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  1. Theology, Minor

    A one year academic programme in Theology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Iceland. The programme is a minor subject on a BA level. Matriculation examination or equivalent study is required for admission.   On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students have acquired a general understanding of theories and concepts in the main research fields of Theology. Students are able to distinguish between academic  explanations and other explanations in the main research fields of Theology. Students understand and recognise the main research methods that are used in various theological fields.   Type of knowledge Students have obtained general knowledge of Theology.   Practical skills Students can work in an autonomous and organised manner on subjects and can analyse practical, complex subjects in a professional context both orally and in writing. Students can prepare, organise and carry out simple projects within various theological fields. Students are able to accept, and profit from, criticism and comments on their work.   Theoretical skills Students can complete well defined and reasonable projects within various theological fields. Students can apply appropriate methodology to their projects. Students are able to recognise thorough academic research. Students understand the position of Theology in a general cultural context.   Communication skills and information literacy Students are able to work with a large degree of initiative and auton ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits leading to the degree of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, competence and skills as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1  The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and methods in a chosen area in the field of electrical and computer engineering.1.2  The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts in his field.1.3  The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data.1.4  The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood inspection and review by academics in the field in question.1.5  The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question.1.6  The student knows the processes of funding research ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. German, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main general concepts in the field of German language, literature and national life.1.2.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge and understanding of German as a language and of the culture it reflects. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have learnt the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental knowledge of the literature and national lives of German-speaking countries.2.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in everyday life and/or within their professional. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to understand different types of texts and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 3.2.    Students are able to express themselves with little difficulty and with good pronunciation.3.3.    Students are able to use the language successfully in a social, academic and professional setting.3.4.    Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured texts about various subjects. 3.5.    Students have command of the language, style and techniques to produce well-ordered and straightforward texts. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from various oral and written sources by reconstructing arguments and narratives in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students have the skills to rationalise theoretical or practical solutions in the field. 5.    General learning skills5.1.    Students have develo ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Icelandic as a second language, BA

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has acquired a sound knowledge of the Icelandic language system and the various registers in Icelandic1.2. The student has acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of the main grammatical concepts and is able to apply them in an analysis of Icelandic1.3. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic literary history from its inception until the present and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the main literary genres1.4. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic history and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the development of Icelandic society from the settlement until the present 2. Skills2.1. The student is able to apply effectively the different methods and theories used in Icelandic language and literary research2.2. The student is able to understand without difficulty discussions in Icelandic on a wide variety of topics, comprehending their direct as well as indirect meaning and nuances2.3. The student is able to express her- or himself in Icelandic with clarity and in a nuanced manner on a wide variety of topics2.4. The student is able to read and understand without difficulty long, challenging and complex texts in Icelandic and comprehends any allusions and nuances2.5. The student is able to write reasonably flawless texts in Icelandic about everyday topics as well as academic matter2.6. The student is able to give a clear, analytical account of literary or linguistic topics in Icelandic and convincingly argue her/his main conclu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Odontology, MS

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following requirements in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level:1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within dental and oral biological sciences and has acquired an 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 science in his area of expertise.1.3.    The student has knowledge of the most commonly used information technology which is relevant to his field of study.1.4.    The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.5.    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.1.6.    The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that  enables him to argue and discuss his research work and its relevance to the knowledge in the field of study.1.7.    The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that  enables him to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study.2.    Practical ability and skillsThe student will have the ability to p ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Software Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in software engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 ECTS and comprises at least 30 ECTS in courses and a 180 ECTS research project. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctorate examination the student shall have gained the following competence in addition to that gained at previous levels. 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1 The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his field of research  and can present and develop theoretical concepts. 1.2 The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data. 1.3 The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood the inspection and review of academics in the same field at international level. 1.4 The student has gained knowledge and understanding through his research that is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question. 1.5 The student knows the systems used to financ ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Chinese Studies, BA

    1. Knowledge: Degree holders possess knowledge of Chinese studies. This entails that holders: 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: Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of Chinese studies. This entails that holders: 2.1. can access reasonably challenging texts and comprehend their meaning. 2.2. can express themselves about most topics related to daily life. 2.3. have the ability to use Chinese effectively in social and professional contexts. 2.4. have the ability to write the most common Chinese characters by hand and even more by using electronic devices. 2.5 can engage in respectful dialogue and team work with others. 2.6 can make use of technology, software and other equipment to process data and acquire relevant information. 2.7 can apply critical thinking and rationalise decisions in a professional manner. 2.8 can prepare, organise and implement challenging projects. 2.9 have acquired an open-minded, independent, innovative and responsible way of thinking. 3. Competences: Degree holders can appl ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. German, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have mastered the main concepts and theories in the field of German language, literature, national life, history, literature and art.1.2. Students have acquired a knowledge and understanding of the diversity of German as a language and of the varying cultures of the German-speaking community. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students have acquired the language and are familiar with the studies on it (grammar, linguistics). 2.2. Students have acquired an extensive knowledge of the culture and literary history of nations in which German is the mother language, as well as the principal literary concepts and theories.2.3. Students have gained knowledge and understanding in chosen areas within the field, such as translation, history, culture, national life, business German, German for tourism, and the teaching of German as a foreign language. The scope of knowledge covers the most recent findings in the field. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students have understood many kinds of challenging and complex texts and comprehended their direct and indirect meaning. 3.2. Students are able to express themselves unimpeded and fluently with good pronunciation (without needing to search for words or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning, even in complex contexts.3.3. Students are able to use the language (in discussions and in writing) persuasively and successfully in a social, academic and professional setting.3.4. Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Icelandic as a second language, BA

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has acquired a sound knowledge of the Icelandic language system and the various registers in Icelandic1.2. The student has acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of the main grammatical concepts and is able to apply them in an analysis of Icelandic1.3. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic literary history from its inception until the present and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the main literary genres1.4. The student has acquired a sound grasp of Icelandic history and is able to provide a satisfactory description of the development of Icelandic society from the settlement until the present 2. Skills2.1. The student is able to apply effectively the different methods and theories used in Icelandic language and literary research2.2. The student is able to understand without difficulty discussions in Icelandic on a wide variety of topics, comprehending their direct as well as indirect meaning and nuances2.3. The student is able to express her- or himself in Icelandic with clarity and in a nuanced manner on a wide variety of topics2.4. The student is able to read and understand without difficulty long, challenging and complex texts in Icelandic and comprehends any allusions and nuances2.5. The student is able to write reasonably flawless texts in Icelandic about everyday topics as well as academic matter2.6. The student is able to give a clear, analytical account of literary or linguistic topics in Icelandic and convincingly argue her/his main conclu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Physics, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies in physics at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS degree in physics or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 or higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 or 90 ECTS units. The MS degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of physics. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of physics. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of the masters degree 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 broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within physics 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 physics in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.4. The student has acquired the ability ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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