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  1. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctorate

    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: 180 to 300-credit programme for a doctorate (Ph.D programme) Definition Three to five-year theoretical and practical postgraduate programme (research-based postgraduate programme) in pharmacy at the University of Iceland Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The programme is 180-300 credits at higher education cycle 3, and fully accredited to confer the title of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research-based MS degree or comparable qualification (90 credits) – or a BS degree (150 credits), generally completed with a grade of 7.25 or above. The research project shall be 180 credits following an MS degree or 300 credits following a BS degree. In the case of study for a doctorate, specific faculty rules apply. Knowledge, competence and skills On completing the doctorate, a student should have met the following criteria, in addition to those already met at lower levels: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has attained an extensive and detailed understanding of the primary theories, basic principles, terminology and most recent knowledge in a selected field of pharmacy. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that acquired at lower levels of study. 1.2. The student possesses original and critical thinking skills regarding the research area and can present and develop academic ideas. 1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and responsibilities of researchers, including those pertaining to confidential ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Epidemiology, MS

    Upon successful completion of the MS degree students should meet the following criteria (in addition to those acquired during their undergraduate studies): Knowledge The student can explain basic concepts in Epidemiology. The student can explain basic research methods within Epidemiology. The student can describe and explain the basis and limitations of the methodology generally used in Epidemiology. The student understands the main information techniques and databases used in Epidemiology as well as within his/her filed of specialisation. The student can discuss and debate the methods, theory and factual basis of his/her research. The student can produce written reports on his/her research as well as surveys of other research conducted in the same field. Skills The student can construct, organise, develop and conduct a research in Epidemiology and understands the technical limits, regulations, ethics and laws of personal privacy that must be observed in such work. The student can assemble and develop methodology appropriate to Epidemiology so as to address and resolve the problems that might arise in a research within his/her filed of specialisation. The student masters the key research methods employed in Epidemiology. The student can collaborate and be an active team player in planning and executing a research. The student can employ the statistical methods relevant to his/her research. The student can produce written reports on his/her research as well as summarise other research conducted in the same field ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Applied Economics, MA

    In the beginning of the program, a student is expected to show independency in and be able to organize his work, fulfil the time limits set by the program, gain basic knowledge of economics and add to his knowledge by reading and doing course work. The program is aimed at a student gaining sound understanding and acquiring skills in applying economics. At the end of his studies, a student should be able show knowledge, skills and competence as follows: Knowledge includes the following: A student has understanding and knowledge of economics and related quantitative methods. A student has knowledge of and can apply the main tools of applied economics, including analysis of, working with and presenting data. A student can critically discuss various economic theories and apply them. A student can put forth consistent and independent arguments. A student understands the difference between various theoretical and quantitative approaches to doing economic analysis. Skills include the following: A student can use theoretical and applied methods to tackle and solve applied problems in economics. A student can obtain specialized information and data, apply them and draw appropriate conclusions in applied context. A student can organize and tackle applied problems and projects in economics. A student can solve applied problems and projects in economics. A student can present the results of his work in an independent, organized and critical manner. A student knows how to find, select and retrieve articles and information t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Civil and Environmental Engineering, BS

    Students who graduate with a BS degree in engineering: can apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems in their professional field can plan and carry out experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data and information in a critical manner can analyze and design systems, components , or processes to meet needs within realistic constraints including those based on  ethical, social, economic, health, safety, environmental, manufacturability and aesthetic values can operate in multidisciplinary teams and lead task groups can identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems or issues in a professional manner as an individual or as part of a group have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, sustainable development, and interaction of different cultures can communicate effectively in a logical manner understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context     have an understanding of the need to maintain and renew knowledge, skills and competence and have acquired practices for life-long learning have knowledge of contemporary issues can use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice can carry out a discerning information search have acquired independence, organized procedures, open-mindedness, creative and critical thinking Students who graduate with a BS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering: have acquired general knowledge within the field of civil and environm ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Philosophy Teaching, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have knowledge and understanding of selected methods, theories, periods and/or fields within general philosophy. 1.2. Students have insight into and understanding of the development and state of knowledge in philosophy teaching for children and teenagers. 1.3. Students are familiar with general pedagogy and have a good knowledge of the pedagogy of philosophy. 1.4. Students are familiar with official education policy and the national curriculum in Iceland and its unique features in comparison with neighbouring countries. 1.5. Students are familiar with teaching material in philosophy, teaching guidelines and other aids, their functions, attributes and the research into their use. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students are familiar with general pedagogy, have a good knowledge of the pedagogy of philosophy, and are able to consider different policies and trends and the development of the subject. 2.2. Students are familiar with key topics of debate based on the most recent information and research in the pedagogy of philosophy. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to prepare philosophy lesson plans for upper secondary schools, particularly with regards to procuring teaching material, selecting teaching methods, preparing assignments and determining assessment methods. 3.2. Students are familiar with and know how to use the main teaching aids and software available for philosophy teaching. 3.3. Students have had some experience of teaching and work practices in upp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Computational Engineering, MS

