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West Nordic Studies

University of Iceland

24 months
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About

The objective of the West Nordic Studies programme at University of Iceland is to increase knowledge of the common issues of the area. The aim is to graduate candidates that can understand and meet the complicated challenges of coastal Norway, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands (the Nora region) as part of the Circumpolar North complexities and are able to strengthen networking in the area.

Overview

The West Nordic Studies programme at University of Iceland 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.

Upon successful completion of the programme the student shall:

  • Have abilities to understand and meet the complicated challenges of the peripheral regions of the Nordic countries as part of the Circumpolar North complexities.
  • Have abilities to manage and link present day issues and past developments on orientation in the major themes of the present debate on societal challenges.
  • Have a comparative perspective in meeting the urgent challenges the region is facing today, including the cultural, social, legal and political 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.
  • Have hands-on experience of contextual local knowledge in at least two different West Nordic Countries (Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland or Norway).
  • Have general knowledge and understanding of scientific methodology, theories and research traditions in multidisciplinary fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Small States and Arctic Governance 
  • Small States Theory: Opportunities and Constraints of Small States in the International System 
  • Environment and Natural Resources  
  • Ecological Economics  
  • Theories of International Relations    

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April. 

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • 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 should be submitted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is ISK 75,000. (aprox. 540 euros or 576 USD)

Living costs for Reykjavik

178929 - 290400 ISK /month
Living costs

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Funding

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