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  1. Social Work, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctorate, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has gained an extensive and in-depth understanding of the main theories, basic ideas, concepts and most recent knowledge of a specific field within social work. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that acquired at the previous level.1.2 The student has adopted a creative and critical way of thinking in matters related to his/her research field and can put forth and develop academic ideas1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of social scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including when it comes to issues of confidentiality, property rights, ethics, and ownership of results and data.1.4 The student has taken initiative in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed the review and critique of scholars in the appropriate field.1.5 The student possesses knowledge and information gained through his/her own research and which counts as a valuable contribution to the academic field in question. 1.6 The student knows the systems used to finance research and assess it and has an understanding of the academic and business uses of research. 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
  2. Mathematics, Doctorate

    Definition The PhD degree in mathematics is a three-year course of studies at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. The course is at least 180 ECTS and on completion the student is entitled to the degree of philosophiae doctor. The main part of the course is a research project worth 180 ECTS under the direction of a supervisor. The student writes a thesis which testifies to a wide and thorough knowledge in a chosen field and contains new and important results. Type of knowledge Advanced knowledge, theoretical and practical, focusing in depth on the latest research advances in a specialised field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of his/her studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1 Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student has a deep and thorough knowledge in a chosen specialised area of mathematics that is the subject of active research. 1.2 The student understands the place of his/her specialised subject within the body of mathematical knowledge and knows its connections with other specialised areas. 2 Theoretical skills2.1 The student has full mastery over a chosen specialised area of mathematics.2.2 The student can initiate the creation of new mathematical knowledge as he/she has demonstrated such by presenting new and important results in his/her thesis.2.3 The student can conduct research independently in his/her specialised field.2.4 The student can solve demanding theoretical problems in his/her specialised field. 3 Pract ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Medical Life Sciences, 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 abi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Service Management, MS

    Upon completion of the programme students are expected to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competences:  Knowledge: of the basic principles of service management and key theories in the field of key research methods in the field of service management of the factors that influence service quality and of how to prioritize improvements of the influence of physical evidence and servicescape on successful service delivery of service processes and of how they can be organized of the influence of individuals on successful service delivery of the general working environment of organizations of a selected area of specialization within service management    Skills: in focusing on a service management issue that requires resolution and selecting the appropriate methods for solution in preparing and conducting research within the field and drawing the appropriate conclusions from the research findings in preparing and conducting service quality research and prioritizing improvement efforts based on the research findings in analysing and assessing the influence of different servicescapes and physical evidence in the service environment in analysing and reorganizing service processes from different viewpoints in defining the roles of employees, as well as customers, in successful service delivery and how to avoid mixing up consumers with different service needs Competences: to successfully manage diverse service units to participate in the professional management of service units to participate in t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Sport and Health Sciences, MS

    Knowledge This means that the student: Has extensive knowledge of the main theories related to health education in society. Has extensive knowledge of growth and maturation from infancy to old age. Has extensive knowledge of the effects of training and nutrition on health and physique of individuals. Has knowledge of the main concept and research methods and the related ethical issues in the discipline of sport and health science. Has knowledge of the main research findings in sports, exercise science and health science. Skills This means that the student: Can use theories and concepts to advice and guide in teaching and coaching. Can develop both short-term and long-term aims in health promotion and exercise for individuals and groups. Can organize teaching and coaching in upper secondary schools according to the current curricula. Can use methods based on research to improve capacities and abilities of various individuals and groups. Can use various methods based on research to promote positive attitudes toward daily physical activity to improve health and well-being. Can use accepted methods to collect, classify, and analyse data in the discipline of sport and health science. Can use critical thinking to solve problems within the field of sport and health sciences. Competence This means that the student: Is able to use research to improve and maintain health of individuals throughout the lifespan. Can use specific methods to assess and interpret data in the discipline of sport and health science. Can interpr ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Swedish, Diploma

