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  1. 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
  2. Icelandic Literature, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge1.1. Doctoral students possess a clear and in-depth of all the fundamental elements of their special field of knowledge, as well as its main theories, concepts and terms and most recent developments. The level of understanding and expertise will be more extensive and deeper than that required at the previous degree level.1.2. Doctoral students possess a firm grasp of their field of specialisation and show an excellent knowledge of all elements pertaining to that area field of specialisation.1.3. Doctoral students are able to make important and innovatory contributions to their field of specialisation, either in the form of new knowledge or in the innovative utilisation and interpretation of previous knowledge.1.4. Doctoral students possess a good understanding of the scientific and methodological aspects of the subject, both those that apply to its theory and to the general body of opinion concerning the subject, its ideas and ethical standards.1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.   2. Skills2.1. Doctoral students possess an extensive knowledge and understanding that they have developed via their own research and independent contribution, considered as important to their field of expertise.2.2. Doctoral students have defined and presented original ideas in a clear manner and evolved new knowledge on the basis of substantial research that conforms to the standards set by prominent scholars in th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Second Language Studies, MA

    Upon completion of the programme, students will: have gained an overview of current knowledge of the nature of Second Language Acquisition and use; have gained knowledge and understanding of the research methodologies and interpretations that inform this knowledge base; have gained an overview of Second Language instructional methodologies and their theoretical underpinnings; have an overview of different perspectives, methods and ideas that govern research in their field of research; be able to develop research plans including research questions with appropriate methodology; have an opportunity to apply various research methods in authentic research contexts; be able to place own research materials in a wider context, evaluate contentions within the field and compare own findings to the conclusions of others; be able to participate in scholarly debates on different issues, both orally and in writing; have experience in writing abstracts and presentations for scientific conferences and writing a scientific articles for publication; be able to develop study programmes, select a curriculum and instructional methodology appropriate to the needs of the target group in line with programme goals and objectives; understand the connection between research on Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Use and teaching methods; understand the relationship between theory and practice through student teaching. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Social Work, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctorate, 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 gained an extensive and in-depth understanding of the main theories, basic ideas, concepts and most recent knowledge of a specific field within social work. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that acquired at the previous level.1.2 The student has adopted a creative and critical way of thinking in matters related to his/her research field and can put forth and develop academic ideas1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of social scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including when it comes to issues of confidentiality, property rights, ethics, and ownership of results and data.1.4 The student has taken initiative in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed the review and critique of scholars in the appropriate field.1.5 The student possesses knowledge and information gained through his/her own research and which counts as a valuable contribution to the academic field in question. 1.6 The student knows the systems used to finance research and assess it and has an understanding of the academic and business uses of research. 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 desi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Mathematics, Doctorate

    Definition The PhD degree in mathematics is a three-year course of studies at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. The course is at least 180 ECTS and on completion the student is entitled to the degree of philosophiae doctor. The main part of the course is a research project worth 180 ECTS under the direction of a supervisor. The student writes a thesis which testifies to a wide and thorough knowledge in a chosen field and contains new and important results. Type of knowledge Advanced knowledge, theoretical and practical, focusing in depth on the latest research advances in a specialised field. Knowledge, ability and skills On 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 has a deep and thorough knowledge in a chosen specialised area of mathematics that is the subject of active research. 1.2 The student understands the place of his/her specialised subject within the body of mathematical knowledge and knows its connections with other specialised areas. 2 Theoretical skills2.1 The student has full mastery over a chosen specialised area of mathematics.2.2 The student can initiate the creation of new mathematical knowledge as he/she has demonstrated such by presenting new and important results in his/her thesis.2.3 The student can conduct research independently in his/her specialised field.2.4 The student can solve demanding theoretical problems in his/her specialised field. 3 Pract ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Medical Life Sciences, Doctorate

    Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of health sciences or bio-medical sciences. He has deepened considerably his knowledge from that acquired at the 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 ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, 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 that 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 considered an important contribution to the relevant field of research. 1.6. The student has a knowledge of the systems used in the financing of research and its evaluation and understands how research is applied for academic, administrative as well as commercial purposes. 2. Practical abi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Service Management, MS

