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  1. Preschool Teacher Education, M.Ed.

    Knowledge Are familiar with research and research methods in the field of preschool education Have knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and methods of the academic disciplines that form the basis of preschool education studies, and how they should be applied in the field Have gained a deep understanding of the ideology, culture, and educational role of preschool Are thoroughly familiar with theoretical topics and issues Know the code of ethics and professional conventions of preschool teaching  Skills Can define and carry out research on preschool work and make practical use of findings in work Can coordinate preschool education activities founded on democratic principles Can participate in development work, and can lead such initiatives Can organise preschool education based on the educational fields of the preschool Can communicate in written and spoken language, in their native language and at least one second language, and can participate in dialogue regarding professional matters Can organise meetings, educational activities, and professional communications with parents, colleagues, and other relevant parties Abilities Can initiate projects, run them and be responsible for their activities, for differing individuals and groups in preschool Can take independent decisions about the work and can substantiate them both professionally and academically Have the knowledge and skills to identify and respond to any sort of inequity on the basis of social and cultural diversity, such as gender, origin, ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Physical Therapy, MS

    Knowledge Degree holders possess knowledge of a defined area of the Physical Therapy profession This entails that holders: possess knowledge of academic subjects and the science behind Physical Therapy possess in depth knowledge of clinical reasoning and the treatment process in Physical Therapy (examination, assessment, diagnosis, prospects and reevaluation) possess in depth knowledge of the main methods used in diagnosis and treatment in the field of Physical Therapy can provide arguments for their own findings and place the latest knowledge in context within the field of Physical therapy are familiar with scientific methodology and the research methods used within the field of Physical Therapy as well as having acquired knowledge through research possess knowledge of science ethics Skills Degree holders can apply methods and procedures of a defined area of the Physical Therapy profession This entails that holders: have adopted professionalism and relevant methods and procedures in accordance with the treatment process in Physical Therapy (examination, assessment, diagnosis, prospects and reevaluation) can apply the newest knowledge and understanding in their professional work as a Physical Therapist respect their professional boundaries and are capable of assessing when a patient should be referred elsewhere possess skills in communication and decision making that enables them to act with integrity on equal basis to insure interdisciplinary teamwork and continuous users targeted services   can work with pe ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. European Languages, History and Culture, MA

    Knowledge Upon graduation degree holders possess knowledge of the field. This entails that holders:   have acquired good knowledge of selected languages and the cultural practices belonging to those languages. have gained comprehensive knowledge and understanding of European contemporary history, culture and the history of ideas and thought.  are aware of continental differences, scientific ethics and divergent methods and ideas relevant to his/her field of study. have understood the different methods available to sustain acquired comprehension and knowledge, and are capable of attaining further knowledge in his/her field of research.  Skills Upon graduation degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field. This entails that holders:  can see their own research topic on a broader scale, are able to independently evaluate contradictory points of view in his/her field, and compared own results to the findings of other researchers. can apply his/her knowledge and understanding to own research and evaluate the significance of different methodology within the field. demonstrate originality when developing research projects, mainstreaming knowledge and seeking solutions for complicated research tasks. can use the relevant equipment, technology and software applicable for the study of European languages, history and culture.  Competences Upon graduation degree holder can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that holders:  have deve ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. German, MA

    The objectives of the MA study programme in German (120 ECTS) are that students: –     possess specialised knowledge in the field of German –     are able to use the language in order to impart their knowledge in general as well as academic settings –     possess knowledge of and are able to discuss academic topics and viewpoints –     are able to use the most recent knowledge in selected areas in a concrete context.   1          Knowledge: On completion of their studies, students should 1.1    possess a very good knowlege and a clear understanding of certain areas within the field of studies and be able to place it in an academic context 1.2    possess knowledge of the research methods in certain areas within the field of studies.    2          Skills: On completion of their studies, students are able to use the German language in an effective way and apply the methods and working procedures of certain areas within the field of studies. This includes that students are able to 2.1    apply their knowledge of the German language to use it in writing and orally in all general situations as well as for selected specific purposes 2.2    apply recognised academic working methods 2.3    apply their knowledge and understanding to research and take a reasoned stance on academic problems 2.4    gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data and material 2.5    demonstrate independent thinking  in the development und utilisation of ideas 2.6    apply autonomous working methods in research 2.7    deal with complex topics in ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Icelandic Linguistics, MA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students have good knowledge and comprehension of research methods in both synchronic and diachronic linguistics, as well as a thorough and reliable knowledge and clear comprehension of the methods of either field.1.2. Students have good knowledge of old Icelandic, the history of the Icelandic language and of modern Icelandic, as well as an extensive and reliable knowledge of selected periods and/or areas of the language.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 linguistics.1.6. Students are familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in their chosen field within Icelandic linguistics in the international arena.  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 know how to use software that can be utilised in rese ...

