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General overview

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.

Look at the list of Masters degree programmes and find yours!

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Ferrieres Master   comprehensive profile   Ferrières Hotel Management School
comprehensive profile   M.A. Kulturdiplomatie (Mitteleuropäische Studien – Diplomatie)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Art Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Earth Sciences   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Religious Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   System and Network Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Youth and Media   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Econometrics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Physics: Physics of Life and Health   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Public Management and Policy   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Cognitive Neuroscience   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Master of Innovation & Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   Master of Global Supply Chain Management   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   Organisation Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Mathematical Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   MSc Marketing Management   comprehensive profile   Toulouse Business School - Barcelona Campus
comprehensive profile   Astronomy and Astrophysics: Gravitation Astroparticle Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Communication, Management and Health   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   International Sport and Event Management   comprehensive profile   BiTS Hochschule
comprehensive profile   International Business Communication   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Archaeology: Archaeology of North Western Europe   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Computer Science: Software Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Full Time MBA   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Dutch Art   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   System Dynamics (Erasmus Mundus)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Public International Law   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Global Human Resource Management MSc   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Brand Management and Marketing Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Energy Engineering & Management (EEM)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   E-Business   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Theology and Religious Studies: Research Master Religious Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Economic Policy   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   American studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Electronic Systems Engineering & Management (ESEM)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   Regional Economics and Business Development   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
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