University of Iceland

Welcome to the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

The Faculty offers a diverse variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes

Social and Human Sciences

Doctoral programmes

Doctoral programmes

Doctoral programmes (Ph.D)

The Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Iceland offers 4-6 year Ph.D programmes in all of the following fields:


Career Counselling and Guidance

Development Studies 

Disability studies


Information Science

Museum studies

Old Nordic Religion


Application deadlines:
15. April for studies starting in the fall semester
15. October for studies starting in the spring semester

Deadlines for all non-Icelandic/Non nordic applicants:
1. February for both semesters.

All applicants for the doctoral studies must fill in and send an electronic application form along with the necessary supporting documents.
The online application form is available on the International students page from the beginning of December  until 1 February.

For further information, contact Jóhanna Vernharðsdóttir,

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