Master On Campus

Aquatic Biology and Fisheries

24 months
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The Aquatic Biology and Fisheries at University of Iceland emphasizes freshwater and marine ecology and fisheries in sub-Arctic environments. 


Key facts:

  • The Aquatic Biology and Fisheries program at the University of Iceland combines classroom instruction and hands-on data analysis, field studies and thesis research. The teachers and supervisors are experts at MRI and University of Iceland, in conjunction with other Icelandic faculty and scientists. 
  • Students completing the program can expect to graduate with the conceptual and practical skills necessary to tackle problems in aquatic science and fisheries.
  • The program course content and potential thesis projects take advantage of the academic strengths and practical experience of specialists in fisheries biology and stock assessment, ecological modelling and statistics, limnology, marine ecology, oceanography, population genetics, environmental biology, marine mammals and aquatic birdlife. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine and freshwater ecosystems 
  • Fish Ecology 
  • Stock assessment
  • Research methods for Fish, Marine and Freshwater Biology
  • Research Studies and the Scientific Community
  • Biometry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BS degree in biology or equivalent with minimum average grade of 6.5. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary course requirements before starting the actual MS programme. 
  • Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  • Letters of recommendation should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the University of Iceland electronically by e-mail

Tuition Fee

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The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is ISK 75,000. (aprox. 540 euros or 576 USD)

Living costs for Reykjavik

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.


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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