    Definition A two-year graduate study programme in computational engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science,  School  of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 ECTS and is a fully accredited MS degree. The study programme is composed of 60 ECTS in a research project and 60ECTS in courses.  The standard requirement is that students have completed a BS in computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics, but they must also have fullfilled  specific requirements in mathematics and computer science Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the study programme the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The knowledge of the student covers those diciplines that are required to carry the professional title of an engineer in Iceland.1.2. The student has understanding of recent knowledge within the fields of mathematics and computer science that is most applicable to the task of constructing computational models within some specific dicipline, e.g. physics, economics or biology.1.3. The student has mastered concepts and tasks within some specific dicipline, and has experience of cooperating with experts within such a field on the construction of computational models.1.4. The student has deeper understanding of the limitations of compuational models and possible consequences of these limitations. 2. Type of knowledge2.1 The student has ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Spanish, Diploma

    The learning objectives for the 60 credit diploma of Spanish are following: 1. Knowledge: at the end of the studies the student: 1.1. has a good vocabulary for most general and work-related situations 1.2. has a good command of the Spanish language. 1.3. has general knowledge of the cultures, histories, national life, literatures and arts of Spanish-speaking nations. 2. Skills 2.1. Students comprehend the main points in discussion in Spanish on a variety of topics relating to everyday life, culture, national life and history. 2.2. Students are able to write text in Spanish on familiar topics or interests. 2.3. Students are able to describe their experiences, views and opinions and are able to support and explain their claims and intentions in Spanish.  2.4. Students are able to resolve a variety of situations likely to arise in interaction with people in or from Spanish-speaking areas. 3. Competence 3.1. Students have developed the knowledge and skills to be able to undertake further study. 3.2. Students have enough competence in Spanish to use in work. 3.3. Students are able to cooperate with others on projects. 3.4. Students are able to do practical work under guidance.  ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Teaching in Primary Grades, M.Ed.

    At the end of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the programme Teaching in Primary Grades, M.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: 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 students in the school system. The role of the national curriculum and how it shapes teaching of individual subjects and work in schools 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 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 theoretical premises, key concepts, theories, and issues in the teaching primary school children. Fundamental ideas regarding all subjects taught in primary school and practices connected with education in all areas. Skills. At the end of the programme Teaching in Primary Grades, M.Ed., the student is expected to: Organise teaching of specific age groups or subjects and choose learning materials, tools, and equipment based on ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Innovation and Learning, MA

    Upon completion of the programme, the student is expected to: Knowledge have knowledge of main theories, concepts, research methods, and ethics in adult education and entrepreneurship and innovation education. have knowledge of main theories and concepts in sociology and philosophy of education, such as those on social equity, democracy, and social justice. know the main concepts relating to the specialisation and be able to apply them in a wide context of theoretical and ethical issues. be able to apply theories, concepts, and research methods in the relevant specialisation in research and professional debates be able to reflect, personally and professionally, on her or his perspectives, knowledge, and understanding. Skills be able to apply research skills and writing skills in order to analyse and interpret data. utilise theoretical knowledge and research findings in order to develop further research as well as practice in a broad field. be able to take own decisions in practical work and argue for them on the basis of theories of learning in the inclusive school. utilise own knowledge and understanding to approach new conditions and previously unknown tasks.  Competence be able to take the initiative for research and development in her or his own specialisation). be able to initiate research and development project in her or his own specialisation. be able to communicate complex theoretical issues and research findings in effective and various ways and participate in professional debates about different conc ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. History, BA

    Knowledge and understanding 1. Students have adopted a critical perspective on history and understand that the past affects the present. 2. Students have a clear overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and comprehensive knowledge of at least one period, particularly in Icelandic history. 3. Students have an understanding of different viewpoints and theories used in researching the past. 4. Students are acquainted with various historical research methods. 5. Students are familiar with historiography and the philosophy of history of past centuries and both qualitative and quantitative approaches to historical research. 6. Students are familiar with the fundamentals of thorough source analysis. Practical and theoretical skills 1. Students have developed independent working methods and mastered the use of historical narrative in both written and spoken language. 2. Students are organised and able to work independently on specific historical topics. 3. Students are able to make prudent use of guidance and comments on their work. 4. Students are able to set goals, and can devise and follow a work schedule. 5. Students have fully mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing. 6. Students are comfortable with primary sources and able to use them in their own investigations. 7. Students are able to direct their own research into a specific and stimulating topic for their BA thesis, ideally using primary sources. 8. Students are able to make use of statistical data. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland