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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   Economics and Project Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Molecular Mechanisms of Diseases   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   General Biology   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Business Administration Major Tourism   comprehensive profile   Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
comprehensive profile   Computer Science   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Cyber-Physical and Embedded Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Electronic Systems Engineering & Management (ESEM)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   Religious Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Cultural Analysis   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Health & Social Management   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   International Tourism and Leisure Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Biology - Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Physics and Astronomy   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Master in Tourism Destination Management   comprehensive profile   NHTV Breda
comprehensive profile   Computational Science   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Engineering Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Management Accounting   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Mathematics - Research Profil   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Biology Research Profile   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Artificial Intelligence   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Business & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Entrepreneurial Economics   comprehensive profile   BiTS Hochschule
comprehensive profile   Molecular Life Sciences   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Chemistry - research profile   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International Finance (MIF)   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science: European Union in a Global Union   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Robot Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Youth and Media   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Business Management   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Art Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Organisation Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Linguistics   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Business in Society (joint degree VU and UvA)   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Physics: Gravitation Astroparticle Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Urban Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Urban and Regional Planning   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
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