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  1. Information Science, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the conclusion of the diploma, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level:   Knowledge Discuss key theories, models, definitions and methods in his line of specialization. Discuss professional activities in their field.   Skills Assess independently different ideologies in relation to their field of expertise. Have developed work methods that are accepted within the field of information science. Use their knowledge and understanding to deal with professional work in their field of expertise.    Competence Gather information on projects within their field of expertise and present it both in written text and orally. Use their knowledge and skills to solve projects in their field of specialization. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Engineering Physics, MS

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student possesses knowledge of scientific subjects and challenges.1.2. The students has acquired knowledge through research.1.3. The student can provide arguments for her/his own findings.1.4. The student can place the latest knowledge in context within the relevant specialised field.1.5. The student is familiar with the research methods within the respective scientific field.1.6. The student has knowledge of science ethics. 2. Skills2.1. The student has adopted relevant methods and procedures. 2.2.The student is capable of analyzing and imparting statistical information.2.3. The student can understand and tackle complex subjects in a professional context.2.4. The student can apply her/his knowledge and understanding in scientific and professional work.2.5. The student can use the relevant equipment, technology and software.2.6. The student can collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data.2.7. The student is innovative in developing and applying ideas.2.8. The student can apply her/his knowledge, understanding and proficiency in new and unfamiliar situations and in an interdisciplinary context.2.9. The student can develop projects and place them in context by applying methods based on scientific theories and/or experiments. 2.10. The student is capable of integrating knowledge, resolving complex issues and presenting an opinion based on the available information. 2.11. The student can effectively apply research methods and implement small-scale research projects.2.12. The student understan ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Leisure Studies, M.Ed.

    Knowledge This means that students: Possess knowledge in the field of leisure and recreation, such as theories of experiential and informal learning, life skills, risk-taking behaviour and prevention. Have acquired specific knowledge in the field of leisure and recreation studies with independent research and/or developmental work in the field. Have knowledge of research methods in the field of leisure studies. Have knowledge of ethics of research and professional ethics. Skills This means that students: Can apply theoretical knowledge and research findings to develop and organize leisure and educational programs. Are capable of leading pioneering projects and professional work, be original and develop new ways in the field of leisure and education. Can use reflection to strengthen professional development. Can collect, analyse and evaluate data, and present findings in an organized way. Competences This means that students: Have developed the necessary skills and insight to cope with new assignments and subjects at work. Can participate in professional discussions on concepts, definitions and theories that relate to leisure and education in modern society. Can initiate, organize and administrate research and pioneering-projects in the field of leisure and education. Can reflect and evaluate their ideas on the profession in light of new knowledge. Can communicate effectively, verbally and in written reports, on subjects and debates within their profession. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Teaching Social Sciences, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the course Teaching Social Sciences, 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. The theoretical premises, key concepts, theories, and issues in the social sciences. Research ethics in the social sciences and examples in particular subjects focused on their development at the national and international level. Different expressions and appearances of the social sciences, such as through research, education material and in field lessons. Skills. On completion of the programme Teaching Social Sciences, M.Ed., the ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Social Work with Professional Recognition, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's degree, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of social work 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 social work.1.3 The student is familiar with the theoretical basis, concepts and academic development about the professional relationship and ethics of social work, family theory and therapy, crisis theories and treatments, the diagnosis of psychiatric problems, and therapy with children, adolescents, couples and groups.1.4 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field.1.5 The student has acquired the skills to debate his/her research and its relations with the basis of knowledge and theories in the field.1.6 The student has acquired the skills to present a written survey of research related to his/her field of study. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can work according to the ethical code of conduct of social work.2.2 The student can employ all the main treatment methods of social work.2.3 The student can work in socio-psychological consultation and the treatment of individuals, families, and groups.2.4 The student can take care of policymaking in fields within social and he ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Career Counselling and Guidance, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of course of study, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has a general understanding of the history, development and ideology of educational and vocational counseling, and has broad knowledge of the work of such counselors, their working environment and ethical issues.1.2 The student has an extensive knowledge of the educational system and labor market as well as information services and a detailed knowledge of how these can be useful for career counseling and guidance.1.3 The student has through coursework and vocational training gained an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge of theories of career development and consultation, along with the methods employed in educational and vocational counseling.1.4 The student has broadened and deepened the basis of knowledge acquired at previous stages and linked it to subjects in the new academic field and employment.1.5 The student has extensive and critical knowledge of the latest theories and research in educational and vocational counseling along with the subjects and demanding problems in the field. 1.6 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding to resolve his/her clients' problems and provide professional rationale with a reference to the scientific basis of knowledge within the field. 1.7 The student has an understanding of the role of research in gathering information. 2. Pract ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Bioengineering, MS

