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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 Theological Studies (MTS)   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Materials Science and Technology   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Robot Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   American studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Mathematics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM)   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Operations Management (Dual Award)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Fashion Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Chemistry   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Production Development and Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   European Languages and Cultures   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Mechatronics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Umwelt-, Verfahrens- & Energietechnik   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Marketing & Sales   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (Dual Award)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Economic Analysis   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Global One-Year MBA   comprehensive profile   Hult International Business School
comprehensive profile   Master in Imagineering   comprehensive profile   Breda University of Applied Sciences
comprehensive profile   Technology for Integrated Water Management   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Masters in Business Analytics   comprehensive profile   Hult International Business School
comprehensive profile   Master of Laws in Law (LL.M. in Law)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Globalisation and Development   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Master of Business Administration   comprehensive profile   CUHK Business School
comprehensive profile   English Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Interior Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   AI Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Development Evaluation and Management   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Communication Design Labs   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Robotics and Computer Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Management, Communication & IT   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Business, language and culture   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International MBA (Barcelona/New York)   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   IT Product Design   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Sustainable Automotive Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Sports and Event Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaft - Sustainability Sciences   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
comprehensive profile   Master International Business   comprehensive profile   Munich Business School
comprehensive profile   Business, language and culture (negot)   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Management & Data Science   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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