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The Coastal and Marine Management at the University Centre of the West Fjords introduces students to various methods for managing marine and coastal areas, based on economic, social, and environmental considerations.

The program consists of core courses and elective courses, plus the thesis. Core subjects are taught mainly at the beginning of the program, as they form the basis for subsequent teaching. The program focuses on management and courses promote an interdisciplinary approach. 

The curriculum is structured so that the courses give students a holistic view of the subject, at the same time as remaining accessible to external students. Emphasis is placed on practical approaches and solutions to real-life problems, always based upon principles of sustainable development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coastal and Marine Management Theory and Tools
  • Coastal and Marine Ecology for non-biologists
  • Coastal and Marine Ecology for biologists
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA SEA)
  • Arctic Futures
  • Arctic Ocean Governance
  • Communicating Climate Change
  • Resource Economics and Policy
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Processes of Coastal and Marine Environment

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Conditions for acceptance into the Coastal and Marine Management Master's program in Iceland are that the applicant must have completed an undergraduate university degree, regardless of if it is a BA, BSc or BEd. Applicants fill out an application form and return it together with a cover letter.
  • Candidates can come from diverse education and work backgrounds, as the interdisciplinary nature of study is based on many fields; especially in economics, ecology, social sciences 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2157 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2157 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1078 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1078 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
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  • 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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