The National Qualification Framework for higher education in Iceland is a systematic description of the structure of qualifications and degrees at the higher education level and is specifically based on learning outcomes. All higher education institutions in Iceland, accredited by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture according to the Higher Education Act no. 63/2006, shall follow this framework.
Under an advertisement from the Minister of Education, Science and Culture on the publication of the NQF, a Master's programme is 90-120 units in accordance with an organised major and contains at least a 30-unit research project. A Master's programme ends with a Master's degree, e.g., an MA, MS, M.Ed or M.Pharm degree.