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For higher education, a master is a great option. Programs can last about two years with a requirement somewhere between 12 and 18 courses at the graduate level. Field of study options may vary widely, allowing students to tailor their education to their needs.Situated at the confluence of Arctic and North Atlantic oceans, the Republic of Iceland is known to be a Nordic Island country. The educati… Read more

For higher education, a master is a great option. Programs can last about two years with a requirement somewhere between 12 and 18 courses at the graduate level. Field of study options may vary widely, allowing students to tailor their education to their needs.

Situated at the confluence of Arctic and North Atlantic oceans, the Republic of Iceland is known to be a Nordic Island country. The education sector is handled by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The curriculum's and policies are thus outlined by the ministry.

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course is an in-depth analysis of the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) process, illustrating the variety of outcomes possible, exploring specific tools and techniques, and re ... +

The course is an in-depth analysis of the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) process, illustrating the variety of outcomes possible, exploring specific tools and techniques, and relating the theory of MSP to practice by way of examining specific case studies worldwide. The challenges, lessons learned, and future opportunities for MSP will also be explored from an applied perspective. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
15 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Maritime Anthropology is about the social and cultural dimensions of coastal communities through the lens of anthropology. The course focuses on the relationship ... +

The course in Maritime Anthropology is about the social and cultural dimensions of coastal communities through the lens of anthropology. The course focuses on the relationship between humans and the marine environment in contemporary and historical human cultures. The course includes an examination of archaeological records, histories of environmental change, cultural heritage, and the record from submerged landscapes and coastal sites. Attention will be paid to the conflicts of development vs. conservation and current threats to the coastal zones. Students will learn about anthropological theories, traditional and local knowledge, maritime history, and folklore. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Migration and Population Development provides an overview of theories and research on migration and population development from the perspectives of economics, ge ... +

The course in Migration and Population Development provides an overview of theories and research on migration and population development from the perspectives of economics, geography, and social sciences. Historic patterns of migration and population trends will be related to current developments. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

This course Outlook to the Future: Coastal Arctic Scenarios centers on different future scenarios regarding the Arctic. Different stakeholder groups, their views, and interest ... +

This course Outlook to the Future: Coastal Arctic Scenarios centers on different future scenarios regarding the Arctic. Different stakeholder groups, their views, and interests in the Arctic will be presented and discussed. Pressing themes, such as minority and indigenous rights, resource use and extraction, political development and international cooperation will be explored through theories and methodologies such as strategic foresight and strategic impact assessments (SIA). Students will thus be equipped with the ability to develop critical thinking about ongoing economic, political, and social changes and their implications. The course will draw on existing academic outputs and apply practical ‘tools-based’ exercises. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course Pollution in the Coastal Arctic introduces students to the chemistry related to contamination in the coastal zone. Chemical interactions in the interface of the sea ... +

The course Pollution in the Coastal Arctic introduces students to the chemistry related to contamination in the coastal zone. Chemical interactions in the interface of the sea, land, and air will be explained along with the transport of pollutants. The state of the coastal zones in the world will be discussed, as well as regional, national, and international monitoring practices and programs. An introduction to designing a monitoring program will be presented. Further, insight into our own lifestyle and the effects we have on the environment will be discussed. A special focus will be placed on the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and heavy metals on living organisms, with special emphasis on sea-birds. Emphasis is also placed on environmental chemistry, where students gain insights into chemical analyses and ecotoxicology. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
01 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Public Policy provides an overview of regional and rural policy from a global perspective. A special emphasis is on the distinction between top-down and bottom-u ... +

The course in Public Policy provides an overview of regional and rural policy from a global perspective. A special emphasis is on the distinction between top-down and bottom-up policies as they relate to neoliberalism and the welfare state. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Regional Policy Evaluation provides an overview of the concepts, processes, and methods of policy and program evaluation in the field of regional policies. Stude ... +

The course in Regional Policy Evaluation provides an overview of the concepts, processes, and methods of policy and program evaluation in the field of regional policies. Students learn how to plan, prepare, and conduct an evaluation, as well as disseminate the evaluation findings of regional policies and development programs in various contexts. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
31 May 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The reduction of Arctic sea ice creates increased opportunities for offshore maritime industries. This course uses the developments in the Arctic as a basis for providing an i ... +

