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  1. Sexology, Postgraduate Diploma

    The main goals of the postgraduate diploma in Sexology are that students: Obtain scientific knowledge about concepts, conceptual frameworks and theories, projects and methods in sexology Become familiar with the latest research projects in the field Obtain the ability to apply knowledge and understanding in the field, as well as communication skills in their professional work Have the knowledge and skills to provide information to patients and others about sexual issues Have a broad knowledge of problems and issues, theoretical as well as practical, based on latest research work in the field Become aware of their own values and attitudes towards sexuality Are able to understand the latest scientifically based projects and new developments in the field of sexology ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Biology, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme in biology at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school with emphasis on mathematics and natural sciences. Students are strongly advised to take at least 21 credits (35 fcredits) in mathematics, and 30 in credits (50 fcredits) in science, including at least 6 credits (10 fcredits) in physics, 6 credits (10 fcredits)  in chemistry and 6 credits (10 fcredits) in biology. Main aimsThe student should have acquired extensive theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of all main realms of biology; molecules, organisms, populations and ecosystems. The students acquire understanding of how new knowledge is obtained through research. Knowledge, ability and skillsThe aim of the study programme is that the student can demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge of the scientific and technical research methods in biology; how new knowledge is based on observations and experiments.1.2 The student understands numbers in biology and can deal with and interpret numerical results obtained in experiments and observations.1.3 The student knows ethical values relevant for research and biology.1.4. The student has knowledge of the basic principles o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Danish Teaching, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student has knowledge and comprehension about selected methods and theories used in research on learning and teaching of foreign languages.1.2. The student is familiar with the main research done on Danish as a foreign language in Iceland and how they relate to the main body of research on Danish as a second language. 1.3. The student has insight and comprehension about the state of knowledge in language learning and teaching, including the relationship between academic ideas and teaching.1.4. The student is familiar with the conditions for learning speech, with the nature of learning a second or foreign language and with the nature of being bilingual and its effect on speech development, on literacy and on learning. He is also familiar with the social, psychological and learning variables that affect language learning and competence.1.5. The student has command of various methods for teaching specific aspects of Danish, literature, national life and culture in accordance with theories on language learning and teaching.1.6. The student is familiar with the official education policy and national curriculum in Iceland and knows the theories on language learning and teaching on which the policy for this subject is based. He also knows its special characteristics in comparison with neighbouring countries.1.7. The student is familiar with teaching material for Danish, teaching instructions and other aids, their functions, attributes and the research that has been done on their ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Gerontology, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Ability and Skills At the conclusion of the diploma program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study:   1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a specialized field of research within gerontology and has a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field, including the research methods applied in it. 1.2 The student has gained a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of gerontology work in the appropriate field. 1.3 The student is familiar with the main academic work and theories useful in his/her area of expertise. 1.4 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field. 2. Practical Skills and Ability   2.1 The student can describe and explain the presumptions and limits of the main methods employed in gerontology. 2.2 The student has mastered the use of qualitative and quantitative methods used in gerontology research. 2.3 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation of gerontology research. 2.4 The student has the ability to publish in writing an overview of research related to his/her field of research. . 3. Theoretical Ability 3.1 The student can define and describe what good organization entails. 3.2 The student has acquired an additional and deeper understanding of his/her area of concentration than what the first level entailed.   4. Communication ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Philosophy, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a clear understanding and extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of philosophy, the most important philosophical theories and concepts and the most recent philosophical knowledge. Students' understanding and knowledge is deeper and more detailed than that required at lower levels of study. 1.2. Students have a solid understanding and profound knowledge of their speciality within philosophy. 1.3. Students have made significant contributions to the discipline, whether in the form of new knowledge or original use and interpretation of existing knowledge. 1.4. Students have a good understanding of what scientific research entails, both theories and accepted views on its nature and ideas and conventions regarding its ethics. 1.5. Students are highly familiar with how scientific research works: how it is funded, how it is independently evaluated and possible opportunities for technical transfer. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students possess knowledge and understanding attained through their own research and independent, significant contributions to the discipline. 2.2. Students have analysed and clearly presented original ideas and created new knowledge on the basis of extensive research that stands up to the criticism of academics in the relevant area of philosophy. 3. Practical competence and skills 3.1. Students possess the knowledge and understanding required to conduct scientific research with confidence and on their own initiative. 3.2. Students are able to c ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Psychology, BS

    On completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competences: Students must have acquired knowledge of: psychometrics, sensory psychology and cognitive science, as well as four or more of the main sub-branches of psychology such as physiological psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, the history and ideologies of psychology, behaviour analysis. the main theories and approaches in different areas of psychology. at least one specialist topic within psychology. the main research methods used in psychology. the most common statistical methods, study designs and measurement methods in psychological research. the main points of research ethics. rules and criteria for the presentation of professional written work in psychology. publication conventions, quality criteria and the main forums for academic discourse in psychology. SkillsStudents shall have acquired the skills needed to: place a topic within psychology into a theoretical context and organise searches for relevant professional material, including in online databases. select realistic, professional information on topics within psychology, taking recognised psychological theories into account. select and develop appropriate assessment methods and measurements within psychology. select and use appropriate statistical methods for the most common study designs. use appropriate software to analyse numerical research data and present it in an approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Education studies, BA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student is familiar with the main theories of pedagogy and education. - The student has an overview of the history and key readings of pedagogy and education from the beginning until the current period. - The student has an overview of the developmental path of humans from birth to adulthood and ways to enhance general development and civic awareness in a democratic society. - The student has knowledge of the main societal institutions involved in upbringing, such as the family, the educational system, recreational issues and other pedagogical resources. - The student has adopted a critical perspective and can discuss the status and demonstrate the validity of pedagogy and education in modern society. Skills - The student demonstrates independent working methods and can express him-/herself about his/her academic subject verbally and in writing. - The student can use critique of his/her work and make sensible use of comments. - The student has mastered professional preparation of written work - The student knows how to gather data related to his/her field of study and how to process it. - The student has adopted a respectful and considerate approach to interpersonal communications. - The student can work in a group. - The student can express him-/herself clearly and concisely verbally and in writing on the subjects and disputed issues in pedagogy and education. Competence - The student knows the basics in elaborate critiquing of sou ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Food Science, Doctorate

    The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out on an individual basis.The student's research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study.The student shall have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level:  1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings witin a selected area of food science. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas. 1.3. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data 1.4. The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of research which has withstood analysis and critique by scholars in the relevant field. 1.5. The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through individual research which is ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Natural Sciences Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Natural Sciences Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of natural sciences. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. The basic concepts and ideas about methodology for educational and human development research. The provisions in the National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools regarding nature preservation and sustainable education. The main concepts, principles, and theories of natural science that are taught at the compulsory school level and to connect them to a person’s own way of life, technology, societal structure, and environmental issues as the opportunity arises. What sustainability and sustainable development are and what should be stressed in sustainable education. Natural science education methods focus ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Political Science, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctoral program, the student shall be able to meet the guidelines listed below, in addition to what has been reached at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of political science. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that achieved during the previous level of study.1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in relation to his/her research field and can put forth and develop scholarly ideas.1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including issues relating to confidentiality, copyright, ownership of results and data.1.4 The student has taken the initiative to in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed review and critique from scholars in the field.1.5 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the field of research.1.6 The student knows the systems for financing and evaluating research and has an understanding of how research is used for academic and practical purposes. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors.2.2 The student can desig ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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