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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 Business   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Artistic Research   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Logistics and Supply Chain Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Social and Cultural Science (Research Master)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   European Studies: Identity and Integration   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Molecular Bioscience   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Political Science: International Relations   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Software Product Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Public Management and Policy   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   International MBA (Barcelona/New York)   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   International MBA   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   International Tourism and Leisure Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Master of Science in Electronic Business & Knowledge Management   comprehensive profile   City University of Hong Kong, Department of Information Systems
comprehensive profile   Chemistry - research profile   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Dutch Art   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Soziale Arbeit, Sozialpolitik & -management   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   International Trade, Strategy and Operations   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   International Financial Analysis   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Business Economics: Finance   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Sustainable Building Information Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Accountancy and Control: Control   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Physics - research profile   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   MSc Finance   comprehensive profile   Toulouse Business School - Barcelona Campus
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Software Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Master of Global Management   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   Maritime archaeology   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Computer science - research profile   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy: Neurological Conditions   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Youth and Media   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Business and Law   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Production Development and Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Sustainable Automotive Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Operations Management (Dual Award)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Project Management   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Financial Engineering (FE)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   European Law   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
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