120 ECTS - MS degree
Are you interested in studies that can advance our knowledge of the determinants of health within communities?
Would you like practical training in the methods and interpretation of population-based research?
Mode of study
Cross- departmental electives and an independent research thesis enables students to shape their study plan around their area of interest.
Students have the option of exchange studies for part of the program.
Do note that while we try to accommodate the programme to international students as possible, language of instruction in some courses might be Icelandic.
Further information in the Course Catalogue
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree (BS, BA, or comparable) from an accredited college/university. A specific field of study is not required, but our students are expected to have a solid background in methodology. International applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score as proof of English proficiency. Minimum scores accepted are 79 on the TOEFL internet based test or a IELTS score of 6,5. Applicants are evaluated for entrance, based on the following criteria:
- Grade point average (in general a GPA equivalent to the Icelandic 7,25 (first) is a prerequisite for admission).
- Performance in specific courses, such as methodology and statistics.
- Statement of purpose and objectives.