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120 ECTS - MS degree

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120 ECTS have to be completed for the qualification. Organised as a two-year programme. The study is either 90 ECTS in courses and 30 ECTS in an individual project or 60 ECTS in courses and 60 ECTS in an individual project.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

  1. BS degree in engineering, computer science or natural/physical sciences, with a grade point average of 6.5 or higher. Students need to finish or have finished the following courses (or equivalent) in previous studies:
    TÖL104G Mathematical Structures for Computer Science
    TÖL101G Computer Science 1
    TÖL203G Computer Science 2
    LÍF109G Genetics
    LÍF403G Evolutionary Biology
    LÍF412M Molecular Genetics
  2. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  3. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  4. Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the University of Iceland electronically by e-mail (PDF file as attachment) to

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