120 ECTS - MS degree
120 ECTS credits have to be completed for the qualification, organized as a two-year programme. The MS thesis is 60 ECTS credits and courses or other studies 60 ECTS credits.
About the program
An education in earth sciences at the University of Iceland aims to prepare students to participate and advance in most fields of earth sciences.
- BS degree in geophysics or similar subjects with minimum average grade of 6.5 from the University of Iceland (on a scale from 1 to 10) or a comparable degree and average grade from another university. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary courses requirements before starting the actual MS programme.
- 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