Equality and Diversity

The course examines social diversity in rural and remote communities with an emphasis on changing gender relations and intensified international mobility.

On completion of the course, a student:

  • can discuss social diversity in rural and remote communities.
  • has the ability to set intensified international mobility in a context of globalisation and remote and rural areas.
  • has the ability to relate social diversity in rural and remote regions to changing gender relations.
  • has practised participating in and facilitating group discussions as well as crafting and delivering effective presentations.
  • has the ability to develop a small scale research project proposing a solution or an improvement to an existing regional development scenario.


Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date02.12.2019
End date13.12.2019
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagsdiversitycommunitiesgender equality
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