University of Iceland

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The Faculty of Social and Human Sciences has the ambition to offer vigorous and challenging studies. The goal is that students graduating from the faculty have a solid education, which will provide many opportunities upon completion of studies. It also offers a Master of Arts in Sociology at University of Iceland.

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At the conclusion of the Master of Arts in Sociology at University of Iceland, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below:

  • The student has broadened end deepened his/her knowledge of sociology. 
  • The student shall have acquired a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge and research methods.
  • The student has acquired a deeper knowledge of the applied uses of sociology in a particular field.
  • The student is familiar with the main research methods in his/her area of concentration.
  • The student is familiar with the presumptions and concepts of social scientific methodology.
  • The student is familiar with different research methods within sociology.
  • The student has acquired a broader overview of his/her area of expertise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Youth and adolescence: Crime, health and leisure
  • Globalization, working life and diversity  
  • Health and Inequality
  • Crime in Iceland
  • Crime and Social Deviance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April and for undergraduate studies until 5 June.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

BA, B.Ed, BS degree with First Class grades or equivalent.Students not holding a BA degree in Sociology are required to take three undergraduate courses in Sociology or have completed equivalent courses: Methodology: Social Science Research Methods., Statistics I: Introduction and a course in Socilogical Theory.

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.

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


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