The West Nordic Studies Master’s Programme is first and foremost built in conjunction with the other partner universities’ similar Master’s Programmes and courses. Students from the University of the Faroe Islands will have a range of opportunities to combine courses from the five universities and thus build very specific and unique profiles. The first, second, and third semester all offer opportunities to study abroad. The fourth semester offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge and competencies learned so far in a more focused and independent research project.
Students will take an introductory course at University of Akureyri, Iceland, equal to 10 ECTS points. For the rest of the first semester, equal to 20 ECTS points, students take courses at the University of the Faroe Islands. Information about studying abroad, deadlines, and application procedures is available on the joint website. For exchange students it is possible instead of the introductory course in Akureyri to take a problem oriented practical case work course (10 ECTS).
The second semester is spent abroad at a partner university where a number of courses are offered within the programme (30 ECTS). Information about studying abroad, deadlines, and application procedures is available on the joint website (www.westnordicstudies.org).
For the third semester, students can take a practice learning seminar (25 ECTS). This means that students enter an agreement regarding work placement. In addition, students participate in a practice learning seminar at the university. Following this, students take an overall method course (5 ECTS). However, students also have the opportunity to study at a partner university (30 ECTS). Information about studying abroad, deadlines, and application procedures is available on the joint website (www.westnordicstudies.org).
The fourth semester is spent at the University of the Faroe Islands writing the Master’s thesis as well as participating in a mandatory thesis seminar. The thesis and seminar combined equal 30 ECTS points.