Courses in English

Academic calendar

Courses are only open for Master students

Courses are 7.5 ECTS

Course descriptions fall 2016 and spring 2017


Fall 2017

  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • International and European Energy Law - Icelandic Energy Law
  • International Standards of Investment Protection
  • Legal English
  • The International Law of the Sea
  • International Law of Arbitration * (first half of semester)
  • Dispute resolution (later half of semester)
  • Willem C. Vis Int. Commercial Arbitration Moot I
* Compulsory course for students participating in the Willem C. Vis Moot.

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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