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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   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Sound and Visual Technology   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   E-Business (E-Marketing)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Biotechnologie   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Finance   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Mechatronik & Smart Technologies   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Economics   comprehensive profile   Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
comprehensive profile   Information Architecture and Innovation   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Umwelt-, Verfahrens- & Energietechnik   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Curatorial Practice   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Supply Chain Management & Logistics   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (Dual Award)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Management & Data Science   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
comprehensive profile   Executive Master of Public Administration   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Industrial Design   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   International Health & Social Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Lebensmitteltechnologie & Ernährung   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Business Administration Major Tourism   comprehensive profile   Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
comprehensive profile   International Financial Analysis   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Next Level Engineering   comprehensive profile   HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   International Business   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Quantitative Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Medical Technologies   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Fashion Management   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   International MBA (Barcelona/New York)   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   International Business & Law   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   International Trade, Finance and Development   comprehensive profile   Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
comprehensive profile   International Business   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   European and International Business Management   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Soziale Arbeit, Sozialpolitik & -management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Economics of Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
comprehensive profile   Marketing & Sales   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Entrepreneurship & Tourismus   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Brand Design and Management – food, wine and tourism   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   International Business & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
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