Excellence in Research and Teaching

Reykjavik University has a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The University's study programmes are developed in collaboration with industry to ensure their relevance to the rapidly changing society.

RU offers a range of graduate programmes taught in English. 

Undergraduate studies

Undergraduate degrees are 180 ECTS and take a minimum of three years of full-time study to complete. All undergraduate degrees are taught in Icelandic. However, there are a few modules offered in English for visiting exchange students.

Graduate studies

With RU's graduate courses, students have an opportunity to conduct research or prepare for a career through an innovative, applied learning approach.

Graduate courses are 90-120 ECTS and take two years of full time study to complete.

All departments offer graduate programmes taught in English.

PhD studies

Reykjavik University publishes a higher number of scientific articles in its fields of expertise than any other university in the country. Choosing Reykjavik University to complete a PhD degree is therefore an opportunity to conduct research in an outstanding academic environment.

The University has committed to principles in line with EU policy on the working environment of its researchers.

RU offers PhD study in all four academic schools. For more information regarding specific PhD programmes and contact information, please refer to the school website specific to your programme of interest. There you will find more information about the PhD programmes and contact information.

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