Two Graduate Program Available: Coastal Studies in Iceland

Date: 
22 January 2019

Two Graduate Programs Available
Coastal Studies in Iceland
University Centre of the Westfjords
Ísafjörður, Iceland

Application deadline for non-European Union/non-European Economic Area citizens: 15 February 2019
Application deadline for European Union/European Economic Area citizens: 15 April 2019

For information about the Coastal Communities program and to apply, go to:
https://www.uw.is/communities/

For information about the Coastal and Marine Management program, and to apply, go to:
https://www.uw.is/coastal/

For questions, contact:
Catherine Chambers
Email: cat [at] uw.is

The University Centre of the Westfjords invites applications for two Master’s programs in coastal studies. These programs are located in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

The Master’s programs include Coastal Communities and Regional Development (Master of Arts) and Coastal and Marine Management (Master of Resource Management).

The Coastal Communities and Regional Development program focuses on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future, and includes coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic. Through the program, students will study the changes and challenges of coastal community development, and learn methods and skills to predict community development and management.

The Coastal and Marine Management program is a multidisciplinary Master’s program in natural resource management. Through this program, students learn about coastal and ocean resources, their significance, and methods to sustainably manage these resources.

Courses and thesis topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Community and stakeholder engagement,
  • Arctic ocean governance,
  • Marine spatial planning,
  • Communicating climate change,
  • Global to local economics and policy,
  • Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture,
  • Future scenario development,
  • Coastal tourism, and
  • Marine renewable energy.

Teaching and general communication will be done in English.

Application deadline for non-European Union/non-European Economic Area citizens: 15 February 2019
Applications deadline for European Union/European Economic Area citizens: 15 April 2019

For information about the Coastal Communities program and to apply, go to:
https://www.uw.is/communities/

For information about the Coastal and Marine Management program, and to apply, go to:
https://www.uw.is/coastal/

For questions, contact:
Catherine Chambers
Email: cat [at] uw.is