Faculty of Arts - Icelandic

Program description

The Department of Icelandic Language and Literature seeks to offer innovative and challenging courses in Icelandic language, literature, films and aesthetics, as well as Icelandic history and culture at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department also recognizes its commitment to the Icelandic community in North America by actively promoting North American-Icelandic history and culture. It has served to highlight the cultural contribution of Icelandic-Canadians to North America, and the curriculum includes courses dealing exclusively with Icelandic-Canadian literature and the poetics of immigration.

Program options

Degree options

B.A. Bachelor of Arts (General) - 3 years
B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

Icelandic Field School (students travel to Iceland for this 3 week course)
Film Enchante - Out of the Nursery into the Night (taught by Guy Maddin, Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence)
Glosoli: Composing Winnipeg's New New Music Festival
Icelandic: Folktales 

 Professional opportunities

  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Writer
  • Publisher

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The Department of Icelandic Language & Literature at the University of Manitoba is the only such department in North America.

Important links

Faculty of Arts
Department of Icelandic Language and Literature
Master of Arts (Icelandic) M.A.