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

    Definition Two-year graduate study programme in mechanical engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 ECTS 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 degree in mechanical 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 mechanical engineering. 1.2. The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in the various fields of specialisation within mechanical engineering. The student must demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear. 1.3. The student can work autonomously and confidently on practical assignments, can design and specify measurements, select tools and equipment for measuring, review results, identify uncertainty factors and make reports in technical format. 1.4. The student can apply modern calculation methods and tools in solving technical problems, including graph and drawing software, programming ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Teaching Icelandic, M.Ed.

    Knowledge. On completion of the programme Teaching Icelandic, 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 theoretical underpinnings of teaching Icelandic and Icelandic language, and literature and the main theories and issues on knowledge development. 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 history of the development of Icelandic literature, including connections to literature from other countries and other art forms. Ways to encourage reading comprehension and interest in reading in school children of all levels. The structure of language, sound and word parts, conjugations and declensions, sentence structure, meaning and roles, diff ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. International Affairs, MA

    Upon completion of the masters program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student:  Knowledge Has broad knowledge of the academic field of international affairs and the relevant research methods used within it Is knowledgeable about the connections between international and domestic affairs and the role of international organizations Has acquired knowledge of a specific subject of international affairs through the completion of a research project Can provide arguments for their findings Can place contemporary theoretical and analytical knowledge in international affairs in the context of relevant research Is familiar with relevant research methods, theories, and ethical issues in international affairs, in particular as concerns Iceland and small states in general Skills Can collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data Is capable of analyzing qualitative and quantitative data on international affairs and of presenting their findings coherently in speech and in writing Can apply their knowledge, understanding, and proficiency for resolution in new and unfamiliar situations or in an interdisciplinary context Is capable of integrating knowledge, tackling complex subjects and presenting an opinion based on available information Can effectively apply research methods and implement small-scale research projects Competences Has the necessary skills to continue their studies Can initiate projects within the field of international affairs Can commun ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Medical Life Sciences, MS

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following requirements 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 health sciences or bio-medical sciences and has acquired an 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 science in his area of expertise.1.3. The student has knowledge of the most commonly used information technology which is relevant to his field of study.1.4. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise.1.5. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data.1.6. The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that enables him to argue and discuss his research work and its relevance to the knowledge in the field of study.1.7. The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that enables him to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study. 2. Practical ability and skillsThe student will have the ability to perform the following tas ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Public Health Sciences, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon successful completion of the graduate diploma students should meet the following standards (in addition to those acquired during their undergraduate studies): Knowledge and UnderstandingThe student understands the basic concepts and research methods used within public health sciences, as well as the ideology behind health promotion and prevention.The student has a general understanding of the practical application of public health sciences.The student knows the main information- and databases used in public health sciences. Practical Skills and AbilitiesThe student can describe and explain the basis and limitations of the methodology generally used in public health sciences. Academic SkillsThe student can define and describe how a successful research in public health sciences is best constructed and organised.The student has an evolved and increased understanding and knowledge of the diverse fields of public health sciences. General Academic AbilitiesThe student has developed the adequate academic skills, methods and independency to undertake advanced studies, maintain and increase his/her knowledge. Type of KnowledgeThe student has acquired important knowledge and insight into problems and subjects within public health sciences, based on current research and information. The student has adopted this knowledge through academic courses in the fields of public health sciences. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland