The University Centre of the Westfjords welcomes adult members of the community. Do you want to build on existing skills for your current career? Or gain new skills for a career change?
Maybe you're just interested in learning about marine pollution or waste management? Then consider applying for a master's course at UW!

All masters' courses are open to people from the world of work. The courses are a part of our two international multidisciplinary masters' programs, Coastal and Marine Management and Coastal Communities and Regional Development.

Check out the UW course catalogue and find out more about the interesting courses UW offers.

Courses are taught in modules and all teaching takes place in English, as the student group is international, and teachers come from all over the world.

Admission requirements

Requirements for acceptance to single courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program as a whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English as all teaching takes place in English.

Guest students must meet the requirements for attendance and participation in each course.

Guest studies are not offered via distance learning.

How to apply

Fill out this application form

Evidence of previous education in the form of certified transcripts.


Applications for individual courses can be processed on a rolling basis throughout the academic year from August 1 to June 30 but must be submitted at least two months before the course starts. The admission of applicants is subject to the approval of the master's program committee.

Please note that some courses have capacity restrictions.


Fees are ISK 10.000 per ECTS unit. Hence, a 4-ECTS course costs ISK 40.000.