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M.Sc. On Campus

Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords

18 months
2038 EUR/year
1019 EUR/year
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Coastal and Marine Management is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program in natural resource management at University Centre of the Westfjords. The program is especially built on the principle and practice of biology, sociology and economics

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The Coastal and Marine Management  program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords  in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður. The language of teaching and general communication is English. 

Study structure

The program comprises of 120 ECTS credits. It is divided into four semesters, starting with ten months of intensive courses taught in three consecutive semesters (in total 75 ECTS credits), and seven months allotted to the student‘s final project, 45 ECTS credits. Study breaks are during Christmas and Easter. Up to half of the program‘s courses are classified as core courses and the remaining courses are classified as elective courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arctic Ocean Governance
  • Coastal and Marine Ecology
  • Coastal and Marine Management: Theory and Tools
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Human Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • February 15 - First deadline
  • April 15 - Second deadline*
*Non-EU/EEA citizens: we recommend to apply before the first deadline.  




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Conditions for acceptance into the Coastal and Marine Management program are that the applicant must have completed an undergraduate university degree with first grade, regardless of whether it is a BA, BSc or BEd. 
  • Candidates can come from diverse education and work backgrounds, as the interdisciplinary nature of study is based on many fields such as ecology, economics, social sciences, conservation and management
  • English is the communication and educational language of the program. It is anticipated that applicants from Iceland, Scandinavia and the English-speaking countries possess adequate skills in the language. Other applicants must demonstrate sufficient English skills (CEFR level C1) with a recognised test. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2038 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2038 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1019 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1019 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA: ISK 150,000
  • Non-EU/EEA: ISK 300,000

Living costs for Ísafjörður

122000 - 164000 ISK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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