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International affairs

International Affairs

120 ECTS - MA degree

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The scope of international affairs and the work of international organizations and associations has grown greatly in recent years. The program is intended to meet the growing need for well-educated staff with knowledge of international affairs, whether in companies, interest groups, public institutions or municipalities.

About the studies

MA in International Affairs is designed as a two year full time studies programmes (120 ECTS). Students complete 90 ECTS in courses and write an MA-thesis that carries the weight of 30 ECTS. Students can specialize in on of ten fields if they so choose.

Diverse studies

A variety of elective courses are offered and students can specialise in various fields, e.g. in European affairs, small state studies, comparative politics and security studies.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

BA, B.Ed., BS degree or equivalent with First Class grades. 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.

Social life

Students at the Faculty of Political Science run strong student associations that protect the students' interests and organise various events during the academic year. is a website containing useful information for students at the University.

Contact us

Student service at the School of Social Sciences

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