120 ECTS - MS degree
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120 ECTS have to be completed for the qualification, organized as a two-year programme. The MS thesis is 60 ECTS (1) or 90 ECTS (2). Courses or other studies are 60 ECTS or 30 ECTS.
- A BS degree or equivalent with minimum average grade of 6.5. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary course requirements before starting the actual MS programme. Acceptance is dependent on the availability of a supervisor within the department.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org