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  1. Law, Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law, LL.M.

    Knowledge: Holders of an LL.M. degree in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law shall have acquired an extensive and deep knowledge of these legal specialities and of certain fundamental subjects of international law and European law.   This entails that holders: know the academic topics and issues addressed by the disciplines of natural resources law and international environmental law have acquired knowledge by participating in research projects either with instructors or other students, and through diverse teaching methods are able to present and provide reasoning to support independent legal conclusions based on established legal methods have the knowledge and ability to integrate the latest knowledge into the areas of natural resources law and international environmental law possess knowledge of the established methods of legal research have a solid knowledge of the ethics of scholarship   Skills: Holders of an LL.M. degree in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law have acquired the skills to apply established legal methods within these areas of law professionally and/or in academia.   This entails that holders: have adopted and have a good command of established legal methods, and are able to gather, analyse and critically assess sources of law, research conducted by others and doctrines concerning the area of natural resources law and international environmental law, including information available in foreign databases are able to use their knowledge in new and unfam ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Education Studies, MA

    On completion of the programme students should fulifill the following criteria: Knowledge and understanding Have knowledge of the main theories, research methods, concepts and codes of ethics related to the field of education studies, as well as an understanding of the research policies that shape research in these fields Have deepened their knowledge of theories about education, inclusion and exclusion, and respect for individuals and human diversity Have a solid understanding of important concepts in the study of ethics (such as autonomy, human dignity, trust, care, human rights, justice and exclusion) and how they have been defined and understood in western ethics, and how they are applied in real circumstances Are familiar with the main theories of sociology and the philosophy of education, including theories about social inequality, democracy and social justice Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods, and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics in contemporary education debate Be familiar with national and global commitments related to schooling, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Salamanca Statement, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and so on Bolster an understanding of oneself as a person and professional, who is constantly learning and assessing his or her own perspective, knowledge, and understanding Skills Have adopted work met ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Preschool and Compulsory School Education, Postgraduate Diploma

    On completion of the programme, students: Knowledge Have deepened their knowledge of education, and of some of the primary theories in sociology and the philosophy of education. Have good knowledge in the demarcated field of education and teaching studies. Are familiar with the most recent theories and research outcomes in the field, and are able to use them in work and in theoretical discourse. Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics in contemporary educational debate. Skills Have adopted work methods which are accepted in the respective field of work and study. Can introduce projects in their specialised field coherently to a large group. Can communicate complex theoretical subjects and research outcomes clearly, using a variety of methods. Can present and support opinions on work-related issues by integrating knowledge in the field. Can take an active part in professional discourse relating to different concepts, definitions and theories used in the discussion of education and schooling in contemporary society. Competences Are able to use theoretical knowledge and research outcomes when organising teaching and learning. Have knowledge and skills to show originality in the development of ideas in work and in their field of study. Are able to take independent decisions in their work and are able to reason and substantiate them on the basis of theories relating to teaching and learnin ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Environmental Engineering, MS

    Definition Two year graduate study programme in environmental engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 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 environmental 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 environmental engineering, for instance in hy ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Information Science, MIS

    At the conclusion of the masters program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study:   Knowledge Discuss key theories, models, definitions and methods in information science. Use their knowledge and understanding to deal with theoretical assignments in information science. Argue for professional solutions in the field of information science. Discuss the main strengths and weaknesses of different methods in the field of information science. Discuss development and innovation in information science. Through research broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of specialized field within information science.    Skills Take professional decisions based on the existing knowledge in information science and critical assessment of subjects and circumstances. Use expertise in organizing, searching, evaluating, analysing, and sharing information in any form. Discuss different information systems within information science, is able to use them and manage their implementation within organizations. Have developed work methods that are accepted within the field of information science. Connect knowledge and understanding of information science to develop new projects in an interdisciplinary context. Deal independently with complex subjects in the field of information science.   Competence Define research topics and research questions independently and professionally. Initiate research and development projects in their field of expertise, can manage proje ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Journalism and Mass Communication, MA

    Upon completion of the masetr´s program the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This means that the student is able to: 1. Knowledge describe and explain main theories and concepts in media studies. recognise main methods used in media research, their theoretical basis and methodological procedures, and choice of methods according to different research questions. have an overview of the history and development of the Icelandic media system. explain the social and legal status of the Icelandic media, it´s role and influence. identify methods and modus operandi of journalists. understand the ethical demands placed on the media in regards to fairness, accuracy and respect. develop a critical viewpoint and knows how to critically assess the quality of sources. acquire knowledge of the characteristics and methods of different types of media, their advantages and disadvantages. 2. Skills use his/her knowledge and understanding in the daily work as journalist. evaluate newsworthiness. take interviews and process them professionally and critically. independently evaluate sources. apply his/her understanding of the characteristics of different kinds of media and prepare content accordingly. write clearly and present content clearly and intelligibly. perform his/her work adequately and in an organized manner. S/he can meet deadlines and complete projects fast and securely when need be. 3. Competence independently and professionally define a journalistic subject, initiate a s ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Practical Archaeology, Postgraduate Diploma

    On completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Archaeology, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, competence and skills: Students have expanded their knowledge of different methods and techniques in archaeological survey, excavation and post-excavation analysis and are able to apply this knowledge in field research. Students are able to place the findings of archaeological field research in a scientific context and communicate them to a scientific and lay audience. Students are familiar with the relationship between archaeological field research and heritage management. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Global Studies, MA

    Knowledge At graduation, the student will have acquired knowledge within global studies that makes it possible that the student can: Explain and clarify key concepts and theories in the field of global studies and migration. Outline and give examples on main theoretical approaches in the field of global studies. Explain and use key methods for research in global studies. The student has extensive knowledge and clear understanding of a certain field within global studies and mobility studies. Skills At graduation the student can use methods and procedures within global studies, allowing him or her to: Work independently and demonstrate scientific competence in global studies in written and verbal form. Can shape research projects and work on them independently. Can participate in teams working on interdisciplinary problems. Can critically discuss analyze research results. Can give advice on policies in relation to multiculturalism, racism, religious diversity and ethnicity. Participate in scholarly and general societal discussion about global issues, such as mobility, multiculturalism or environmental issues. Ability At graduation, the students can apply their knowledge and and skills in their work or further studies, which involves that the student: Can write and summarize a scientific text in specific areas of globalization studies, and compose main results in a critical way and reach conclusion on contested issues. Can initiate and organize research projects in the field of global studies, use accepted method ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. History of Ideas and Science, MA

    a. Knowledge On graduating students shall possess knowledge of the history of ideas and science. This means that students shall: be familiar with academic subject matter and perspectives have acquired knowledge through research be able to present reasoned arguments for their own solutions be able to contextualise the most recent knowledge be familiar with research methods have knowledge of scientific ethics b. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures within the history of ideas and science. This means that students shall: have learnt appropriate working methods have the ability to analyse and communicate information be able to understand and tackle complex subject matter in a professional context be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in professional work be able to acquire, analyse and evaluate scientific data demonstrate originality in the development and application of ideas be able to apply their knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills to new and unfamiliar situations or in an interdisciplinary context be able to develop and contextualise a project using methodology and theories from the history of ideas and science have the ability to consolidate knowledge, engage with complex subject matter and present their opinions based on available information be able to effectively apply research methods and conduct smaller research projects be literate in research and research results c. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply their kn ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Teaching Information Technology, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. On completion of the programme Teaching Information Technology, 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. 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. The possibilities that information technology offers in teaching the natural sciences and ways to organise teaching t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland