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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.

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    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Product Development and Innovation   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Public International Law   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Medical Anthropology and Sociology   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   European Union Law   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Economics and International Policies   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   Change Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   M.A. Internationale Beziehungen – Europäische Studien   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Linguistics: Linguistics of European Languages   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Anthropology and Development Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Dirección de Empresas   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Entrepreneurship & Tourismus   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Maritime and Air Transport Management   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Social and Cultural Science (Research Master)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Persuasive Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Mechatronik & Smart Technologies   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Business, language and culture   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   North American studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Mathematics - Research Profil   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Pedagogical Sciences   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   International Finance (MIF)   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International and European Law: European Competition Law and Regulation   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Master of Finance   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   3Continent Master in Strategic Marketing   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   Middle East Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Theology and Religious Studies: Western Esotericism   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Biotechnologie   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Logic   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Sports and Event Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Management Accounting   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Migration and Ethnic Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Physics: Gravitation Astroparticle Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Computational Science   comprehensive profile   University of Lugano
comprehensive profile   International Development Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   E-Business   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Business Administration Major Tourism   comprehensive profile   Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
comprehensive profile   Executive Programme in Management Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Information Studies: Human Centred Multimedia   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
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