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Masters degrees in Europe lasts one or two years, however part-time ones can take from two to four years. Generally the duration depends on the country and the university. Part-time studies are suitable for people with careers and/or families.

Admission to a Masters degree programme requires a Bachelors degree and usually that degree has to be in the same subject as the Masters.

There is a wide range of different types of Masters degrees, and the number of variations seems to be growing. The degree types often depend on the subject area itself as well as the awarding institution. The assortment of subject specific Masters degrees is vast; however, the list below enumerates some of the most common and more important ones:

  • Master of Arts (MA), typically awarded in the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc), typically awarded in the natural sciences, mathematics and ICTS subjects
  • Master of Law (LLM), awarded for in law programmes
  • Master of Engineering (MEng), awarded in engineering
  • Master of Architecture (MArch), awarded in architecture
  • Master of Education (MEd), awarded in education
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil), awarded in philosophy programmes

In some cases a Master of Arts and a Master of Sciences can be awarded interchangeably for the same subjects, depending on the awarding institution. For example, some universities award an MSc for Political Science, whereas others award an MA for the subject field.

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    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Economy and Business   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   International and European Law: European Competition Law and Regulation   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Public Management and Policy   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Educational Sciences: Literacy Development and Education   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Master of Business Administration in Global Business   comprehensive profile   Akademie Würth Business School
comprehensive profile   PLANET Europe - Erasmus Mundus   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Corporate Management   comprehensive profile   BiTS Hochschule
comprehensive profile   Business Economics: Real Estate Finance   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Corporate Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   History: American Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Mechatronics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Biomedical Sciences: Medical Biology   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science: International Relations   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Financial Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Chemistry   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Mediterranean Archaeology   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Health Care Management and Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Biology - Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Therapeutic Technologies   comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Life Sciences
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Robot Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Informatics   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Economics   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Biomedical Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Forensic Science   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Environmental Technologies   comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Life Sciences
comprehensive profile   Microeconomics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Rhetoric, Argumentation Theory and Philosophy (RAP)   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Master in Tourism Destination Management   comprehensive profile   NHTV Breda
comprehensive profile   Entrepreneurial Economics   comprehensive profile   BiTS Hochschule
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Artistic Research   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Digital Business   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Executive Master in Communications Management   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   European Studies: Identity and Integration   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Management Accounting   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Dirección de Empresas   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
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