Education and Labour Markets

The course explores the characteristics and constraints on labour markets and education policy in remote regions.

The course explores the characteristics of labour markets and education policies with a focus on regional development. Students will learn about the challenges regarding undiversified labour markets and the so called “brain drain” that rural and remote communities are confronted with. The role of (higher) education in remote settings will also be addressed. In exploring the interaction of higher education and rural developement a gendered perspective will be addressed.


Prerequisites: Completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study. 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 instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date03.05.2021
End date14.05.2021
Registration deadline01.04.2021
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyHumanities (others)Sociology and cultural studiesEconomics
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagseducationpolicycultural studieslabour market
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