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Tourism Studies

Tourism Studies

120 ECTS - MS degree

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120 ECTS credits have to be completed for the qualification, organized as a two-year programme. The MS thesis is 60 ECTS credits, and courses or other studies 60 ECTS credits.

About the programme

There are three different specializations available

Tourism Studies
Material Culture

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

  1. A BS or BA degree or equivalent with minimum average grade of 7,25. In addition there may be some preliminary course requirements before starting the actual MS programme. Students who have not finished a bachelor's degree in tourism studies need to take extra credits. See specialization: Tourism Studies.
  2. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  3. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  4. Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the University of Iceland electronically by e-mail (PDF file as attachment) to

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