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Law, Doctorate


180 ECTS - Doctoral

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The Faculty of Law offers a structured doctoral programme upon completion of a master's degree. The programme is 180 ECTS towards a Ph.D. degree.

About the Studies

A doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Law is worth 150 ECTS. In conjunction with dissertation work doctoral students shall attend classes, depending on the research proposal, e.g. in methodology and legal philosophy. Those doctoral students who completed their master's studies at an Icelandic university are required to complete part of their doctoral studies abroad.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

MA honors degree in Law

Contact us

Faculty of Law
Gimli, (1st floor),Sæmundargata
102 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tel: +354 525 4376
Fax: +354 525 4388 

Opening hours:
Week days:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m.