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Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is composed of four departments; Medicine, Physiotherapy, Radiology, and Biomedical Science.

The Faculty is a leading teaching and research institution in the field of medical science in Iceland. It has a strong connection to the University Hospital, giving the students opportunity to excellent training and work experience.

Tuition of medicine in Iceland commenced with the foundation of the College of Medicine in 1876. The Faculty of Medicine was one of the four faculties of the University when it was founded in 1911.

Numerous courses are offered each year in all four departments. The language of instruction is Icelandic but the majority of the literature and handouts are in English. For a list of courses taught in English, see here.

Undergraduate programmes

The Faculty of Medicine offers a programme leading to the degree of Candidatus Mediciae (Cand. Med) as well as undergratuate degree scheme which leads to the degree of Bachelor (BS) in Physiotherapy, Radiography and of Biomedical Science.  

Postgraduate Diploma programmes

The Faculty offers Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Radiography and in Biomedical Science.

MS programmes

The MSc programmes offered are in Biomedical Science, Radiography, and Health Sciences, as well as participating interdisciplinary programmes: Public Health Sciences and Speech Pathology.

Doctoral (PhD) programmes

There are facilities, for suitable candidates, to register for the degrees of PhD. The higher research degrees enable students who have the appropriate qualifications to study a particular topic in-depth.
The PhD programme offered are in Health Sciences, Medical Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physiotherapy and Publich Health Sciences.

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