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  1. 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
  2. Statistics, MS

    Knowledge: On completion of the study program the student shall have an extensive knowledge and understanding of statistics, which implies: The student knows applied statistical methods, which form the basis for modern statistics, and knows their theoretical foundations. The student is able to use computer software and programming to solve statistical problems. The student has sufficient knowledge of statistics for further studies in statistics. Skills: On completion of the study program the student shall be able to use the methods of statistics in a logical manner to solve statistical problems using existing software and computer programming, which implies: The student can apply statistics in a logical manner to solve theoretical and applied projects, using modeling approaches as appropriate. The student has expertise in the use of computers and computer programming to solve statistical projects. Competence: On completion of the study program the student shall be able to expand statistical methods, interpret and apply to new fields, which implies: The student has expertise in statistical reasoning. The student can implement and further develop statistical methods for a given project. The student can explain the theoretical foundations of common statistical methods. The student can use information technology to disseminate statistical results. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Financial Economics, MS

    Upon completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, abilities and skills as follows. Knowledge The student has comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the discipline of economics and finance. The student has good understanding of how to apply the latest economic and financial knowledge and research to problem solving in economics. The student has good knowledge and understanding of the main research methods utilized in economics and finance. The student has good understanding of stock options, derivatives and other financial instruments used in the international financial markets. The student has gained skills in asset valuation and has good knowledge and understanding of the workings of financial markets. Skills The student is able to present a coherent and independent analysis of financial markets and the economy. The student knows how to find, select and retrieve information through the use of the relevant sources, including libraries and online data banks. The student can present ideas on theoretical and practical issues in a structured and critical manner. The student can present in writing the latest ideas and developments in the discipline of economics and finance. The student is able to apply economic theory and concepts to the analysis of financial markets, asset valuation and economic development. The student can apply statistical research methods to conduct quantitative research and report the key findings. The student is able to present his or her work efficien ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Applied Studies in Culture and Communication, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students are familiar with the fundamentals, theories and concepts related to communication and culture and are able to critically discuss these matters. 1.2. Students are familiar with different viewpoints, methods and ideas that drive research in communication and the discourse of culture. 1.3. Students have a clear understanding of what sophisticated and recognised communication of culture entails and can substantiate their evaluations. 1.4. Students are familiar with research and ideas regarding communication of culture for diverse target groups. 1.5. Students have gained the necessary understanding and skills to discuss diverse ways of presenting cultural material as well as varied content depending on the media channel and target group. 1.6. Students possess the skills to evaluate the significance of culture, estimate the value of cultural capital and are familiar with the links between power, academic disciplines and society. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students have acquired their knowledge in communication and culture both through participation in specialised courses and through their own project work. 2.2. Students have acquired diverse modes of presenting material and are able to work independently in the field of communication and culture. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to work effectively in interdisciplinary collaboration with the aim of linking Icelandic history and culture. 3.2. Students are able to work independently and systematically on dive ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Disability Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the conclusion of diploma in disability studies, the student shall have obtained the following referents: Knowledge Know the history, development and theoretical issues addressed in disability studies. Be familiar with the main theories and perspectives within disability studies and able to distinguish between these. Be able to analyse, from the critical perspective of disability studies, the cultural images and representations of disability and the main challenges disabled people encounter during the life course. Possess basic knowledge about research methods in disability studies. Be able to provide arguments for her/his point of view and apply knowledge of disability studies in a scholarly and societal context. Have basic knowledge of research ethics and the main ethical and methodological challenges encountered in disability studies. Skills Be able to apply professional and ethical practices that reflect respect for disabled people, their family members, professionals and scholars. Be able to understand and address complex issues within disability studies in a professional context. Be able to apply her/his knowledge and understanding in their professional work. Be able to collect scholarly information in the field of disability studies and share this knowledge both orally and in writing. Be able to make use of research findings in disability studies. Competence Be able to initiate and carry out theoretical and practical projects related to disability studies. Be able to integrate and transfer knowledge a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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