Agricultural University of Iceland

Graduate Studies

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.

Nordic MSc in Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes (EnCHiL Nordic Master)  - NEW PROGRAMME -
The Nordic Master in Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes (EnCHiL) provides high quality science education and practical experience, to train students in understanding and developing skills for addressing the changes that are happening at higher latitudes. EnCHiL offers unique hands-on experience in addressing Arctic issues in a multidisciplinary environment, giving the students opportunities to work in the wide network of the EnCHiL consortium, including partners in Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Estonia.
The two year programme includes courses and the development of a 30 ECTS research project. 

Application deadlines are Feb. 28th for international students, and April 15th for domestic students (in IS, SE, FI, SE, GL and DK).  Program webpage and application form:

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.

Doctoral Programme
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

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