The Master in West Nordic Studies at University of Iceland includes studies in WNS home universities, joint intensive course at the University of Akureyri, studies completed at other partner universities and a Master’s thesis. WNS studies can be completed in four semesters. Each WNS student is required to complete at least 30 ECTS credits at another partner university abroad. The length of the study abroad period can vary according to the student’s individual study plan.
WNS will offer a comparative perspective in meeting the urgent challenges the region is facing today including:
- the social implications of climate change affecting scarce populations and micro-economies
- long distances
- limited working opportunities
- gender issues in society and education
- threats to indigenous culture and societal security
- contested issues of identity and cultural heritage; the quest for natural resources
- good governance and sustainable management.
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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- A BS degree from the Faculty with a grade point average of 6.5 or higher, or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements.
- All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
- Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
- Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
- The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is currently ISK 75,000(535EUR).
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