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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

Student and Teaching Service at the School of Social Sciences

Gimli, Sæmundargata
102 Reykjavík, Iceland
Open weekdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tel. +354 525 4500