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  1. Icelandic Literature, 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. Students have good knowledge of Icelandic medieval literature, later Icelandic literature and modern Icelandic literature, as well as an extensive and reliable knowledge of selected periods and/or areas of literature.1.3. Students have a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in the area or areas that their research covers. 1.4. Students have obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in their academic field.1.5. Students can use their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on problems in Icelandic literature.   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 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Philosophy, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a precise knowledge and clear understanding of at least one specialisation within philosophy. 1.2. Students have an overview of the different perspectives, methods and ideas used in research of the area or areas addressed in their own research. 1.3. Students have systematically acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge in their specialisations within the study of philosophy. 1.4. Students are able to apply their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on philosophical issues. 2. Type of knowledge 1.3. Students are familiar with the major subjects and problems featuring in international discourse on their specialisation. 1.4. Students have acquired knowledge of their specialisation both through participation in specialised courses, seminars or symposiums and through their own research. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to acquire, analyse and evaluate scientific data. 3.2. Students are able to write academic articles for publication in journals. 3.3. Students have developed independent research practices and are well prepared to write scholarly texts on philosophy, alone or in collaboration with others, to be published in an appropriate outlet. 3.4. Students are able to understand and tackle complex subject matter in an academic context. 4. Theoretical skills 4.1. Students are able to independently judge when different analytical methods and complex academic issues are applicable. 4.2. Students are ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Public Health Sciences, MPH

    Understanding, Ability, SkillsUpon successful completion of the MPH degree students should meet the following standards (in addition to those acquired during their undergraduate studies): 1. Knowledge and Understanding The student has acquired logical understanding of basic concepts and research methods used within public health sciences, and the ability to relate that understanding to his/her field of specialisation. The student can employ the theories of public health sciences within his/her field of specialisation. The student understands the main information- and databases used in public health sciences as well as within his/her filed of specialisation. The student can employ academic knowledge and understanding in professional practice within his/her field 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 researches conducted in the same field. 2. Practical Skills and Abilities The student can construct, organise, develop and conduct a research in public health sciences and understands the technical limits, regulations, ethics and laws of personal privacy that must be observed in such work. The student can schedule a research and write applications for grants and funding. The student can assemble and develop methodology appropriate to public health sciences (epidemiology and biostatistics) so as to address and resolve the problems that might arise in a resea ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. General Linguistics, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has a precise and clear understanding of selected subjects in the field of general linguistics, contemporary and/or historical, and of their relationship with other subjects such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, style and translation theory.1.2. The student is familiar with specialised fields in the above-mentioned areas and has experience of researching the history of the subjects in question.1.3. The student can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of a issue debated in the field and compare his conclusions with those of other academics. 1.4. Through writing his final thesis the student will have gained broad experience and experience of research and will have had a baptism of fire in working independently. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in linguistics in the international arena. 2.2. The student has gained knowledge in his chosen field in general linguistics, with participation in specialised courses, seminars, conferences and through his own research. 3. Applied skills and competence 3.1. The student can use his knowledge and skills to take on new and previously unknown problems in the field of linguistics.3.2. The student can take part in academic debate in on issues relating to linguistics.3.3. The student can present academic conclusions, equally to an audience of specialists and to the public.3.4. Th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Spanish, MA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has good knowledge and comprehension of one factor, his chosen field, of Spanish and linguistics, or history and literature of Spanish speaking nations, with a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in that field. 1.2.    A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in his field of choice.1.3.    The student can use his knowledge and understanding in his research and can take a reasoned stance on academic problems. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in the international arena. 2.2.    The student has gained his knowledge in his chosen field both with participation in specialised courses, symposia or seminars and his own research. 3.    Practical competence3.1.    The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.3.2.    The student can write academic article for publication in journals.3.3.    The student has developed the ability to work independently on research and is prepared to write academic texts on issues in his area of choice, alone or with others, for publication in the appropriate venue. 3.4.    The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    The master's student can independently evaluate when varying methods of analysis and complex academic issues are appropriate. 4. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Supervision in Social Work, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon finishing the diploma programme students will have knowledge of supervision in social work and be able to use skills and approaches used in supervision in a social work practice. This includes that students: Have knowledge of, understand and are able to discuss theories and perspectives of supervision in social work and use skills and strategies in their own practice contexts. Are able to apply their knowledge and understanding of supervision, skills and approaches in professional social work practice. Have knowledge of and are competent in applying a holistic approach and hold a dynamic vision on interrelationships between individuals, between institutions and between institutions involved in collaboration.  Are able to apply knowledge in engaging with complex situations and can justify the use of practice approaches based on research evidence and the knowledge derived from the development of social work approaches. Have developed and demonstrated the skills needed in organising and implementing supervision strategies, as well as skills in working independently in supervision of individuals, professional groups, directors and institutions involved in institutional collaboration. Are able to make independent decisions about projects which involve supervision and to justify their decisions. Have worked towards strengthening their professional identity and skills in participating in collaborative teamwork. Have worked towards promoting supervision as an approach in supporting professionals and directors, th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Civil Engineering, MS

