School of Social Sciences

Methodology and hands-on learning

Reykjavik University´s School of Social Sciences provides students with a solid foundation in methodology but, at the same time, hands-on learning that prepares students for the challenges they will face after graduation. Small class sizes encourage interaction between faculty and students.

The School offers study programmes in four departments law, business, economics, psychology, and sports science. Courses are at BSc and MSc level, along with PhD studies. The programmes are taught in either Icelandic or English. Law studies are taught entirely in Icelandic, with selected modules available in English for exchange students.


The main areas of research are business, finance, economics, management, innovation and entrepreneurship,
health psychology, development psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive and neuropsychology, tort law, insurance law, maritime law, international law, EU/EEA law, performance analysis and evaluation of sports,
psychological, and sociological factors in sport.


The Executive MBA programme in The Department of Business and Economics has an AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation. The BSc programme in the Department of Business and Economics has EPAS accreditation issued by EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development). The course sequence in the MSc psychology programme is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Departments under SSS

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Department of Psychology

Has a strong track record in research and its impact is global, as can be seen with the Youth in Europe project, focusing on substance abuse prevention. 

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Department of Sport Science

Areas of research are physical education, coaching techniques, and gender and sport, for example.

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Department of Business

Research areas include management, innovation, behaviour analysis and clinical psychology.

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Department of Law

Research areas include tort, international, and EU/EEA law, constitutional law and history, comparative constitutional law, and human rights law.  

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