Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure


Iceland - other programmes

Flag of Iceland
Country: Iceland
Area (km2): 103 000
Population (mln): 0,32
Official language/s: Icelandic
Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK)
Government: Unitary parliamentary republic
Capital: Reykjavík
Density (km2): 3,1
Internet TLD: .is
Car code: IS
Calling code: +354
GDP total 2011 (billion USD): 14,05
GDP per capita 2011 (USD): 43 088
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 6,8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): b.d.
Country codes in education system: IS

Traces of the old professional degree system (Candidatus degrees of 4-6 years) remain.

The Candidatus degree entails studies of five or six years providing 300-360 credits in cycle 1 and 2, levels 1-3. The full workload in one year should correspond to 60 credits. Admission requirements are the matriculation examination or an equivalent course of study. Higher education institutions can set specific demands as to the combination and focus of the matriculation examination. The Candidatus degree provides access to further study in cycle 3 in the relevant field of study. 

Postgraduate diplomas in upper-secondary teacher education, social work, student counselling, journalism and mass communication are offered after one year of postgraduate study in the field in question (after a bachelor’s degree). The diplomas in social work and upper-secondary teacher education are professional qualifications.

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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