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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. French, Diploma

    The learning objectives with the 60 credit diploma in French are:  - Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art. - Students are able to use the language in writing and orally - Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession. At the end of the studies students have the following skills:  1. Knowledge: 1.1. Students can use the language proficiently. 1.2. Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art. 1.3. Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised area within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject. 2. Skills: 2.1. Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics).  2.2. Students can write coherent texts on various subjects. 2.3. Students can use the language in all kinds of situatuons. 3. Competences: 3.1. Students are able to work independently  3.2. Students can take part in projects and discussion in the French language 3.3. Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes and in an occupational setting. ...

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

    Minor focus in Law 60 credit units DefinitionA one-year undergraduate programme of study in law based in theory and research, culminating in the degree of diploma juris at the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland (first cycle, level 1). Entrance requirements are a matriculation examination from a gymnasium (stúdentspróf). Objectives of the programme are: To provide students with intellectual ability and training in law. To provide students an opportunity to develop their skills in applying legal theory. To develop students' understanding of the relationship of Icelandic law to European and international contexts. To give students an opportunity to work independently and in a team. To allow students to develop their skills in applying critical methods to the solution of academic questions and practical problems, enabling them to work independently to some extent and to cooperate with lawyers on legal issues. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge and understanding of the principal theories, concepts and latest knowledge on selected key areas of law.1.2. The student has knowledge of the Icelandic legal system and understands its operations.1.3. The student has good understanding of legal methodology and thus has the knowledge, understanding and ability to resolve recognised legal concerns in a limited area. 2. Intellectual skills2.1. The ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Archaeology, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals, theories and concepts of archaeology. 1.2. Students are acquainted with theoretical explanations. 1.3. Students have an understanding of the significance of cultural relics to scholarly discourse and contemporary identity. 1.4. Students have gained a general overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and Icelandic cultural history. 1.5. Students have an understanding of different viewpoints and approaches to researching the past. 1.6. Students are familiar with the principal research methods in archaeology and have some experience in conducting research in this field. 1.7. Students are aware of the importance of cultural relics in contemporary society and understand views concerning their preservation and use. 2. Practical and theoretical skills 2.1. Students are able to make use of archaeological sources and methodology in oral and written discussions. 2.2. Students are able to prepare, organise and complete projects based on processing archaeological sources. 2.3. Students have mastered the principal concepts and methods used in archaeological research and are familiar with theoretical discourse within the field. 3. Communication skills 3.1. Students are independent and demonstrate initiative in their studies. 3.2. Students are able to explain archaeological topics and substantiate their findings. 3.3. Students are able to work with others at solving archaeological challenges. 3.4. Students are able ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Chinese Studies, Diploma

    The aim with the diploma in Chinese Studies is to give students insight into the language, culture and history of China. Students can use the study for their work or they can get it evaluated into further Chinese Studies at the University of Iceland.  1. Knowledge: at the end of the studies students 1.1. have acquired command of standard spoken Chinese (Putonghua, Mandarin, Guoyu) and knowledge of simplified written characters (jiantizi) sufficient to pass HSK level 4. 1.2. have acquired broad knowledge of the cultural and social history of China as well as other areas significantly influenced by Chinese culture. 1.3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more specialized areas within Chinese studies (notably history, philosophy, religions, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics, business or economics). 2. Skills: at the end of the studies students 2.1. can engage in respectful dialogue with others 2.2. can understand and use approximately 250 Chinese signs 2.3. have developed knowledge about Chinese culture, such as philosophy, religion and history. 2.4. have understanding about Chinese society 3. Competences: at the end of the studies students 3.1. can apply their knowledge and understanding in scientific or professional activities 3.2. can work on theoretical assignments with guidance 3.3. have developed the ability to provide sound arguments for theoretical or practical inferences in the field. ...

    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

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