Three programmes of study
Diploma in Aquaculture
This diploma is on the first higher education level and is directly connected to the aquaculture industry. The diploma is taught via distance education with some on-site participation at Verið. The study is composed of a number of short courses (2 - 4 weeks) with one course being taught at any one time, and finally a full-term practicum at a fully functioning aquaculture company.
M.Sc. in Aquatic Biology
The M.Sc. is a research-based study where students work on a large research project, externally funded, under the supervision of a teacher of the department.
As from 2019, Hólar University College, in cooperation with Gothenburg University in Sweden, Nord University in Bodø in Norway and University of Akureyri, offers a new Nordic Master's Programme in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresources.
Students of partner institutions can conduct some of their research or fulfill their internship requirements at Hólar under the supervision of the department staff. For those interested in an internship, please contact the head of the department.
Academic staff of the department have supervised a number of PhD students. Those who wish to conduct some or all of their studies/research at HUC should refer to this information sheet. Open PhD opportunities are advertised here.