On completion of the Master of Science in Geology at University of Iceland the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level:
- The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a selected subject area within geology and has acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used.
- The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of geology in his/her area of expertise.
- The student is able to use his/her knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his/her field of expertise.
- The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate his/her opinions about his/her research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the field of study.
- The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to his/her field of study.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Effusive volcanism and lava flows
- Volcanic successions in Iceland
- Earth's surface geochemistry
- Geothermal Energy
- Ground Water Hydrology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April and for undergraduate studies until 5 June.
- BS degree in geology or similar subjects with minimum average grade of 6.5 from the University of Iceland (on a scale from 1 to 10) or a comparable degree and average grade from another university. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary courses requirements before starting the actual MS programme.
- 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,
- Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year 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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