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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
ISK 150000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
ISK 300000 per year

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About Coastal Communities and Regional Development at University Centre of the Westfjords

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is especially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macro-economics and geography/planning. By the end of the program students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development, and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. The language of teaching and general communication is English. The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesISK 150000 per yearInternational course feesISK 300000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The annual fee is collected for each academic year and should be paid by June 30 each year before the coming academic year begins. Students pay the annual fee after they receive a letter of admission.

Entry requirements

English is the communication and educational language of the program. It is anticipated that applicants from Iceland, Scandinavia and the English-speaking countries possess adequate skills in the language. The same applies to students from universities where all instruction is in English. Other applicants must demonstrate sufficient English skills with recognised tests such as TOEFL, or equivalent.

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