    Knowledge On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in life sciences including genetics, microbiology, biochemistryand molecular biology , Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in mathematics, statistics, computer science and physics to use in solving engineering problems. Demonstrate extensive knowledge in specific scientific subjects of bioengineering such as protein engineering, bioprocesses,  instrumentation and mass and thermal transport. Place the latest knowledge in fields of bioengineering in context with theories and applications Present knowledge acquired through own research in a specialized field of bioengineering Discuss research and recent findings in bioengineering along with ethics in science Skills On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Apply scientific research methods and academic theories to develop projects and solve complex problems Collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data and evaluate different research methods Run specific laboratory devices with confidence and responsibility Apply relevant software to analyze results and evaluate them statistically Plan and execute individual experiments related to bioengineering and analyzed the results scientifically Competence On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Make decisions on a professional basis and justify them Discuss, explain and present bioengineering issues and communicate both with scholars as well as general ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Law, mag. jur.

    Knowledge: Holders of a Master’s degree in law (Mag. Jur.) shall have acquired a deeper knowledge than in the BA programme of specified key areas of law in addition to acquiring knowledge of certain legal specialities. This entails that holders: know the academic topics and issues addressed by the academic discipline of law and certain of its specialities have acquired knowledge by engaging in research either on their own or 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 relevant legal speciality know the established methods of legal research have a solid knowledge of equality, ethics and the societal value of law and legal studies have a solid knowledge of the ethics of scholarship   Skills: Holders of a Master’s degree in law (Mag. Jur.) have acquired the skills to make use of their knowledge and to apply established legal methods professionally and/or in academia. This entails that holders: have adopted and have a good command of established legal methods are able to gather, analyse and critically assess sources of law, research conducted by others and legal doctrines, including information in foreign databases are able to use their knowledge in new and unfamiliar situations in order to resolve legal issues which call, among other things, for an extensive grasp of the legal system and for the i ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Economics, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon completion of their studies, a student should be able to show knowledge, ability and skills, beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: 1. Knowledge 1.1. The student should have a general understanding of the main theories and concepts in economics. 1.2. The student should have advanced their knowledge and understanding with regard to the practical utilization of economics. 2. Skills 2.1. The student should be able to gather academic information on economic issues, evaluate and analyze it. 2.2. The student should be able to support his/her decision making with arguments based on the acquired knowledge of economics. 2.3. The student should be able to effectively communicate the findings of economic analyses, for example in formal reports. 2.4. The student should be able to use his/her academic knowledge with regard to multiple practical tasks. 2.5. The student can understand and tackle complicated economic challenges from an academic perspective. 3. Competences 3.1. The student should be able to use his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of new projects that relate to economics. 3.2. The student should have a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of economics. 3.3. The student should be able to use their knowledge and ability to tackle complicated tasks within economics. 3.5. The student should be able to apply their knowledge to address new and unknown challenges within economics. 3.6. The student should be able to present academic problems cl ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. French 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 has good knowledge of selected periods and/or of fields in French language and literature, national life and culture.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.1.5.    The student is familiar with the social, psychological and learning variables that affect language learning and competence.1.6.    The student is familiar with the official education policy and national curriculum in Iceland and with its unique characteristics in comparison with neighbouring countries. 1.7.    The student is familiar with teaching material for language teaching, teaching instructions and other aids, their functions, attributes and the research that has been done on their use. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The student has knowledge of general pedagogy and good knowledge of pedagogy for foreign languages and can deliberate on diverse policies and directions and on development and status in the subject area.2.2.    The student is well informed on the state of knowledg ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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