BA in Law with Business as Minor
Language of instruction: Icelandic only
The programme comprises 120 ECTS from the subject core and 60 ECTS from School of Business. A detailed description of courses is published in the course catalogue.
Interdisciplinary studies are among the points of focus in Reykjavík University‘s education strategy. Employers have also shown interest in interdisciplinary skills, so the School of Law, in collaboration with the University‘s School of Business, offers students 3-year undergraduate studies to earn a B.A. degree in law as a major subject and business as a minor subject.
The prerequisite for starting such studies is the same as that which applies to traditional B.A. studies in law and B.Sc. studies in business, i.e. students have to fulfil the requirements of both schools.
By completing a B.A. degree in law with business as a minor subject the student will still acquire a sufficient foundation of knowledge in the major field of study to continue specialisation at the graduate level (e.g. by qualifying for admission to the legal profession) while at the same time developing skills which in certain circumstances could be sufficient to allow them to take up graduate studies in the minor field (e.g. certain graduate level tracks in business).
See course catalogue for further information.
1st year Fall Law
2nd year Fall Law
3rd year Fall Business
1st year Spring Law
2nd year Spring Law
3rd year Spring Business
Language of instruction: Icelandic only
Applicants for undergraduate studies at the School of Law at Reykjavík University need to have completed a matriculation examination or another comparable education, cf. Article 19 no. 63/2006 regarding universities. In exceptional cases, it is permitted to admit students who possess equivalent maturity and knowledge in the opinion of administrators at the School of Law.
In evaluating applicants, grades on matriculation examination or another comparable education are considered. Grades in Icelandic, English, a Nordic language and mathematics are especially taken into account. Different kinds of knowledge and experience, such as professional experience, participation in extracurricular activities, sports, music school and other things that might benefit applicants during their studies, can also affect the evaluation of applications. Applicants are therefore encouraged to specify everything they feel may benefit their application.
Applicants can request an interview with a representative from the School of Law if they want to introduce themselves, seek information and submit additional documents.
The Dean of the School of Law decides, in consultation with the Rector, how many applicants are accepted to undergraduate studies.
The Admissions Council at the School of Law decides which students are accepted to the School.
The undergraduate studies usually begin in the fall and is taught in Icelandic. The Dean of the School of Law can though decide, in consultation with the Rector, to accept applications to the School for the spring semester. The Dean is permitted to implement stricter application requirements for the spring semester.
For further information contact the School of Law's Administrative Director Jóna K. Kristinsdóttir at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 599-6407.
Exceptional first-year students in undergraduate and graduate studies are awarded with a grant in their first semester.
Project based learning
Reykjavík University's School of Law has emphasised project-based learning, which aims to increase active student participation in the course of their studies and prepare them better for the job market.
The emphasis on project-based legal studies means that practical problem-solving forms an integral part of the study evaluation in all courses at the School of Law. It also ensures training for students in legal methodology in diverse subjects apart from the actual study evaluation. The basic idea behind the project-based study method is to make students better equipped to apply legal methodology to issues that they need to deal with both during the course of their studies and after they complete their university degrees. The teachers at the School of Law also encourage discussions and train students by assigning them to deal with practical problems that are analogous to problem-solving assignments in other fields.
Reykjavík University's School of Law sees the development of project-based learning as an ongoing task and one of its most important undertakings. Teaching takes place in smaller groups, less emphasis is placed on lectures and instead students' activities are increased. Teachers, as well as students, make every effort to ensure that legal studies at Reykjavík University will continue to excel.
Jóna K. Kristinsdóttir
Benedikta G. Kristjánsdóttir
Graduate Programme Administrator
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Telephone: +354 599 6200
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