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  1. Icelandic Studies, MA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students have good knowledge and comprehension of the main methods and theories applied in literature research, and a thorough and reliable knowledge and clear comprehension of selected methods and theories.1.2. The student has general knowledge and comprehension of either contemporary or historical linguistics. 1.3. The student has good knowledge of selected periods and/or areas of Icelandic language and Icelandic literature.1.4. The student has a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in the area or areas that his research covers. 1.5. A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in his academic field.   2. Skills2.1. Students can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.2.2. Students can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.2.3. Students understand and can deal with complex matters in an academic context.2.4. Students can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of issues debated in the field and compare their conclusions with those of other academics.2.5. Students show in their master's thesis that he can perform large-scale and quality research in an independent manner on matters that are important for progress in academic discourse.   3. Competence3.1. Students can initiate projects in their academic field, administer them and be responsible for the work of individuals or groups.3.2. Students can ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Political Science, MA

    Knowledge, Ability, and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's program, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a selected area within Political Science.1.2 The student shall have acquired a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge and research methods in Political Science.1.3 The student has acquired a deeper knowledge of a selected area within political science.1.4 The student is familiar with the main research methods in his/her area of concentration.1.5 The student is familiar with the presumptions and concepts of social scientific methodology.1.6 The student is familiar with different research methods within Political Science.1.7 The student has acquired a broader overview of his/her area of expertise. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can organize and implement studies in a recognized manner. 2.2 The student can prepare a research proposal or grant application.2.3 The student can apply the appropriate research methods to answer questions in his/her area of concentration.2.4 The student can describe and explain the presumptions, strengths and limitations of the main methods used in Political Science.2.5 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation of studies in Political Science.2.6 The student can apply the appropriate data analysis in research. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Political Science, BA

    Upon completion of the program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student:  1. Knowledge: Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of political science theories Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of comparative and international politics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories of the state, political institutions and organization, as well as the operations of interest groups and NGOs Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of democratic participation, elections and electoral systems, and political behavior Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of power, democracy and diversity Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methodology of political science and statistics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of decision making and the main theories of public policy 2. Skills: Is able to define issues addressed by society and politics academically and critically Has the ability and skills to apply concepts, theoretical explanatory models and social science methods in research Is able to critically search for, collect, analyze, assess and refer to research findings Demonstrates skills in searching, collecting, and using data from large databases, information sources and media, and to utilize said data with professional reflection Demonstrates skills in sorting, linking, transferring lessons, and placing information and concepts in context, justify their decision orally and in writing Can apply th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Tourism Studies, MS

    Definition Two year theory and research oriented graduate programme in Tourism at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. It provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree magister scientiarum, MS. Entrance requirements are BS degree in tourism studies or comparative degrees (BS or BA) with minimal grade of 6,5. The scope of research oriented project is 60 ECTS units. An MS degree provides access to doctoral education at level 3. Knowledge, skills and competence Upon completion of the MS programme, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened the previous knowledge base and gained an in-depth insight into a chosen specialised topic within the field of tourism studies.1.2. The student has obtained an in-depth knowledge of the applicability and/or theoretical values within a specialised field of tourism studies.1.3. The student has a profound understanding of main methodologies and approaches that are used within the chosen specialised field.1.4. The student can turn knowledge and understanding gained into applied use in a disciplinary work within the field of tourism1.5. The student has gained competence in discussing and debating own work.1.6. The student has gained competence in articulating and explaining own research activities and findings at an academic forum, in written text as well as orally. 2. Practical ability and skills2.1. The student can design, plan ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Midwifery with Professional Recognition, MS

    Knowledge and SkillsWith a MS in Midwifery with Professional Recognition the student expands on knowledge, skills, and ability in the field of midwifery and health promotion regarding pregnancy, birth and post-partum. 1 Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding in the field of midwifery and women´s health, based on the most up-to-date information and research. 1.2 The student has gained clinical knowledge and skills to provide midwifery care based on a individual needs. 1.3 The student has a considerable knowledge concerning concepts and theoretical methods in midwifery which he can use in clinical practice and when conducting research. 2 Skills2.1 The student can practice independently and provide evidence based midwifery care. 2.2 The student can justify clinical decision making and evaluation of midwifery intervention with a theoretical and ethical argumentation. 2.3 The student can gather information, explore and use in evidence based practice and research in midwifery. 3 Competence 3.1 The student has competence to develop, organize and/or lead midwifery intervention in an interdisciplinary work among health care professionals. 3.2 The student can share midwifery knowledge within the community and participate in developing health care in the area of midwifery and women´s health.   3.3 The student has competence in maintaining and expanding knowledge to undertake further education. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Applied Statistics, MAS

