West Nordic Studies
120 ECTS - MA degree
West Nordic Studies: Governance and Sustainable Management is a multidisciplinary Master’s Programme (120 ECTS) in West Nordic Studies (WNS) offered jointly by five partner universities, the Faroe Islands, University of Greenland, University of Akureyri in Iceland, University of Iceland and Nord University in Norway.
About the Studies
The programme aims to provide specific knowledge of the Circumpolar North, combined with abilities to manage and link contemporary issues and past developments on orientation in the major themes of the present debate on societal challenges. The objective is to increase knowledge of the common issues of the area.
The West Nordic Studies programme at the University of Iceland focuses on society, nature and resources in the Arctic. This specialization builds on and intertwines two well-established disciplines within the University, Small State Studies under Political Science and the interdisciplinary Environment and Natural Resources programme.
Applicants must have completed a BA/BS/B.Ed. or a comparable degree with first class grades. First class refers to grade point average of at least 7.25 on a scale from 1-10. This is regardless of the subject of previous degrees.
All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (85) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency