Reykjavik University

Introduction
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Reykjavik University - Iceland's centre for learning and innovation

Reykjavik University (RU) is a modern, dynamic university situated in the heart of Iceland’s capital.

RU focuses on excellence in teaching, research, entrepreneurship, technology development and co-operation with the business sector. The University provides students with a strong academic foundation, cutting-edge practical experience and extensive connections with industry.

  • 3.500 registered students
  • 250 permanent faculty and staff
  • 8.61 recommendation score (on a 0-10 scale) among graduates in 2015
  • 84% of graduate students in 2015 said they were well prepared for employment
  • 3.7 peer-reviewed research articles, per year, per researcher in 2014

Studying at RU

Reykjavik University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes, taught in four schools: School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Science and Engineering and School of Law. RU also hosts a number of research institutes, which span the continuum from theoretical foundations to innovative applications. The University study programmes are designed in close collaboration with industry to ensure they are up to date with latest developments in the rapidly changing areas of engineering, computing, business and law.

  • Commitment to high academic standards and research excellence
  • Innovative, applied learning approach in real-world context
  • Interactive, small classes
  • Outstanding, modern facilities
  • Unique relations with industry and public institutions

Graduate Studies

RU graduate programmes are 90-120 ECTS and take two years of full-time study to complete. All departments offer graduate programmes taught in English.

Applications

Application deadline for graduate studies at Reykjavik University is April 30th for students within the EU/EEA. For other students, the application deadline is January 31st for both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Applicants should as a general rule have completed a matriculation examination or equivalent. Other education and experience are considered on an individual basis.
The academic year at RU is divided into two semesters. The autumn semester runs from mid-August to mid-December and the spring semester from January to May.
Information on the application process is available at en.ru.is/application-process
Information on courses, visa, insurance and housing is available at en.ru.is/services

International Relations

The geographical position of Iceland, located midway between Europe and North America, creates a unique platform for international collaboration. This enables Reykjavik University to conduct teaching, research and programme development in close co-operation with outstanding universities on both sides of the Atlantic. The University has approximately 200 partner universities around the world and continues to develop strategic co-operation agreements for student exchange, research collaboration and visiting professor programmes. The university participates in the Erasmus+ Programme and has established agreements with a number of leading European Universities on student exchange.

Campus

Set in one of the most beautiful areas of Reykjavik, the newly built campus offers students modern, first-rate facilities. All of RU’s operations take place under a single roof, where you’ll find the classrooms, library, IT support and student counselling. The building has well-equipped classrooms and students have 24-hour access to the spacious study facilities.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and home to 118,000 inhabitants, offers students a vibrant mix of culture,heritage, and leisure. It is a modern and vibrant city with a unique culture of entrepreneurship. Iceland is known for its unparalleled natural beauty and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Iceland Reykjavík

The MSc in Computer Science is a very flexible programme that allows students the opportunity to tailor their study plan to their own needs and ambitions. Students who demonstrate exceptional qualifications during the course can apply to enter the research-based route. In the past research work undertaken by our students has led to the international publication of the results. [+]

The MSc in Computer Science at Reykjavik University is a very flexible programme that allows students the opportunity to tailor their study plan to their own needs and ambitions. Students who demonstrate exceptional qualifications during the course can apply to enter the research-based route. In the past research work undertaken by our students has led to the international publication of the results.

Why study Computer Science at Reykjavik University? Small class sizes and close interaction between students and faculty Exceptional faculty that feature world-renowned professors Programmes can be tailored to student's interests Courses range from practical to theoretical Students can work on cutting-edge research with one of the many research centres The University is home to a number of research centres including Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Computer Science, Language Technology and Engineering Software Entry requirements Bachelors degree ... [-]

MSc International Business and Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Iceland Reykjavík

International business and marketing studies prepare students for working in an international business environment. The programmes aim to deepen the student´s understanding of marketing and the international business environment, as well as strengthen analytical and communication skills, and the ability to develop and make use of business opportunities in an international operating environment. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and become adept in using independent and scientific work methods. [+]

International business and marketing studies prepare students for working in an international business environment. The programmes aim to deepen the student´s understanding of marketing and the international business environment, as well as strengthen analytical and communication skills, and the ability to develop and make use of business opportunities in an international operating environment. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and become adept in using independent and scientific work methods.

The programme is taught in English but elective courses taught in Icelandic are also available. Our student body comes from all over the world, including a number of exchange students from our partner universities. Our curriculum is developed in consultation with leading Icelandic companies ensuring the content is relevant to today´s business environment. Semester abroad or Internship ... [-]