Coastal Communities and Regional Development

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program addressing the opportunities and challenges of coastal communities along the North Atlantic, North Pacific and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations and best practice examples from other regions will also be presented.

The program is especially built on the principles and practices of social sciences and humanities, including geography, planning, sociology and economics. Local actions and global impacts as well as tools and policies for just and sustainable futures of coastal areas will be analyzed, both in theory and practice.   

By the end of the program students will have acquired necessary competences and skills for handling current and future changes, challenges and transformation processes in coastal communities and regions.

The language of teaching and general communication is English.

The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

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