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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.

Look at the list of Masters degree programmes and find yours!

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   International Logistics and Supply Chain Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Soziale Arbeit, Sozialpolitik & -management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Global Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   MA in Finance and Investments   comprehensive profile   Berlin School of Business and Innovation
comprehensive profile   Data Driven Design   comprehensive profile   HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   International Business & Law   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Master International Business   comprehensive profile   Munich Business School
comprehensive profile   Lebensmitteltechnologie & Ernährung   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   M.A. Mitteleuropäische Geschichte   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Environment and Society Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   MA in Political Science   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Design Management   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   International Business   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Spatial Planning   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   International Affairs   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Management, Communication & IT   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Master of Management in Finance (MMF)   comprehensive profile   McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
comprehensive profile   International Trade, Finance and Development   comprehensive profile   Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
comprehensive profile   Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Engineering Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   M.A. Kulturdiplomatie (Mitteleuropäische Studien – Diplomatie)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Finance   comprehensive profile   Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
comprehensive profile   Professional Photography   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   M.Sc. International Economy and Business   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Economics   comprehensive profile   Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
comprehensive profile   Masters in International Marketing   comprehensive profile   Hult International Business School
comprehensive profile   Tourism and Change   comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Graubünden (FHGR)
comprehensive profile   Fashion Communication and Styling   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Entrepreneurship & Tourismus   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   M.A. Internationale Beziehungen – Europäische Studien   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Environment, Agriculture and Resource Management (Inter-EnAgro)   comprehensive profile   University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
comprehensive profile   International Business & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Advanced Master in Water Sustainability: integrating technology and nature-based solutions (Think Water)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Dirección de Empresas   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
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