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  1. Preschool Education, M.Ed.

    Knowledge and understanding On completion of the M.Ed. in preschool educational studies students shall possess knowledge and understanding of: international agreements on education and social education, e.g. the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration ideology, culture and educational role of preschools theories, concepts and methods in early childhood educational studies forming the foundation of preschool practices educational research and its uniqueness academic topics and matters of debate in the field of early childhood education a variety of methods of assessment of children’s learning and evaluation of school practices and related matters of debate teachers' ethical guidelines and their moral premises in the context of the teaching profession Skills On completion of the M.Ed. in preschool educational studies students shall possess the skills to: analyse, criticize and support the work of preschools from the point of view of objectives and theories organize and take responsibility for preschool practices that are constructed on democratic principles and preschool subject areas define and carry out assessment of children‘s learning and of preschool practices, support and make use of assessment results in the working environment participate in and demonstrate leadership in curriculum planning in the preschool environment, including curriculum development and innovation apply accepted educational studies research methods and carry out small-scale research gather in ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Development Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge At completion of the study the student can: Outline and give examples of key concepts and theories in development studies. Reproduce the history of development assistance and development studies. State and compare key development agencies and approaches in development collaboration. Describe key concepts and methods for preparation, implementation and monitoring of development projects. Recognize with examples the importance of stakeholders and integration of gender in the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of projects. Skills At completion of the study the student can: Critically discuss development issues and their social importance. List and evaluate opportunities to promote issues of importance in development studies. Prepare a project and propose monitoring and evaluation. Ability At completion of the study the student can: Participate in group work and give due respect and consideration in communication and diverse opinions. Collect scientific information and practically use websites and other information resources about development collaboration and development studies. Prepare a report about progress of projects, most important conclusions of an evaluation and propose ideas for improvement. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. French Studies, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have mastered the main general concepts in the area of language and culture, economic and national life and history.1.2. Students have a basic knowledge and understanding of French as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 1.3. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in everyday life or in their profession.1.4. Students possess the skills to make arguments to support their claims and practical solutions in the area of languages. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students have adopted the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2. Students have acquired basic knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of French-speaking nations. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to understand texts of different types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 3.2. Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes and in an occupational setting.3.3. Students are able to compose clear, detailed and well-structured texts on various issues. 3.4. Students have displayed their command of words and methods in presenting organised, coherent and easily understandable texts. 4. Theoretical skills4.1. Students are able to summarise information from a variety of sources, both written and oral, with the reconstruction of arguments and accounts in a coherent manner.4.2. Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study. 5. General learning ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Geology, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme of study at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school.  Preferable preparation is: Mathematics 21cr. (35 fein), science 30cr. (50 fein) of which 6cr. (10 fein) should be in physics, 6cr. (10 fein) in chemistry and 6cr. (10 fein) in geology. On completion of his/her studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: KnowledgeThe student has knowledge of the basic principles of mathematics, physics and chemistry relevant to geology.The student has knowledge of the various ideas and theories regarding Earth's origin, formation, morphology and history.The student has good knowledge of the key processes active on earth, and understands the interaction between processes and formation.The student has understanding of the appropriate scientific approaches and technical methods used in geology: observations in the field, experiments and modelling, as well as methods used in the analysis of data and in some experimental results. SkillsThe student is acquainted with the methodology and approximations used in geology: observations in the field, experiments and models, and how they are interlinked. The student has good understanding of data analysis.The student is able to set up and proceed with fiel ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Radiography, BS

    Knowledge ability and skillsAt the end of the three years of study the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge in the basic sciences, such as chemistry, anatomy, physiology, radiation physics, radiation protection, pathology, instrumentation and statistics.1.2. The student has knowledge in the purpose and theoretical background of the methodology and pathology in the main disciplines within radiograpic sciences, such as clinical radiography, nuclear medicine, computer tomography, angiography and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).1.3. The student knows and understands the structure and function of radiographic examinations.1.4. The student knows the ideology and methodology in quality management, risk assessment and in providing information.1.5. The student understands ethical values and professional behaviour. 1.6. The student knows the appropriate scientific approaches and technical methods used in the subject: observations, experiments and modelling, as well as methods used in the analysis of data and experimental results. 2. Practical skills and competence2.1. The student is able to design all radiograpic examinations efficiently and safely. 2.2. The student is able to explain the principles and limitations of a range of more advanced practical techniques. 2.3. The student is able to use appropriate software packages to analyse quantitative data and to present results appropriately with necessary statistical treatment. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. 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
  7. Educational Policy and Curriculum Studies, M.Ed.