    Upon completion of the programme students are expected to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competences:  Knowledge: of the basic principles of service management and key theories in the field of key research methods in the field of service management of the factors that influence service quality and of how to prioritize improvements of the influence of physical evidence and servicescape on successful service delivery of service processes and of how they can be organized of the influence of individuals on successful service delivery of the general working environment of organizations of a selected area of specialization within service management    Skills: in focusing on a service management issue that requires resolution and selecting the appropriate methods for solution in preparing and conducting research within the field and drawing the appropriate conclusions from the research findings in preparing and conducting service quality research and prioritizing improvement efforts based on the research findings in analysing and assessing the influence of different servicescapes and physical evidence in the service environment in analysing and reorganizing service processes from different viewpoints in defining the roles of employees, as well as customers, in successful service delivery and how to avoid mixing up consumers with different service needs Competences: to successfully manage diverse service units to participate in the professional management of service units to participate in t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Sport and Health Sciences, MS

    Knowledge This means that the student: Has extensive knowledge of the main theories related to health education in society. Has extensive knowledge of growth and maturation from infancy to old age. Has extensive knowledge of the effects of training and nutrition on health and physique of individuals. Has knowledge of the main concept and research methods and the related ethical issues in the discipline of sport and health science. Has knowledge of the main research findings in sports, exercise science and health science. Skills This means that the student: Can use theories and concepts to advice and guide in teaching and coaching. Can develop both short-term and long-term aims in health promotion and exercise for individuals and groups. Can organize teaching and coaching in upper secondary schools according to the current curricula. Can use methods based on research to improve capacities and abilities of various individuals and groups. Can use various methods based on research to promote positive attitudes toward daily physical activity to improve health and well-being. Can use accepted methods to collect, classify, and analyse data in the discipline of sport and health science. Can use critical thinking to solve problems within the field of sport and health sciences. Competence This means that the student: Is able to use research to improve and maintain health of individuals throughout the lifespan. Can use specific methods to assess and interpret data in the discipline of sport and health science. Can interpr ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Swedish, Diploma

    The objectives of the 60 ECTS diploma study programme in Swedish Studies are that students: – acquire basic knowledge of the Swedish society  – acquire a solid practical basic knowledge of the Swedish language and good skills in its usage – are able to use the language, both orally and in writing, to engage in communication in most everyday situations and selected occupational situations.    1. Knowledge: On graduation, students possess knowledge in the field of Swedish. This includes that students: 1.1 have acquired knowledge of theories and concepts related to culture, history and literature 1.2 are able to make a distinction between theoretical and practical solutions 1.3 understand the status of Swedish as a discipline   2. Skills: On graduation, students can use the Swedish language and apply methods and work procedures in the field of Swedish. This includes that students are able to: 2.1 tackle written and oral texts in most general and selected work-related areas, comprehending their direct and indirect meaning 2.2 write clear and well-structured texts on various general subjects and selected work-related subjects 2.3 easily understand spoken and written Swedish 2.4 communicate structurally and clearly 2.5 show originality in assignments. 2.6 use critical methods when doing assigments 3. Competences: On graduation, students can utilise their knowledge and skills in a profession or in further studies. This includes that students: 3.1 have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills in the language as wel ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Disability Studies, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctoral degree, the student shall have achieved the following benchmarks in addition to those achieved at the previous levels: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has acquired and extensive and in-depth understanding of the main theories, basic precepts, concepts, and most recent knowledge in the field of disability studies. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that obtained at previous levels.1.2 The student possesses extensive knowledge of research methodology.1.3 The student has adopted independent, innovative, and critical thinking and can put forth and develop academic ideas.1.4 The student has an understanding of the nature of social scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including when it comes to confidentiality,ethics, and ownership of results and data.1.5 The student has had an initiative in the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation through research submitted to the review and criticism of scholars in the appropriate field.1.6 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through his/her own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the academic field in question.1.7 The student is familiar with the systems used to finance and evaluate research and has an understanding of the practical uses of research in academia and the corporate environment.2. Practical Knowledge and Practices 2.1 The student can organize and implement independent research wh ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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