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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   Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   Physics: Gravitation Astroparticle Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Computer science - research profile   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Chemistry   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Conflict Resolution and Governance   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Research Master: Philosophy   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Linguistics and Literature: English   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   International Business and Marketing   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Literary Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Communication Management and Leadership   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Gender, Sexuality and Society   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Lebensmitteltechnologie & Ernährung   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Interventions in Childhood   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Executive Master in Communications Management   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   Communication Science (Research Master)   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Urban Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   MBA Hospitality and Tourism Management   comprehensive profile   The Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality
comprehensive profile   Regional Economics and Business Development   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Astronomy and Astrophysics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science: European Union in a Global Union   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Business in Society (joint degree VU and UvA)   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Governance and Development   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   M.A. Kulturdiplomatie (Mitteleuropäische Studien – Diplomatie)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   User Experience Design and IT Architecture   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Cultural Analysis   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   E-Business (E-Marketing)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   E-Business   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Mechatronics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Epidemiology   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Management   comprehensive profile   ESMT Berlin
comprehensive profile   Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Production & Operations Management (POM)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   Human Resources Management   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Master of Science Leisure Studies   comprehensive profile   NHTV Breda
comprehensive profile   Computer Science   comprehensive profile   University of Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Anthropology and Development Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
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