    Upon graduation, the student will have comprehensive knowledge of education policy and curriculum studies, and will be capable of assuming leadership in this field. Knowledge and Understanding The student will: Have acquired knowledge and understanding of key concepts, theories, research methods and research in the field of education and curriculum development. Have acquired knowledge and understanding of research on curriculum development and its impact on work in schools. Be able to provide a reasoned assessment of theories and research in the field. Have acquired knowledge via research in the field. Be able to argue for their own solutions. Know and be aware of the ethical aspects of research and working with people in the field. Skills The student will: Be able to discuss and analyse educational policy and politics in light of chosen theories and ideologies. Be able to organise and carry out smaller research projects and to process data with methods based on theories from both science and methodology. Have mastered appropriate hardware, technology, and software. Be able to use common methods to find sources to keep track of innovations in their field of study and to communicate them to different groups. Be able to study the complex interactions between policy and curriculum and between international and local and national Icelandic institutions. Competences The student will: Have established themselves as a leader, initiator, or director in the field of their choice. Be able to make decisions on the basis o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship, MA

    a. Knowledge On graduating, students shall possess knowledge in the field of Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship. This means that students shall be able to: Make use of the most recent knowledge in their field. Apply their knowledge and understanding of specific periods and selected topics in the field of art history and related disciplines, i.e. cultural studies. Take a reasoned stance on academic and professional issues in their research. b. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures within the field of Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship. This means that students shall be able to: Analyse major topics and problems featuring internationally in exhibition studies. Make use of knowledge in their specialisation through participation in specialised courses, exhibitions, and based on their own research. c. Competences 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: Acquire, analyse, and evaluate scientific data. Write academic articles for publication in journals. Practice research independently and be well prepared to write texts, teach, and set up exhibitions alone or in collaboration with others. Place their own projects and research in a wider context, independently assess debates within the discipline, and compare their own conclusions with those made by other scholars. Independently conduct extensive and thorough research on a topic that is sig ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Global Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge Upon completing this study, the student can: Show knowledge and understanding of research and scholarly topics within global studies. Explain own solutions in certain areas of global studies. Put new knowledge and contemporary events in a global context. Know different research methods within global studies. Skills Upon completing their studies, the student can: Participate in discussion about global issues such as migration, multiculturalism, racism and environmental issues and put them into a global context. Understand and tackle complex issues in scholarly context and in work situations. Know how to collect data and analyse research results. Apply their knowledge in work and in interdisciplinary collaboration. Understand research and presentations of research results. Competences Upon completing the diploma, the student: Has developed necessary study skills and independence to continue in further studies. Can participate in team work and can show due respect and consideration in collaboration with others. Can make independent decisions and explain them. Can explain research results, ideas and problems for specialists and the general public. Can prepare a report about the progress of projects, the main conclusions of an evaluation and propose ideas for improvement. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Pharmacy, BS

    Pharmacy: 180-credit BS programme DefinitionThree-year theoretical and practical foundation programme in pharmacy at the University of Iceland Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The programme is 180 ECTS and fully accredited to confer the title of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. The admission requirement is an Icelandic matriculation examination from an academic programme at an upper secondary school. It is recommended that applicants have an Icelandic matriculation examination from a natural sciences programme, with specialisation in chemistry. It is also recommended that applicants have taken modules in mathematics, biology and physics. Applicants who have taken a different academic programme (e.g. social sciences or languages) are advised to take additional modules that provide comparable preparation in chemistry and mathematics, as well as physics and biology. Knowledge, competence and skillsOn completing the programme, a student should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, competence and skills: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student is familiar with the basic principles of chemistry, mathematics, physics, cell biology, microbiology and physiology as applicable to pharmaceutical sciences.1.2. The student is familiar with the various levels of structural organisation in organisms, from molecules to cells, tissue and organism.1.3. The student is familiar with the functional properties and structure of biomolecules.1.4. The student is familiar with the primary metabolic pathways by which biom ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland