Natural & Environmental Sciences
Individually designed M.Sc. program
Two year (120 ECTS) with 30-60 ECTS research project.
We offer individually designed graduate studies with in the faculties of the AUI.
Application deadline for M.Sc. program starting autumn semester is April 15th and for spring semester is October 15th. Student is responsible for choosing and working on his/hers research project under the guidance of a teacher within the faculties.
Program director for graduate studies Hlynur Óskarsson
The aim of this programme is to provide individual scientific education and training in any of the following areas: Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Forest Science, Restoration Ecology or Equine Science. In the near future, the AUI will also offer a M.Sc. degree in Landscape Architecture.
The research-based M.Sc. usually involves a 60 ECTS independent research project and 60 ECTS in courses. Only 14 ECTS are compulsory courses; a course in scientific writing, a course on research ethics, and (active participation in) graduate school seminars. The rest of the courses should support the student´s in his/hers individual research project. These can be taken at AUI or other qualified academic institutions within Iceland or abroad.
When a student applies to the research-based M.Sc., he/she will be appointed a contact person from AUI’s academic staff, if he/she hasn’t already found one. This person helps the student to develop a research project idea, find at least two qualified supervisors to form a M.Sc. committee, and to make suggestions on which courses should be included in the project plan. The course selection should support the research theme in a logical manner, fulfilling the general learning outcomes of AUI’s M.Sc. studies.