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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. Russian, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge and understanding of the Russian language.1.2.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge of Russian history, culture and national life. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have adopted the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in everyday life. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to express themselves with little difficulty on everyday subjects and distinguish subtleties of meaning.3.2.    Students are able to read and understand texts of different types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings.3.3.    Students comprehend discussion in Russian on a variety of topics relating to everyday life, culture, national life and history.3.4.    Students are able to write text in Russian on familiar topics or interests. 4.    Theoretical skills 4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from a variety of sources, both written and oral, with the reconstruction of arguments and accounts in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study.4.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession. 5.    Communication and technology skills and computer literacy 5.1.    Students are able to understand with little difficulty that which they hear or read.5.2.    Students are able to ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Civil Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in civil engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits and comprises at least 30 credits in courses and a 180 credit research project. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and of the newest knowledge in a chosen area in the field of civil engineering. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that which he gained at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts. 1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question. 2.2. The studen ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. 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
  5. German, Diploma

    The objectives of the 60 ECTS diploma study programme in German for Work and Studies 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 conduct a conversation 2.4 use the language successfully in bot ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. 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
  7. Latin, Minor

    The aim of the BA course in Latin is for the student to: – gain good knowledge of Latin, an insight into the history, culture, and society of the classical period, as well as an awareness of the unique position held by the Latin language and the classical heritige today; – be able to use his or her knowledge and linguistic competence to read classical sources in the original language; – have fostered independent initiative and good work ethics which will prepare him or her for further study in the field.   1                    Knowledge: at the end of the course the student has acquired knowledge of Roman  studies. This entails that a student: 1.1       has insight into select theories and concepts relevant to language and culture, history and literature within the filed; 1.2       has a firm grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; 1.3       has some knowledge and understanding of: (i) selections of Roman literature in the original language; (ii) the context of the history of Roman literature; (iii) basic Roman history. 1.2       can distinguish between theoretical and practical solutions in the field; 1.3       knows and understands the place of the discipline in a wider context.   2          Ability: at the end of the course the student can apply methods and approaches in classical philology and classical studies. This entails that at the end of the course a student is able to: 2.1       understand various kinds of texts in Latin and realize their meaning and implications; 2.2       compose a clear and well struc ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Japanese Language and Culture, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge and understanding of the Japanese language.1.2.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge of Japanese history, culture and national life. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in communication in Japanese.2.2.    Students have acquired a basic vocabulary and understanding of the main features of Japanese grammar.2.3.    Students have acquired general knowledge of Japanese culture, history, literature and cinema. 3.    Practical skills3.1.    Students are able to express themselves with little difficulty on everyday subjects and distinguish subtleties of meaning.3.2.    Students comprehend discussion in Japanese on a variety of topics relating to everyday life.3.3.    Students are able to read and understand texts of different types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 3.4.    Students are able to use two types of Japanese script, i.e., hiragana and katakana, along with 150 kanji characters. 4.    Theoretical skills 4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from a variety of sources, both written and oral, with the reconstruction of arguments and accounts in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession. 5.    Communication and technology skills and computer literacy 5.1.    Students are able to understand with little difficulty that which they hear or read if the subject ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. History, Minor

    Knowledge and understanding 1. Students are familiar with the fundamentals, theories and concepts of the study of history. 2. Students are acquainted with theoretical explanations. 3. Students have adopted a critical perspective on history and understand that the past affects the present. 4. Students have an overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and more detailed knowledge of one or two periods, both in world history and Icelandic history. 5. Students have an understanding of different viewpoints and methods of researching the past. 6. Students are familiar with the principal historical research methods and are familiar with various sources. Students are familiar with the main aspects of source analysis. Practical and theoretical skills 1. Students are able to apply the fundamentals of historical working practices in their spoken and written language. 2. Students are able to acquire data relating to simple problems in the study of history and distinguish between primary and secondary issues. 3. Students are familiar with the principal concepts and methods used in historical research. 4. Students are aware of the importance of historical knowledge in contemporary society. Communication skills 1. Students are independent and demonstrate initiative in their studies. 2. Students are able to explain historical topics and substantiate their findings. 3. Students are able to use information technology. General academic skills 1. Students have acquired the necessary academic skills to ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. 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

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