Courses in English

Academic calendar

Courses are only open for Master students

Most courses are 7.5 ECTS, some are 3.75 ECTS.

Course descriptions for 2018

Course schedule for Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018

  • European Law: Internal market
  • International and European Energy Law - Icelandic Energy Law
  • International Law and the Arctic
  • Refugee Law
  • The Law of the World Trade Organization
  • Comparative Law
  • Transfer Pricing
  • The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Part I

* Course only available to those able to take both part I and II. Students must be present and enrolled in both the fall and spring semesters.

Spring 2019

  • European Company Law
  • European Law: State aid and Competition
  • International Courts and Dispute Settlements
  • Intellectual Property Rights in International Commerce; IP Agreements
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • Legal English
  • The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Part II


Courses taught in English

If you are only looking to take some courses, please browse the catalogue and look for the courses with English, Icelandic and English or Spanish and English flags. Whenever you see an Icelandic/English flag it means that the course could be taught in English if there are enough international students registered in the class. For students doing individual projects, research and/or independent studies can do them in Icelandic or English.

Graduate courses (advanced courses)  are only available for graduate students. In any case, undergraduate or graduate levels, the selection of courses is subject to the Faculty Administrator and Program Manager's final approval.

Wherever you see the labels:   

  • "1. semester" (and with any odd number) are courses taught in the Fall semester
  • "2. semester" (and with any even number) are courses taught in the Spring semester
  • Haustönn: fall semester
  • Vorönn: spring semester
  • Sumarönn: summer

International students can attend an Icelandic language course at RU during their studies. They are offered both during fall and spring semesters. You can download the course description here.


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