University of Iceland

University of Iceland
The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.
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A modern, diversified, and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in over 400 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship:

  • Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering

Some of the resources available at the University are uniquely Icelandic. These include the manuscripts preserved in the Árni Magnússon Institute, Icelandic census records dating from 1703, exceptionally complete genealogical data, and climatological, glaciological, seismic, and geothermal records.

The University of Iceland also holds a leading role in sustainable energy and environmental research.

The University of Iceland has set itself the long-term goal of being ranked among the 100 best universities in the world and to employ internationally recognised quality standards in all appraisement of its work.

The University of Iceland offers programmes on three levels:

  • Three-year undergraduate programmes leading to a Bachelor's degree (BA/BS)
  • Two-year graduate programmes leading to a Master's degree (MA/MS/M.Ed.)
  • Three-year doctoral programmes (Ph.D./Ed.D.)

In addition to this, shorter diploma programmes are available at both the Bachelor and Master levels.

One year of full-time study amounts to 60 credits, 30 per semester. University of Iceland credits are equal to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). For further information, see the University's credit system.


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