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English - BA


180 ECTS - BA degree

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During this programme students will master the main concepts, methods and theories in the areas of language and culture, business, society, history, literature and art.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate studies

Icelandic matriculation examination (stúdentspróf: school leaving examination from secondary school) or equivalent qualification. New students must have English language proficiency on the C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. TOEFL 93, IELTS 7.0.

Students can be exempt from providing a TOEFL or IELTS score if either of the following criteria is met:

  • A complete bachelor or masters degree taught in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK or the US (however, please be aware that if your degree is a collaboration between a university in one of these countries and a second country not on the list, it will not count for this exemption). Please note that a bachelor or masters degree taught in English does not fulfil the requirement unless it is one of the specific cases listed above.

Contact us

The office of School of Humanities is located at the 3rd floor of the Main Building, Sæmundargata 1. Opening hours are from 10-12 and 13-15 on weekdays.

You can call us at +354 5254400 or send us an e-mail at

Our students can use the University Service Desk as the point of access for all service.