    Definition A two-year graduate study programme in civil engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 credits composed of either 60 credits in courses and 60 credits in a research project or 90 credits in courses and 30 credits in a research project. The standard requirement is that students have completed a BS in civil and environmental engineering but graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements.Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the study programme the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student understands the newest knowledge in civil engineering. 1.2. The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in some selected specific field in civil engineering. 1.3. The student has skills in adopting new approaches in solving problems. 1.4. The student can distinguish between reality and simplified computational models, approximations and empirical relations. 1.5. The student can demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear. 1.6. The student knows his technical limits and knows when it is necessary to call a specialist. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student has extensive knowledge of some specific field within civil engineering, for instance in structu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Teaching Natural Sciences, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. On completion of the programme Teaching Natural Sciences, 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. 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 role of natural sciences in all levels of education. How to apply their own knowledge and methods in the natural sciences to build, develop, and solve issues in the natural sciences. How to integrate knowledge, apply complex subjects, and present a reasoned opinion. How to explain the basic concepts, principles, and theories of natural sciences that are taught in elementary schools and link them to the students’ way of life, technology, the structure of society, and the environment. Fundamental concepts and ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Medicine, Candidatus

    Knowledge, ability and skills.At the final examination the graduate should have gained the following: 1. Knowledge and understanding -Type of knowledge1.1 He has gained knowledge about the main facts of those basics sciences necessary for normal structure and function of cells, cell components, organs, organ system and of the human body as a whole (Anatomy, Cell biology, Genetics, Embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology).1.2 He has gained knowledge about the main facts of the basic sciences that underlie the function and structure of the body as well as an understanding about how a chemical reactions and physiological principles influence and govern the function of the body (Chemistry, Physics).1.3 He has gained knowledge and understanding of the research methods and investigative tools in the basics sciences that have been used to resolve basic questions and generate scientific progress to explain structure and function of the body.1.4 He has gained knowledge and understanding on how divergences or interruptions of this basic functions can lead to abnormalities and diseases and on the other hand in what way the basic knowledge can be used to restore normal function; medical management.1.5 He has gained knowledge and understanding of those changes and pathophysiology that lead to diseases and how different group of diseases (e. inflammation, tumours, infections, necrosis) emerges and stem from different types of irregularities in basic functions of the body. (Pathology, Immunology).1.6 He has ga ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Radiography, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of his studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills in addition to requirements of the BS level as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has increased the depth of his knowledge and understanding of certain aspects of radiographic science or disciplines that can be useful for employment. 2. Practical skills and competence2.1. The student is able to undertake a reasonably extensive research project under supervision and make use of appropriate research methods.2.2. The student is able to describe and explain the basis and limitations of the research equipment he has used for his project and is well versed in its use. 2.3. The student is able to document research data and results efficiently and communicate them in the form of a research report. 3. Cognitive skills 3.1. The student has acquired knowledge of the main theories, concepts and methods as may be relevant to his research project/advanced analyses.3.2. The student is able to use appropriate data-processing software and safety procedures. 4. Skills in communication and information management 4.1. The student is able to plan his work and organize her/his time, meet deadlines, write a CV, and identifies the options related to work and research. 4.2. The student is able to use information technology, including the use of databases, word processing, spreadsheets, statistical software, web page writing and can make use of web-ba ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland