Master's Degree in Geographic Sciences in Westfjords in Iceland

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Geographic Sciences

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Geographic sciences is a field that encompasses human activity and the physical makeup of planet Earth. Studies in this field can include the interaction between the two, as well as the technology used for data analysis.

Situated at the confluence of Arctic and North Atlantic oceans, the Republic of Iceland is known to be a Nordic Island country. The education sector is handled by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The curriculum's and policies are thus outlined by the ministry.

Westfjords is peninsula located in northwestern Iceland lying on the Denmark Strait. It is renowned for its heavy snowing that is known to cover roads for several months in the year.

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Master in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 Iceland Ísafjörður

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. [+]

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is specially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macroeconomics and geography/planning. By the end of the program, students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. 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.... [-]