International Affairs

University of Iceland

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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The Master of Arts in International Affairs at University of Iceland is a 120 ECTS credit practical and theoretical study program. The aim of the study is to prepare students for the labor market and/or further research work.


Upon completion of the Master of Arts in International Affairs at University of Iceland the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below:

  • Has broad knowledge of the academic field of international affairs and the relevant research methods used within it
  • Is knowledgeable about the connections between international and domestic affairs and the role of international organizations
  • Has acquired knowledge of a specific subject of international affairs through the completion of a research project
  • Can provide arguments for their findings
  • Can place contemporary theoretical and analytical knowledge in international affairs in the context of relevant research
  • Is familiar with relevant research methods, theories, and ethical issues in international affairs, in particular as concerns Iceland and small states in general

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and International Relations
  • Negotiations
  • Practical Statistics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Small States Theory: Opportunities and Constraints of Small States in the International System

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. 




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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Satisfactory Grade Average
  • Adequate command of English
  • Completion of Preparatory Reading List before enrolment

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.

Students at the University of Iceland do not pay tuition fees, only an annual registration fee of ISK 75,000 (477 EUR)


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.

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