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Environment and Natural Resources, MA/MS

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Master in Environment and Natural Resources at University of Iceland is a unique interdisciplinary and international programme that provides academic insight into the various aspects of environmental issues and the utilisation of natural resources.


Master in Environment and Natural Resources at University of Iceland is tailored to different student needs in terms of academic background and interests. 

The ENR programme is organised jointly by all of the University of Iceland Schools and students graduate from different Faculties, depending on their thesis advisor's home faculty. 

The ENR programme consists of:

  • core courses
  • restrictive electives
  • electives
  • a research thesis.

Students graduate with MA or MS in Environment and Natural Resources. 


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science communication and thesis writing 
  • Introduction to Environment and Natural Resources 
  • Sustainable Development, Environmental Policy and Resource Management 
  • Environmental Governance
  • Ecology B 
  • Ethics of Nature
  • Renewable energy: introduction 
  • Energy economics, energy policy and sustainable development 
  • Interdisciplinary group project within renewable energy 
  • Sustainable energy options 
  • Life-Cycle analysis 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • More details: Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April and for undergraduate studies until 5 June.
                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Credits
                  120 ECTS
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


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                Academic Requirements

                General Requirements

                Documents Required:
                • Online application form
                • Curriculum Vitae (CV): submitted online with the application form
                • Statement of Purpose: submitted online with the application form
                • Transcripts: submitted electronically AND in hard copy
                • Two Letters of Recommendation: submitted electronically by the referees OR in hard copy 
                • English Language Proficiency Requirement

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is currently ISK 75,000(535EUR).

                Living costs for Reykjavík

                • 178929 - 290400 ISK/month
                  Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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