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  1. Icelandic as a second language, BA

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has acquired a sound knowledge of the Icelandic language system and the various registers in Icelandic1.2. The student has acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of the main grammatical concepts and is able to apply them in an analysis of Icelandic1.3. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic literary history from its inception until the present and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the main literary genres1.4. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic history and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the development of Icelandic society from the settlement until the present 2. Skills2.1. The student is able to apply effectively the different methods and theories used in Icelandic language and literary research2.2. The student is able to understand without difficulty discussions in Icelandic on a wide variety of topics, comprehending their direct as well as indirect meaning and nuances2.3. The student is able to express her- or himself in Icelandic with clarity and in a nuanced manner on a wide variety of topics2.4. The student is able to read and understand without difficulty long, challenging and complex texts in Icelandic and comprehends any allusions and nuances2.5. The student is able to write reasonably flawless texts in Icelandic about everyday topics as well as academic matter2.6. The student is able to give a clear, analytical account of literary or linguistic topics in Icelandic and convincingly argue her/his main conclu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Physics, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies in physics at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS degree in physics or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 or higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 or 90 ECTS units. The MS degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of physics. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of physics. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of the masters degree 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 broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within physics and has acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used. 1.2. The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of physics in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.4. The student has acquired the ability ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Social Science Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Social Science Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of social sciences. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. The concepts, theories, models, and research on curriculum development, assessments, and school evaluations. The scope and subject of social sciences on the material world, existence, and ideas of humans at the present and in the past. The dynamics of society and the flow of culture and ideas. How the social sciences are divided into subjects and have insight into a few of them. Technological solutions connected with teaching, particularly the handling of texts and numbers and multimedia and communication technologies. The basic concepts and ideas about methodology for educational and human development ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Arts Education, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. On completion of the programme Arts Education, M.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: The history and development of arts and vocations in children’s education in Iceland. The role of arts and vocational education at all levels of schooling. Ways to enhance all types arts and vocational skills at all levels of schooling. The characteristics of different types of arts and vocations and how to use these to enhance understanding and skills in many educational fields. The role of the national curriculum in teaching individual subjects and in school as a whole. The philosophical, historical, social and psychological premises behind different policies of curriculum and assessment. Diverse learning and teaching methods and their theoretical grounds. The theoretical underpinnings of arts and vocational education and the main theories and issues in the field. The role and characteristics of information and communication technology in the school. Methods of educational research and processes and the use of research findings. Fundamental issues in professionalism in the teaching profession and ethical rules and boundaries. The status of the Icelandic school system in regards to international agreements connected to education and human development, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration. Legislation and regulations relating to schooling and the rights and obligations of employees and s ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Child Protection, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the certificate program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has acquired specialized knowledge and skill in the field of child protection.1.2 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a particular field within child protection.1.3 The student has acquired a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of child protection in the field in question.1.4 The student is familiar with the main academic work and theories useful in his/her area of concentration.1.5 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field.1.6 The student has acquired the skills to present a written survey of research related to child protection. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can apply theoretical and practical knowledge in the particular area of concentration.2.2 The student can meet the needs of clients in child protection.2.3 The student can describe and explain the basis and limitations of the main methods used in child protection.2.4 The student can work in a cross-disciplinary team and work towards the mainstreaming of social and child protection.2.5 The student can write a research proposal and grant application.2.6 The student can compile and develop appropriate methods in child protection in order to answer research questions in his/her area of concentration 2.7 The student has mastere ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Marketing and International Business, MS

