The Master programme is a 120 ECTS graduate programme in law, equivalent to the candidatus degree, requiring students to complete 90 ECTS in courses and a 30 ECTS final project. Those students completing the master's programme in law bear the degree title magister juris (mag.jur.). This programme is taught in Icelandic.
Admission requirements are a BA degree in law from UI or an equivalent programme from another university. Application deadlines are 15th April for the autumn semester and 15th October for the spring semester.
The Magister Juris degree bestows the right to work as a lawyer in Iceland. A Masters degree or similar degree in law is a prerequisite to working as a lawyer.
Study programme taught in English:
Single courses taught in English- open to exchange students:
- Basic Course in Public International Law
- Comparative Public Law
- EU-EEA Law I
- EU-EEA Law II
- International Environmental Law and Sustainble Development
- International Human Rights Law
- EU Environmental Law
- Natural Resources Law (Basic Course)
- Law of the Sea
- International Economic Law
- Seminar-Toward Arctic Marine Ecosystems Protections in Offshore Oil Development: The Case of the Jan Mayen region.
- Seminar - The United States Legal System and American Constitutional Law
- Power and Law in Early Europe and Iceland 10ECTS /6ECTS
The Faculty of Law is based in Lögberg. Reading facilities in the building are exemplary, and students have access to their own reading room, with a capacity for roughly 90 students, which is virtually unheard of at the university.