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Sjávar og vatnalíffræði (Marine and Aquatic Biology )

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Tijdsduur 4 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost no tuition fees

A master study has to include a research project (60 or 90 ECTS) and courses (20 or 60 ECTS), If the student is not able to finish the study in two years, he/she will have to apply for an extension to the graduate study committee. An extension is not granted for more than three year. In special cases, e.g. for part time students, the committee can approve up to five Within a year of starting the masters study the student will have to give an open lecture, where the scientific background of the project are introduced, research plan explained and first results introduced (if possible). At that time the masters committee will evaluate the progress in the study and if the student will be allowed to continue his/her studies. A master project ends with a submission of a thesis and an oral defense. At the same time as the thesis is submitted the student needs to provide a confirmation that all courses are finished. The thesis and defense are evaluated by an examination committee, which includes advisor, member of advisory committee and an external examiner. The defense is supervised by a teacher from the department.

  • Research project in Aquatic Biology
  • Literature study in Aquatic Biology
  • Graduate seminar in Aquatic Biology
  • Topics in Aquatic Biology
  • Development of Aquaculture
  • Fish Physiology
  • Literature study in Aquatic Biology
  • Research project in Aquatic Biology
  • Topics in Aquatic Biology
Structurele componenten
Practical/Field work


A master's thesis project concludes with the student submitting an essay and giving a lecture on the project. At the same time as the thesis is submitted, a certified summary of the student's academic career must be submitted for the assessment of the Master's degree committee. The dissertation and lecture shall be evaluated by the examination committee, which consists of a supervisor, a representative of the master's examination committee and the examiner. Defense must be managed by a teacher / specialist within the faculty concerned.

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