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Applied Inter-American Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #351 (WUR) Reykjavik, Iceland
The faculty offers a Master of Arts in Applied Inter-American Studies at University of Iceland plus other academic programmes in Asian studies, Nordic languages, the major European and American languages in addition to classical languages.


The aims of the Master of Arts in Applied Inter-American Studies at University of Iceland are that students:

  • gain expert knowledge of the languages, history and literatures of the Americas.
  • can utilize their language(s) of expertise to disseminate research findings internationally.
  • are familiar with central issues in their field of expertise.
  • can utilize emergent expertise in their area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Culture and Communication 
  • Fundamentals in Web Communications  
  • Writing and Editing  
  • The Ancestry of English Words
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Race, Sex and Gender in African-American Literature: Research Project 

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 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

  • GPA 7.25 (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

A Bachelor’s degree with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 7.25. The student must also meet the language proficiency requirement set for graduate studies in the relevant language(s): English, French and/or Spanish. A BA-, B.Ed or a BS-essay in the undergraduate programme is a requirement for entering the MA

Tuition Fee

  • International

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  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
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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

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