Iceland - first cycle programmes

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Country: Iceland
Population (mln): 0,32
Official language/s: Icelandic
Time zone: UTC+1 Winter, UTC+2 Summer
Internet TLD: .is
Calling code: +354
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 6,8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 14,8
Country codes in education system: IS
Expected duration of education (years): 19,9

One- to two-year diploma courses are offered in languages, recreational studies, technology and engineering. Bachelor degrees (B.A., B.S., B.Ed, B.F.A., B.Mus) are awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed 3 to 4 years of study (90-120 credits) in a degree programme in the fields of humanities, theology, social sciences, education, special education, economics, business administration, natural sciences, health subjects, fishery studies, agricultural science, technology, engineering, pre-school teaching, compulsory school teaching, social pedagogy, fine arts, law and arts and crafts.

Bachelor degrees do not usually confer professional certification, except for nursing (B.S.); physiotherapy (B.S.); deacon studies (B.A.), radiography (B.S.), medical laboratory technology (B.S.), social work (B.A.), and compulsory school teachers (B.ED.). The Bachelor degree constitutes a formal qualification for post-graduate study.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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