    The objectives of the 60 ECTS diploma study programme in Swedish Studies are that students: – acquire basic knowledge of the Swedish society  – acquire a solid practical basic knowledge of the Swedish language and good skills in its usage – are able to use the language, both orally and in writing, to engage in communication in most everyday situations and selected occupational situations.    1. Knowledge: On graduation, students possess knowledge in the field of Swedish. This includes that students: 1.1 have acquired knowledge of theories and concepts related to culture, history and literature 1.2 are able to make a distinction between theoretical and practical solutions 1.3 understand the status of Swedish as a discipline   2. Skills: On graduation, students can use the Swedish language and apply methods and work procedures in the field of Swedish. This includes that students are able to: 2.1 tackle written and oral texts in most general and selected work-related areas, comprehending their direct and indirect meaning 2.2 write clear and well-structured texts on various general subjects and selected work-related subjects 2.3 easily understand spoken and written Swedish 2.4 communicate structurally and clearly 2.5 show originality in assignments. 2.6 use critical methods when doing assigments 3. Competences: On graduation, students can utilise their knowledge and skills in a profession or in further studies. This includes that students: 3.1 have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills in the language as wel ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Disability Studies, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctoral degree, the student shall have achieved the following benchmarks in addition to those achieved at the previous levels: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has acquired and extensive and in-depth understanding of the main theories, basic precepts, concepts, and most recent knowledge in the field of disability studies. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that obtained at previous levels.1.2 The student possesses extensive knowledge of research methodology.1.3 The student has adopted independent, innovative, and critical thinking and can put forth and develop academic ideas.1.4 The student has an understanding of the nature of social scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including when it comes to confidentiality,ethics, and ownership of results and data.1.5 The student has had an initiative in the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation through research submitted to the review and criticism of scholars in the appropriate field.1.6 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through his/her own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the academic field in question.1.7 The student is familiar with the systems used to finance and evaluate research and has an understanding of the practical uses of research in academia and the corporate environment.2. Practical Knowledge and Practices 2.1 The student can organize and implement independent research wh ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Greek, BA

    The aim of the BA course in Greek is for the student to: – gain knowledge of Ancient Greek, an insight into the history, culture, and society of the classical period, as well as an awareness of the unique position held by the Ancient Greek language and the classical heritige today; – be able to use his or her knowledge and linguistic competence to read classical sources in the original language; – have fostered independent initiative and good work ethics which will prepare him or her for further study in the field.   1                    Knowledge: Degree holders have acquired knowledge of Hellenic studies.   This entails that holders:   1.1              have acquired general understanding and insight into select theories and concepts relevant to language and culture, history and literature within the filed;   1.2              have a firm grasp of Ancient Greek grammar and syntax;   1.3              have knowledge and understanding of: (i) selections of Ancient Greek literature in the original language; (ii) the contents, context, and history of Ancient Greek literature; (iii) the influence and legacy of Ancient Greek literature; (iv) the basics of Ancient Greek history; (v) the main features of contemporary theoretical debate within the field.   1.4              can distinguish between theoretical and practical explanations in the field;   1.5              understand and know the place of the discipline in a wider context.     2          Skills: Degree holders can apply methods and approaches in classical phi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Practical Editorship and Theory of Publication, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student gains knowledge and understanding of the main tasks in editing academic publications.1.2. The student knows as many reference systems as possible and their varying functions.1.3. The student has the knowledge to edit academic texts in journals, books or in other publication media. 2. Type of knowledge:2.1. The student has gained his knowledge in editorship and publication theory both with participation in specialised courses and with his own assignment work. 3. Practical competence3.1. The student shall know the whole process of producing a work, from the first draft to publication.3.2. The student learns to advise on making changes and improvements to texts that are to be published.3.3. The student is competent to advise authors/translators of texts on the best methods to employ in order to achieve results. 3.4. The student can make proposals for changes and improvements to texts that are to be published in an academic context. 3.5. The student can take on project management in larger publishing projects, according to requirements and can monitor the quality of texts. 4. Theoretical skills4.1. The student can analyse texts for publication on the basis of academic requirements and of the demands that the form and format of the whole publication make on authors/translators 4.2. The student can make editorial decisions based on his academic knowledge. 5. Communication competence5.1. The student can work with others on editorial and publication projects and can comp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Psychology, BS

    On completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competences: Students must have acquired knowledge of: the main branches of psychology, such as physiological psychology, sensory psychology, cognitive science, psychometrics, social psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, the history and ideologies of psychology, behaviour analysis. the main theories and approaches in different areas of psychology. specialist topics within psychology and related subjects. the main research methods used in psychology. descriptive and analytic statistical methods and the main study designs and measurement methods in psychological research. the main points of research ethics. rules and criteria for the presentation of professional written work in psychology. publication conventions, quality criteria and the main forums for academic discourse in psychology. Skills Students shall have acquired the skills needed to: place a topic within psychology into a theoretical context and organise searches for relevant professional material, including in online databases. select realistic, professional information on topics within psychology, taking recognised psychological theories into account. select and develop appropriate, fair and reliable assessment methods and measurements within psychology. select and use appropriate statistical methods for common study designs. use appropriate software to analyse numerical research data and present it in a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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