The reduction of Arctic sea ice creates increased opportunities for offshore maritime industries. This course uses the developments in the Arctic as a basis for providing an interdisciplinary introduction to offshore activities, the different actors involved, and how the actors affect coastal communities and management of maritime industries. Examples from outside the Arctic will provide context and serve as a basis for comparison for global trends. Students will gain a deeper academic understanding of how environmental, socioeconomic and political drivers have impacted offshore activities such as shipping, navigation, port operations, offshore petroleum, seabed mining, power and telecommunications, security, piracy, and local community‘s socio-economic development. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
17 May 2021
17 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Sociology of Rural and Remote Communities introduces sociological perspectives on rural and remote communities with an emphasis on the multifaceted tension betwe ... +

The course in Sociology of Rural and Remote Communities introduces sociological perspectives on rural and remote communities with an emphasis on the multifaceted tension between social structure and individual agency, solidarity and conflict, and local revitalization in an era of intensified globalization. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Sustainable Aquaculture focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquacu ... +

The course in Sustainable Aquaculture focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquaculture. Different aquaculture systems and production methods will be examined. The major theme will be the environmental aspects of aquaculture. This includes feed-stuff problems, alternative fish feed ingredients, and IMTA approaches (Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture). -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
19 Apr 2021
19 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course Sustainable Waste Management in Coastal Communities provides a general overview on waste management by defining waste by looking at sources and characteristics of d ... +

The course Sustainable Waste Management in Coastal Communities provides a general overview on waste management by defining waste by looking at sources and characteristics of different waste types. In addition, the risk potential and corresponding disposal options of waste, under consideration of the waste hierarchy (prevention, reuse, recycling, disposal), are presented. Legal aspects such as international agreements on waste export and the impact of waste on the environment are discussed from a global point of view with local examples for specific issues. Waste logistics are also taught in this class. They are an important issue that is also connected to social and economic aspects. Sustainable waste management is challenging in a coastal and marine environment, especially in connection with extreme climate conditions. Issues like small-scale recycling and recovery, waste transport, marine and coastal pollution through intended and unintended waste dumping, interaction with wildlife, the impact of ship cruise tourism are thus part of this course. A special focus of the course will be laid on waste prevention in general and food waste prevention specifically. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
14 Jun 2021
14 May 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

In the course The Blue Economy and Coastal Communities, different approaches to achieve the sustainable use and conservation of ocean resources for improved wellbeing, social ... +

In the course The Blue Economy and Coastal Communities, different approaches to achieve the sustainable use and conservation of ocean resources for improved wellbeing, social equity, and healthy aquatic ecosystems will be discussed. The course focuses on the blue economy paradigm, which connects environmental, social, and economic sustainability by promoting the improvement of human wellbeing and social equity. The Blue Economy has gained attention among government organizations, development agencies, politicians, academics, entrepreneurs, and businesses as being a new integrated approach to community and regional development. Different economic sectors that play an important role in coastal community development will be examined, such as aquaculture, marine biotechnology, energy, trade, tourism, construction, and marine services. This course shifts the attention from traditional economic analysis to alternative economic models and measures. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course The Global Context covers policymaking and the regulatory framework that coastal areas are facing today in an increasingly international setting. The impact of glob ... +

The course The Global Context covers policymaking and the regulatory framework that coastal areas are facing today in an increasingly international setting. The impact of global policies on local environments and regional development will be examined in this course. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
17 May 2021
17 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Understanding a Regional Economy provides a "model" of a regional economy by defining the mechanisms underlying the "demand-side" and the "supply-side" of the ec ... +

The course in Understanding a Regional Economy provides a "model" of a regional economy by defining the mechanisms underlying the "demand-side" and the "supply-side" of the economy and exploring how these interact to shape economic activity rates in the short run as well as more complex adjustments and their impacts, such as on competitiveness and trade. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Welfare and development: Concepts and indicators critically engages a range of commonly available socioeconomic indicators while alternative indices, such as the ... +

The course in Welfare and development: Concepts and indicators critically engages a range of commonly available socioeconomic indicators while alternative indices, such as the Nordic Welfare Indicators, will be presented and discussed too. Students will learn about key concepts in welfare economics and the meanings of everyday categorizations such as a "good place to live", "healthy economy" and "vibrant community". -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
15 Mar 2021
Campus
 

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