University Centre of the Westfjords

University Centre of the Westfjords

Master's Program in Coastal and Marine Management


Sudurgata 12

Suðurgotu 12

Isafjoerdur, Vestfiroir 400


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Coastal and Marine Management (M.R.M. degree)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program is a resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draws on three different fields: ecology, politics and economics. Important issues of the present are at the core of the Coastal and Marine Management program: sustainable utilisation and conservation of arctic coastal and marine environments in the time of climate changes. The study covers big issues concerning transportation, tourism and coastal planning and exploitation of natural resources e.g. fisheries, fjord farming and aquaculture. Students examine the management methods used by the world's coastal nations, such as integrated coastal and marine management, which aim at maintaining the sustainability of coastal communities and resources. The program is internationally orientated and taught in English and should therefore attract both Icelandic and foreign students. All students accepted to the Coastal and Marine Management program will be invited to take a three-week course in Icelandic Language and Culture in August, free of charge. The Master's program will be taught in three-week modules, partly by Icelandic and partly by international, researchers and teachers. This diversity of students and teachers no doubt creates a fertile and dynamic learning and research environment on the very edge of Europe. The program is a collaborative effort of the University Centre of the Westfjords and the University of Akureyri in Iceland. The application deadline is 5th of June and applications are available online.


The program is accredited by the University of Akureyri

International Student Requirements:

Bachelors degree
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