The Master in Small State Studies - Small States in Europe at University of Iceland offers a detailed study of small state theories based on the literature on the state and the international system.
It also emphasizes:
- the opportunities and constraints facing small states in Europe
- how they are affected by and have responded to the process of European integration
- new security threats
- globalization and other challenges.
Special attention is devoted to the Nordic states and their reactions to European integration. Another particular focus will be on Iceland's position - as a small state - in the international system. A detailed study of small states in Europe and internationally has never been so important. A vast majority of member states in today's European Union are most often categorised as small states.
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- The Power Potential of Small States in the European Union
- Small States Theory: Opportunities and Constraints of Small States in the International System
- European Security Institutions and Small States
- Term Paper in Small States Studies
- Small States and Arctic Governance
- Small States in Europe: Towards a cross-disciplinary approach
- Term Paper: Small States in Europe: Towards a cross-disciplinary approach
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April.
DisciplinesLiterature European Studies Political Science
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Satisfactory Grade Average
- Adequate command of English
- Completion of Preparatory Reading List before enrolment
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.
Students at the University of Iceland do not pay tuition fees, only an annual registration fee of ISK 75,000 (530 EUR)
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