Polar Law (www.polarlaw.is) describes the legal regimes applicable to the Arctic and Antarctica. Emphasis is placed on areas of international and domestic law concerning the Polar Regions.
Issues of human rights law, environmental law, the law of the sea, the law of sustainable development and natural resources are addressed, including questions of sovereignty and boundary disputes on land and sea; the rights of Arctic Indigenous peoples; self-government and good governance; security; climate change; economies and business development; resource claims and biodiversity in the Polar Regions.

The Master’s Programs are designed both for lawyers (leading to the LL.M. degree - 90 ECTS) and non-lawyers (leading to the M.A. degree - 120 ECTS). There is also the option of a Diploma in Polar Law Studies at the undergraduate level (60 ECTS).

Graduates will be able to seek work in various fields: 
- the public and private sectors, 
- different levels of government (national and global),
- international and regional organizations,
- academic institutions,
- non-governmental organizations and
- national and transnational corporations
to promote the interests of the Polar Regions and their inhabitants.

Intensive courses are taught in English by the leading international academic experts and practitioners in the field.
There is no tuition fee.

Deadline for application:
International applicants – April 1, 2010
EU/EETA applicants – June 5, 2010

The University of Akureyri (www.english.unak.is) is located in Northern Iceland in attractive natural surroundings.
Further information can be obtained from polarlaw@unak.is or from the attached Program Flyer.