School of Law
The School of Law offers ambitious and progressive programmes at undergraduate and graduate level with the aim of graduating outstanding lawyers capable of becoming leaders in their fields.
Studies at RU Law School consist of three years for a BA degree and two years for the ML degree. 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.
Law study at Reykjavík University is an ambitious programme, placing high demands on students and teachers. Emphasis is placed on encouraging initiative in students and training them in public speaking and presentation. Lectures form part of the instruction, but also include work sessions and seminars. Students are required to take an active part in class discussions. Study at RU Law School consists of basic study for a BA degree and graduate study for the ML degree.
RU's School of Law offers a 120 ECTS Master's programme. Generally, the programme is completed in two years, that is, over the course of four semesters, but students must have finished the programme no later than four years after registering. The studies are in large part based on independent student work under the guidance of instructors with special emphasis placed on research and project work.
PhD studies, 180 ECTS
The objective of the Ph.D. programme is to train doctoral candidates for research and teaching careers and other positions which require in-depth scientific training and knowledge. The programme is designed to deepen the theoretical and methodological knowledge of Ph.D. candidates in order to qualify them for independent and well-founded research in the field of law.
The Ph.D. programme at the Reykjavik University School of Law constitutes the equivalent of three years of full-time study and corresponds to 180 ECTS credits. The length of study may be expected to be four years if the candidate is concurrently engaged in teaching or other work.