Faculty of Law

The studies

The uniqueness of the undergraduate studies consists in the great emphasis placed on theoretical law, the international part of law, and comparative law. It also consists in a flexible study arrangement.

The University of Akureyri offers a two-year study programme at Master’s degree level which leads to the Magister Legis, ML, degree. This ML degree, taken in continuation of a three-year BA degree programme in Law is equivalent to the conventional five-year Certification Examination in Law (Cand Jur).

At the Master’s level, the University also offers the 90 ECTS LLM and 120 ECTS MA programmes in Polar Law (with or without the West Nordic Studies option) as well as a 60 ECTS programme at Master’s level leading to a Graduate Diploma.