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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   Linguistics   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   International Business Communication   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Umwelt-, Verfahrens- & Energietechnik   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   European Master in Health Economics & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Sustainable Communication   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics: Urban and Regional Economics   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Financial Analysis   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Digital Business and Innovation   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy: Neurological Conditions   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Earth Sciences: Global Environmental Change and Policy   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Health Sciences: Health Policy   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Next Level Engineering   comprehensive profile   HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   Chemistry: Analytical Sciences   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Master Innovation and Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Munich Business School
comprehensive profile   Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences: Health and Life Sciences-based Management and Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Lebensmitteltechnologie & Ernährung   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Business Analytics: Business Process Optimization   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   M.Sc. International Economy and Business   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Physics and Astronomy: Astronomy and Astrophysics   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Economics   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Public Health   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Design Cultures   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: Bioinformatics   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics: Environmental Economics   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   History: Medical and Health Humanities   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Artificial Intelligence   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Linguistics: Language Consultancy and Linguistic Documentation   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Communication and Information Studies: Multimodal Communication   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Erasmus Mundus Master of Leading International Vaccinology Education (LIVE)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Computing Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   International Business & Law   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Philosophy   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Arts and Culture: Contemporary Art History   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics: Transport Economics   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Behavioral Ethics, Economics and Psychology   comprehensive profile   Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Akademie GmbH (IW Akademie) in Kooperation mit der Technischen Hochschule Köln (TH Köln)
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