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  1. Art History and Art Theory, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has a precise and clear understanding of selected subjects in the field of art history and theory and related subjects, including visual culture and aesthetics. 1.2. The student is familiar with specialised fields in the above-mentioned areas and has experience of researching the history of the subjects in question. 1.3. The master's student has systematically gained an understanding of the newest knowledge in his field of academic expertise. 1.4. The student can use his knowledge and skills in his research and can take a reasoned stance on problems related to art history and theory. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in art history and theory in the international arena. 2.2. The master's student has gained knowledge in his chosen field in art history and theory, with participation in specialised courses, seminars, conferences and through his own research. 3. Practical competence 3.1. The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data. 3.2. The student is competent to write academic papers for publication in journals. 3.3. The student has developed the ability to work independently and is prepared to write on art history and theory, on his own or in cooperation with others. 3.4. The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context. 4. Theoretical skills 4.1. The master's student can independently evaluate w ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Career Counselling and Guidance, 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 career counselling and guidance studies. 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 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Creative Writing, Minor

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has a thorough knowledge of the Icelandic language and its possibilities as a medium.1.2. The student has basic knowledge of the theories and concepts of literary theory.1.3. The student has basic knowledge of major literary genres.1.4. The student knows the writing process. 2. Competence2.1. The student can work on his or her own at writing.2.2. The student has learned to give and handle feedback and use it to his or her advantage.2.3. The student has improved his or her language skills. 3. Skills3.1. The student can write presentable texts of various kinds.3.2. The student is a creative person.3.3. The student has been prepared for further study in Creative Writing or other academic disciplines. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. General Linguistics, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals of general linguistics.1.2. Students have a basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in linguistics.1.3. Students have a general perspective over Modern Icelandic, Old Norse and the history of Icelandic.1.4. Students have learned to approach a specific area and/or period in linguistics, phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics in a scholarly manner. 1.5. Students examine a more specialised field of linguistics than previously (e.g., Icelandic from a historical or contemporary perspective, Indo-European comparative linguistics, psychological aspects of language, sociological or anthropological aspects of language or foreign languages or language groups). 2. Practical skills2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2. Students are able to work independently and in an organised manner on specific subjects within the field of linguistics.2.3. Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance linguistic analysis.2.4. Students are able to set objectives, prepare a project schedule and follow it when writing a scholarly paper.2.5. Students are able to engage in linguistic analysis on their own.2.6. Students are able to address a specialised subject within linguistics and report on it in a scholarly manner. 3. Theoretical skills3.1. Students know the fundamentals of critical research and are able to draw on ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Tax Law and Accounting, MA

    Knowledge, ability and skillsUpon completion of the programme the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline of accounting, auditing and tax law. The student shall be skilled in applying theory, and able to draw conclusions based on the findings as follows:1 Knowledge and understanding* 1.1. The student has comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the latest knowledge in accounting and tax law.* 1.2. The student has good understanding of how to apply the latest knowledge in accounting and tax law to problem solving.* 1.3. The student has good knowledge and understanding of the key methods utilized in accounting and tax law.* 1.4. The student has good understanding of the relationship between academic research methods.* 1.5. The student has good knowledge of the methods used for data analysis.2 Intellectual skills* 2.1. The student is able to demonstrate an analytical and critical approach to subjects and to reach sound conclusions.* 2.2. The student is able to critically assess the results of different theories in accounting and tax law.* 2.3. The student is able to develop coherent and independent lines of argument.* 2.4. The student is able to demonstrate an analytical and critical approach to the key subjects in accounting and tax law.* 2.5. The student is able to assess and interpret data.3 Practical skills* 3.1. The student knows how to find, select and retrieve information through the use of the relevant sources, including libraries and online data banks.* 3.2. The student is ab ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Art History, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of Art History and Theory.1.2.    Students have basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in Art History and Theory.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of art and visual culture.1.4.    Students have been trained in understanding, analysing and interpreting works of art from different periods and from various societies. 2.    Practical skills2.1.    Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2.    Students can work independently and methodically on specific Art History and Theory topics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance the analysis of Art History and Theory.2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing a scholarly text. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of source evaluation and can use sources in their own investigations in the standard manner.3.2.    Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can exploit them in their work. 3.3.    Students can exploit the fundamental principles of Art History and Theory in their analysis and essay writing.3.4.    Students have gained proficiency in examining texts from the perspective of Art History and Theory.3.5.    Students have been trained in reading art from a formalist, iconographic, socio-historical and feminist perspective. 4.    Communication sk ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Biomedical Science, MS

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of his MS studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills in addition to requirements of the BS level as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened and deepened her/his knowledge of a selected subject area within biomedical science and has acquired systematic 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 biomedical science in her/his area of expertise. 1.3. The student has knowledge of the most common instruments of bioinformatics which are relevant to her/his discipline. 1.4. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within her/his discipline. 1.5. The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate is opinions about her/his research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the discipline. 1.6. The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to her/his discipline. 2. Practical skills and competence2.1. The student is able to design, organize, develop and execute experiments in the laboratory bearing in mind the technical, logistical, safety and ethical considerations. 2.2. The student is able to write a research plan or a grant application. 2.3. The student can assemble and develop appropriate biomedical science methods for the purpose of answering research questions within his area of expertise. 2.4. Th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Health Promotion and Home Economics, M.Ed.

    Knowledge. At the end of the programme, 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. 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. Diverse learning and teaching methods and their theoretical grounds. The theoretical premises, knowledge, primary theories, and opinions related to topics of health, home economics and other related fields. The methodology, processes and use of research findings with emphasis on the research methods used in health promotion and home economics. Fundamental issues in professionalism in the teaching profession and ethical rules and boundaries. Skills. At the end of the programme, the student is expected to: Organise teaching of specific age groups or subjects and choose learning materials, tools, and equipment based on goals and topics. Organise and manage health programmes in the school. Submit a reasoned assessment of theories and research in his or her field of study. Create diverse learning opportunities for different students using a variety of teaching methods and reliable management. Assess the development and needs of students and plan for those who need special education or resources. Organise innovative activities, curriculum development, school devel ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Mathematics, BS

    Basic knowledge, theoretical and practical, covering the breadth of what is fundamental to modern mathematics, but including some degree of specialisation. Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of his/her studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1 Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student knows those parts of analysis, algebra, geometry and probability theory that form the basis of modern mathematics.1.2 The student knows selected parts of his/her minor subject (where appropriate) that form a connected whole and can serve as a basis for further studies in the subject.1.3 The student has acquired knowledge and understanding of the use of mathematics for the study and solution of applied problems(1) and for modelling in scientific applications.1.4 The student has acquired basic knowledge of computer programming and the use of computers.1.5 The student knows selected topics in mathematics that go beyond those listed in 1.1 or lie outside of them.1.6 The student understands the concept of mathematical proof and the distinction between correct and incorrect mathematical arguments.1.7 The student has acquired mathematical knowledge that can serve as a basis for further studies in mathematics and related subjects. 2 Practical ability and skills2.1 The student can use mathematics in a logically justified fashion to solve theoretical and practical mathematical problems.(*)2.2 The student can use mathematics to solve applied problems (*) or to construct mathematica ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Practical Archaeology, MA

    On completing the MA programme in Practical Archaeology, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, competence and skills: Students are able to organise and manage small to medium-sized permit-required archaeological research projects in Iceland. Students are familiar with and able to apply different methods and techniques in archaeological survey, excavation and post-excavation analysis. Students are able to place the findings of archaeological field research in a scientific context and communicate them to an academic and lay audience. Students are familiar with the relationship between archaeological field research and heritage management. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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