Greetings from the Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest academic unit at the University of Akureyri and offers a wide variety of choice of studies within three fields: Social Sciences, Education, and Law. Teaching methods are varied and students pursue their studies either within the university itself, at study centers located around the country, or simply at home. The academic staff offers personal assistance and is always within easy reach. Students who have graduated from Department of Humanities and Social Sciences give the school a good rating and have gone on to do well professionally.
Newly matriculated students at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences are granted an unusually long time to decide which path they would like to choose, as the first year of study is largely focused on providing a general academic foundation. Subsequently, students can choose between the social sciences, media studies, modern studies, or psychology, fields that all provide diverse options with regards careers after graduation.
The School of Education has created a particularly strong reputation in recent years. Indeed, graduates go on to take on diverse roles in preschools, elementary schools and high schools all around the country. Furthermore, the Research and Development Centre works closely with the faculty and works with the country’s schools in strengthening their academic services.
The School of Law is a young and ambitious department, offering studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels, with an international approach and a particular focus on Polar Law. By tackling the subject matter within both a social context and the scope of the humanities, the School of Law has thereby taken the initiative to base the study of law on more than mere reading and rote learning.
Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Sigrún Stefánsdóttir, phone: 460 8650, email: email@example.com
For more information:
|Heiða Kristín Jónsdóttir
tel.: 460 8039
|Torfhildur S. Þorgeirsdóttir
tel.: 460 8042
|Elín Díanna Gunnarsdóttir
Head of Faculty of Social Sciences
tel.: 460 8670
Head of Faculty of Education
tel.: 460 8559
|Rachael Lorna Johnstone
Head of Faculty of Law
tel.: 460 8666