Academic programmes at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies is the oldest faculty at the University of Iceland. In recent years programmes have become increasingly diverse, and an increased emphasis has been placed on religious studies.
Teaching within the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies takes place, to a large extent, on level 2 of the Main Building at the university, and in particular in room 229, opposite the University Chapel. The faculty offers the following degree programmes:
- Theology, B.A.
- Candidatus theologiæ (cand. theol.) degree, upon completion of a B.A. degree
- Magistra der Theologie (mag. theol.) degree, for those students enrolling autumn 2007 or later
- Theology - Deacon Studies, B.A.
- Religious studies, interdisciplinary programme
- Theology, M.A.
- Theology, Ph.D.
Academic programmes at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies are measured in credits and 60 ECTS are equivalent to full-time studies for one academic year. Each credit is the equivalent of one workweek of studies. Teaching mostly takes place in the form of lectures and discussions. Lecturers announce the format of assessment and examinations at the start of each course. As teaching commences, lecturers submit a teaching schedule and book list. Lecturers can be contacted during publicised office hours, or by prior arrangement.