The University Centre of the Westfjords

The University Centre of the Westfjords
Stunning Iceland
Are you ready for an adventure in Iceland?
The University Centre of the Westfjords, in Ísafjörður Iceland, offers a multidisciplinary master’s program in Coastal and Marine Management. The program is especially built on the principle and practice of biology, sociology, economics and business studies. By the end of the program students understand the innumerable and valuable resources of the coast and oceans, understand their significance, and have versed themselves in methods and skills to manage the sustainable utilisation of these resources.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.
Why Coastal and Marine Management?
Coastal and Marine Management in Iceland The program is internationally oriented, entirely taught in English, and both students and instructors come from a diverse range of countries.

The program brings together people of different backgrounds who share their experience, knowledge, and ideas in a small-scale, creative and fertile intellectual environment, with the goal of finding ways of using natural resources in a sustainable way.

The program prepares you for diverse positions in both the public and private sectors, for example in fields like resource and land use planning, environmental impact assessment, consulting work, teaching and research.
Student life
Students at The University Centre of the Westfjords The Westfjords are the most remote region in Iceland and stand at the gates of the Arctic. In the Westfjords, Iceland is as you imagined it: magnificent and untouched. Fishing villages nestle in deep fjords between breath taking mountains, and a new stretch of shoreline greets travellers as they round every headland.

Ísafjörður is the largest town in the Westfjords, and has all the services that you will need. There are superb sports facilities, including winter sports and mountain activities.

Our students areextremely active in the community and participate in sports, outdoor activities and the music and cultural life of the area. The Student Association Ægir has a website where you can learn more about student life in the Westfjords.
Tuition and coast of living
Studying in Icleand at The University Centre of the WestfjordsThe annual fee for the program is ISK 150.000 (approximately 980 €) for students from the European Economic Area (EEA) and ISK 300.000 (approximately 1.960 €) for students from other countries.

The estimated cost of living in Iceland, calculations made by the Icelandic Student Loan Fund, is about ISK 140,600 per month for one person. You can expect the rent for a single room in Ísafjörður to be around ISK 30.000-40.000. Some examples of the coast of other daily needs:
  • Loaf of bread ISK 400
  • 1 litre of milk ISK 120
  • Half a litre of beer at a café ISK 900
  • Bottle of wine ISK 1.500+
  • Lunch at a restaurant ISK 1.500
All further information about the program is available on the Coastal and Marine Management website. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • Masters
    • Masters in Coastal and Marine Management
    • 18 months
    • Iceland

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