    After completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as outlined below:  Students’ knowledge comprises the following: The student possesses comprehensive knowledge in the field of marketing and international business and is familiar with the theories, processes and methods relating to those academic disciplines. The student is familiar with the operational environment of companies and its impact on market activities. The student perceives the difference between various problem solving approaches within those academic disciplines. The student has good understanding of consumers’ purchasing behaviour and what influences it. The student is familiar with how to use the Internet in marketing and how to integrate it with other marketing methods. The student is familiar with ethical controversies. The student is familiar with the main research methods. Students’ skills comprise the following: The student is able to define a problem and select the appropriate approach to achieve its solution. The student is able to critically discuss the main theories in the field of marketing and international business. The student is able to find, assess, and collect scholarly literature and information by using appropriate sources, and to draw the appropriate conclusions in relation to managing marketing and international business. The student is able to design and conduct both theoretical and applied research and present results in an appropriate manner. The student is able to pre ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Nordic Studies, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has precise knowledge of one subject within his chosen field, i.e. in communications in Nordic languages, Nordic society or Nordic literature. He also has a broad perception of the diverse theories, methods and views that drive research in his academic field. 1.2. The master's student has systematically gained an understanding of the newest knowledge and research in his field of academic expertise. 1.3. The student can use his skills in the language, knowledge and understanding in the implementation of his research and can take a reasoned stance on academic issues.   2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field and in a wider context, e.g. in Nordic countries/Scandinavia or in the international arena. 2.2. The master's student has gained knowledge in his chosen field, with participation in specialised courses, seminars, conferences and through his own research.   3. Practical competence 3.1. The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data. 3.2. The student has developed the ability to work independently on research and is prepared to write academic texts on issues in his chosen field, alone or with others, for publication in the appropriate manner. 3.3. The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context. 3.4. The master's student can make use of his knowledge and competence for leisure or work, where specialised know ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Nursing, MS

    120-credit program leading to master's degree (M.S.), special emphasis research training Knowledge and SkillsBy end of the master's program the student demonstrates the following learning outcomes in addition to those completed at the bachelor level: 1 Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student is able to critically analyze and articulate theories of nursing with a focus on the development of nursing as a practice discipline and major trends in knowledge development in contemporary nursing.1.2 The student demonstrates knowledge and understanding of various research methods in nursing.1.3 The student is able to develop research plans and execute research in a designated field in collaboration with scientists in the field.1.4 The student demonstrates profound and specialized knowledge and understanding of the methods that nursing employs to facilitate health and well-being, encourage growth and development and to care for sick individuals and their families in a designated field. 2 Type of Knowledge2.1 The student has considerable knowledge of research methodology that has been developed within nursing and related scientific fields.2.2 The student is capable of drawing upon an extensive knowledge base in humanities, psychology, sociology, life -, natural -, and health sciences, upon which nursing draws, in addition to a knowledge base in a designated field of nursing. 2.3 The student is able to articulate and reflect on his or her working experience in a designated field. 3 Practical Skills3.1 The student is cons ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Engineering Physics, BS

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has acquired general understanding and insight into main   theories and concepts.1.2. The student is aware of the latest knowledge in the relevant field.1.3. The student can apply the basic elements of information technology. 2. Skills2.1. The student can use the relevant equipment, technology and software. 2.2. The student can apply critical analytic methods.2.3. The student can rationalize her/his decisions.2.4. The student can evaluate critically the methods applied.2.5. The student recognizes when further data is needed and has the ability to retrieve it, assess its reliability and apply it in an appropriate manner.2.6. The student can use reliable data and information resources in the relevant scientific field.2.7. The student has acquired an open-minded and innovative way of thinking. 3. Competences3.1 The student as developed the competences and independence needed for further studies within the field.3.2 The student can work in an independent and organized manner, set goals for her/his work, devise and follow a work schedule.3.3. The student can participate actively in work groups and lead such groups.3.4. The student is capable of interpreting and presenting scientific issues and research findings. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Engineering Technology, BS

    Knowledge: Appropriate mathematic, physics, chemistry and biology background to be able to apply technical calculation methods and solve common problems in industrial engineering. Principles of IT and Communications (ITC) appropriate to industrial engineering. Appropriate knowledge of electrical circuits and software engineering used in industrial engineering. Appropriate knowledge of signal processing and control theories used in industrial engineering. Appropriate knowledge of static and dynamic systems used in industrial engineering. Principles and methods of design used in manufacturing, operation, design, maintenance, technical services and supervision of chemical and biological industrial processes. Chemical and materials health and safety rules and regulations when working in a laboratory setting. Have a clear understanding of chemical mechanisms and processes in relation to this field. Have a clear understanding of biological systems and processes in relation to this field. Insight of world energy sources and different power generation technologies. Skills: Flexible and autonomous engineering graduates are equipped to adopt key roles in the industrial engineering industry as well as in a wide range of employment in commerce, research, teaching and civil service. Have a superior level of understanding of energy concepts together with a high level of professional, practical and transferable skills and will be able to apply these to solving a wide range of industrial engineering problems. Be able to make a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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