What are interdisciplinary studies?
The University of Iceland is strategically positioned in the domestic higher education arena, offering highly diverse studies, allowing students to blend subjects from different disciplines, thereby attaining a unique education.
Demand for individuals with a diverse education is constantly growing, and the University of Iceland has responded to this evolution by making it easier for students to study more than one subject, and by offering various interdisciplinary programmes.
The interdisciplinary programmes are not the responsibility of a particular school or faculty, as several faculties contribute to the programmes. Students undertaking interdisciplinary studies can in most cases select the faculty they would like to graduate from, thereby determining the emphasis of their studies. However, this depends on programme regulations in each case, as well as an agreement made by the contributing faculties.
The university offers a number of interdisciplinary programmes at the postgraduate level:
- Applied Statistics, Master's, 120 ECTS
- Environment and Natural Resources, Master's, 120 ECTS
- Environment and Natural Resources, Doctorate, 180 ECTS
- Finance, M.Fin., 90 ECTS
- Marine Science, Master's, 120 ECTS
- Nordic Master in Gerontology, 120 ECTS
- Public Health Sciences, Master's, 120 ECTS
- Public Health Sciences, Doctorate, 180 ECTS
- Sexology, Diploma, 30 ECTS
- Speech Pathology, Master's, 120 ECTS
- Tax Law and Accounting, Master's, 90 and 120 ECTS
- Upper Secondary School Teaching, Masters and Postgraduate Diploma
- Viking and Medieval Norse Studies, Master's, 120 ECTS
Further information on the interdisciplinary programmes is available in the Course Catalogue.