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School of Humanities

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities at The University of Iceland offers diverse academic programmes in the humanities and has a great deal to offer to both exchange and regular international students. Among the main attractions are BA and Practical Diploma programmes in Icelandic as a Second Language and MA degrees in Medieval Icelandic Studies and Viking and Medieval Norse Studies.


Medieval Icelandic Studies

are aimed at providing postgraduate students with the necessary tools to study Old/Medieval Icelandic texts in the original and in their manuscript context, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary study.


Icelandic as a Second Language

Icelandic as a second language comprises two main sections: a language component, where students receive instruction and training in writing, speaking and understanding modern Icelandic, and a cultural component, which deals with the language, literature and history of Iceland. More information.

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The Office of the School of Humanities is located at the 3rd floor of the Main Building, Sæmundargata 1. Opening hours are weekdays from 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00.

You can call us at +354 525 4400 or send us an email at

Our students can use the University Service Desk as the point of access for all services.