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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   International Tourism and Leisure Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Electronics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Business Information Systems   comprehensive profile   City University of Hong Kong, Department of Information Systems
comprehensive profile   User Experience Design   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   M.A. Europäische und Internationale Verwaltung   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Pedagogical Sciences   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Quantitative Finance and Risk Management   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Chemistry   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Banking and Finance   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Philosophy   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Information Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Full Time MBA   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Leading International Vaccinology Education (Erasmus Mundus)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Master in Imagineering   comprehensive profile   NHTV Breda
comprehensive profile   Service Management and Design   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Production & Operations Management (POM)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   Brand Management and Marketing Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Public Health   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Computational Science   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   International MBA   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Epidemiology   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Corporate Communication   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   Consultancy and Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Rotterdam Business School
comprehensive profile   Management of Product Development (MPD)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   Data Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jacobs University Bremen
comprehensive profile   Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Marketing and Innovation   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   Economics    comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International Business and Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International Business & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Lebensmitteltechnologie & Ernährung   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Operations Management (Dual Award)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Robot Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Software Product Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy: Internal Conditions   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   International Business Communication   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   E-Business   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
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