physics. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in his/her area of research and is able to put forward and develop conceptual ideas within physics.1.3. The student possesses an understanding of the natu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. French 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 standards1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.2. Types of knowledge2.1. 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 substanti ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Health Science, Doctorate

    Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of doctoral studies 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 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 a 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. Practical ability ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Statistics, Doctorate

    Knowledge: On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical foundations of statistics. Contribute new knowledge to statistics, by extending statistical methods or theories. Discuss recent research in applied and theoretical statistics. Skills: On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: Plan and apply statistical methods and theory to develop and solve complex problems. Use computer software and computer programming to solve applied and theoretical statistical projects. Competences: On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: Use statistical reasoning at a level including the development of new statistical methods, and explain these to scholars and a general audience. Derive and communicate to scholars the theoretical foundations of new statistical methods. Demonstrate independent, broad-minded and critical thinking, and innovative approaches in solving problems. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Geophysics, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year theoretical or experimental research-based postgraduate programme of studies in geophysics at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides at least 180 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.  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 geophysics. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2.  The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in his/her area of research and is able to put fo ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. German, 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 standards1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.2. Types of knowledge2.1. 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 t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Second Language 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 standards1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.2. Types of knowledge2.1. 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 b ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Gender Studies, 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 gender studies. 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 a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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