Placeholder image for Geology

Geology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Reykjavik, Iceland
On the Master of Science in Geology at University of Iceland, the student will posses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of geology.

Overview

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 Structure

Courses include:
  •  Effusive volcanism and lava flows  
  • Volcanic successions in Iceland     
  • Earth's surface geochemistry
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Ground Water Hydrology
  • Paleoclimate

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

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

  • GPA 6.5 (10 points System)

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Free
    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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Check your fit
Check your budget and academic fit with this study

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?