Key features

  • Qualification: Diplómapróf
  • Qualification in English: Diploma
  • EQF level: 5
  • Cycle: Cycle 1.1
  • Thesis required: No final thesis
  • Nominal length: 1 – 2 years / 60 – 120 ECTS
  • Access requirement: Upper secondary level (Stúdentspróf or equivalent). Higher education institutions or individual faculties can make specific requirements regarding the combination and focus of the Stúdentspróf.
  • Access to further study: BA/BS degree

Degree titles

  • Icelandic: Diplómapróf, Grunndiplóma
  • English: Diploma, Undergraduate Diploma.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Have gained insight into selected theories and concepts
  • Are able to distinguish between scientific explanations and other explanations
  • Understand and know the state of the scientific field in a wider context


Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Can prepare, organise and implement projects
  • Can apply the basic skills and technology relevant to the field
  • Can use statistical and graphical data
  • Can communicate issues related to the field or profession in an organised and comprehensible manner
  • Have developed an innovative way of thinking
  • Can describe simple scientific topics and research findings 


Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Have developed the learning skills necessary to embark on further studies
  • Show initiative and autonomy
  • Can cooperate with others in projects