The Coastal Communities and Regional Development offered by University Centre of the West Fjords is especially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macro-economics and geography/planning.
By the end of the program students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development, and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it.
The language of teaching and general communication is English.
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- Iceland's Environment and Natural Resources
- Approaches and perspectives from geography
- Sociology of rural and remote communities
- Environmental impact assessment (EIA SEA)
- Arctic Ocean Governance
- Communicating Climate Change
- Resource Economics and Policy
- Public policy
- Understanding a regional economy
- Outlook to the Future: Coastal Arctic Scenarios
- From extraction to attraction: Coastal communities in an era of leisure and tourism
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- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- The program starts in late August.
- Non-EEA/EU: 15th February
- EEA/EU: The first application deadline for applicants from Iceland or the is 15th April, and the second deadline is 5thJune.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Geography Environmental Economics & Policy View 5 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Iceland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Conditions for acceptance into the Coastal Communities and Regional Development program are that the applicant must have completed an undergraduate university degree, regardless of if it is a BA, BSc or BEd. Applicants fill out an application form and return it together with a cover letter.
- Candidates can come from diverse education and work backgrounds, as the interdisciplinary nature of the study is based on many fields; especially in geography, social sciences and macro-economics.
- English is the communication and educational language of the program. It is anticipated that applicants from Iceland, Scandinavia and the English-speaking countries possess adequate skills in the language.
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International2157 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2157 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEA1078 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1078 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
- EU/EEA - ISK 150,000
- Non EU/EEA - ISK 300,000
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.