    The MAS degree, Master of Applied Statistics, is an interdisciplinary study at the University of Iceland. The study is 90 ECTS and on completion the student is entitled to the MAS degree. Students take 60 ECTS in courses and a 30 ECTS project. The goal of the MAS study is for the student to know and understand the basic concepts of modern statistics and be able to apply these to projects in other fields.  1.     Knowledge: Students who graduate with an MAS degree have extensive knowlede and  understanding of applied statistics, as used in various fields. This involves: 1.1. The student knows the aspect of statistics which form a basis for modern statistics: experimental design, data collection and storage, simulation, generalized linear models and survival analysis. 1.2. The student knows selected aspects of an associated field (if applicable), which combine to make a basis for continuing in that field. 1.3. The student has knowledge and understanding of the uses of statistics through solving and studying applied projects and with modeling in scientific applications.  1.4. The student has basic knowledge of using computers, including programming, at least in R.   1.5. The student knows selected statistical topics which are more extensive than those listed in item 1.1. 2.     Skills: Students who graduate with an MAS degree can use statistical methods in a logical manner to solve applied projects using existing software and using their own programming.  This involves: 2.1. The student can apply statistics in a l ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Social Education, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the end of the study the following criteria should be fullfilled: Knowledge - Possess knowledge and understanding of terms, ethical codes and research policies that shape the field of services to disabled people in all spheres of life. - Possess knowledge of the latest theories of social education and disability studies and be able to utilize them in practice and theoretical discussion. - Can provide arguments for their own solutions. - Be able to address the urgent ethical issues in the lifes of people with disability. - Possess knowledge of ethics of science. Skills - Be able to express and reason opinions on issues related to the workfield by integrating latest theoretical knowledge. - Have adopted and developed latest practices that are recognized in the profession. - Be able to perform policies at work and sustain them on the basis of latest theories in the field. Competence - Have acquired learning skills to undertake further training where autonomy and critical thinking is required. - Can communicate scientific information, challenges and findings to scholars as well as to general audience. - Can make decisions in an independent, professional manner and support them. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Teaching Studies for Higher Education, Postgraduate Diploma

    On completion of the programme participants should be able to: Apply their theoretical knowledge of learning, teaching and assessment at the higher education level Plan and design teaching from a student-centered perspective and based on current institutional policy on teaching and learning Approach their teaching in a professional manner Apply their professional knowledge in educational research and development Participate in professional dialogue on teaching and learning in higher education ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. German for Practical Purposes, Minor

    The objectives of the 60 ECTS minor in German for Practical Purposes are that students: –     acquire a solid practical basic knowledge of the German language and good skills in its usage –     acquire basic knowledge of the societies of the German-speaking countries   –     acquire basic cultural literacy for communication with people from the German-speaking countries –     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 German. This includes that students: 1.1       have acquired a solid vocabulary for most everyday situations and selected occupational situations 1.2       have acquired solid knowledge of the structures of the German language 1.3       have gained insight into selected concepts and theories regarding language, communication and societal life within the field of studies.   2          Skills: On graduation, students can use the German language and apply methods and work procedures in the field of German for practical purposes. 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       express themselves orally without impediment and with good pronunciation and to ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. General Linguistics, BA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1     Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals of general linguistics.1.1.    Students have a basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in linguistics.1.2.    Students have a general perspective over the history of the Icelandic language, with emphasis on Old Norse.1.3.    Students have a general perspective over Modern Icelandic, Old Norse and the history of Icelandic.1.4.    Students have tackled further aspects of linguistics, such as languages belonging to other language families, comparative Indo-European linguistics and the development of linguistics as a discipline from a historical perspective. 2.    Practical skills2.1.    Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2.    Students are able to work independently and in an organised manner on specific subjects within the field of linguistics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance linguistic analysis.2.4.    Students are able to set objectives, prepare a project schedule and follow it when writing a scholarly paper.2.5.    Students are able to engage in linguistic analysis on their own. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of critical research and are able to draw on sources in their own analysis.3.2.    Students have a good understanding of scholarly texts and are able to use them in their work. 3.3.    Students are able to use linguistic concepts ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland