M.Sc. in Planning
AUI offers one formal M.Sc. Programme in Planning. The Programme combines planning theory and practice and the study of Icelandic circumstances, aiming for sustainable development and the creation of a liveable environment. The study emphasizes individual work as well as practical case studies where students tackle real problems, thus practising skills for independent work. Graduating students have gained necessary knowledge of planning required for certification by the Icelandic Planners Association.
Individually designed M.Sc.
Other M.Sc. Programmes are designed as an individually planned study scheme with only two compulsory courses given at AUI, Philosophy of Science and Research Methodology, with the possibility to fulfil coursework partly at other qualified academic institutions. The aims of the programme are to provide individual scientific education and training in the relevant field of science. The general rule is that the research project is either 60 or 90 ECTS.
The aim of the Doctoral Programme is to give students sound research training within selected academic fields. The Programme is run jointly with the Centre of Graduate Studies at the University of Iceland (UI) and comparable rules and regulations apply as at the UI. The research project makes up the largest part of the programme (150 out of 180 ECTS) and courses can be taken at another Icelandic or foreign university. AUI co-operates with various other universities, both domestic and international, with regard to mutual recognition of studies. There is, for example, a long standing formal co-operation between the Agricultural and Veterinary Universities of the Nordic Countries (NOVA University -Network), with joint courses being offered and a mutual recognition of coursework.
ECTS course catalogue – includes complete descriptions in of all courses offered in English and Icelandic.
Programm director is Bjarni D. Sigurdsson