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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   Digital Business   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Biology   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Soziale Arbeit, Sozialpolitik & -management   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Eternal Rome: Transformations from Antiquity to the Middle Ages   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   European and International Business Management   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Behavioural Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   3Continent Master in Strategic Marketing   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   Business, language and culture   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Media Management   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Executive Master in Business Administration   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   American studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Energy Engineering & Management (EEM)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   Management of Product Development (MPD)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   International Business and Marketing   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   M.A. Internationale Beziehungen – Europäische Studien   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Finance   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Innovation and Business   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Competitiveness and Innovation   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Economy and Business   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   PLANET Europe - Erasmus Mundus   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Management (specialization in Marketing)   comprehensive profile   UPF Barcelona School of Management
comprehensive profile   Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Management   comprehensive profile   UPF Barcelona School of Management
comprehensive profile   Molecular Life Sciences   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   System Dynamics (Erasmus Mundus)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Dirección de Empresas   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Middle East Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Applied Mathematics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Biomedical Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Marketing   comprehensive profile   UPF Barcelona School of Management
comprehensive profile   Engineering Business Management   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   International Tourism   comprehensive profile   Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
comprehensive profile   Master in Tourism Destination Management   comprehensive profile   NHTV Breda
comprehensive profile   International Marketing   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Globalisation and Development   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
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