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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   Data Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Linguistics and Literature: English   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Epidemiology   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Niederlande-Deutschland-Studien (Joint Degree der Radboud University und der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Design Management   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   International Business & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Master in Media Innovation   comprehensive profile   Breda University of Applied Sciences
comprehensive profile   Master International Marketing and Brand Management   comprehensive profile   Munich Business School
comprehensive profile   Biomedical Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   MS in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Master in Tourism Destination Management   comprehensive profile   Breda University of Applied Sciences
comprehensive profile   International Business & Law   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Computing Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   International and European Law   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Erasmus Mundus Master of Leading International Vaccinology Education (LIVE)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Production Development and Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Psychology   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Master in Imagineering   comprehensive profile   Breda University of Applied Sciences
comprehensive profile   Management & Data Science   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
comprehensive profile   Accounting Finance and Strategic Investment   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Behavioural Science (Research)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Master of Science Leisure and Tourism Studies   comprehensive profile   Breda University of Applied Sciences
comprehensive profile   Banking and Finance   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   International Health & Social Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   M.A. Kulturdiplomatie (Mitteleuropäische Studien – Diplomatie)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   European Master in Health Economics & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Spatial Planning   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Entrepreneurship & Tourismus   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   M.A. Mitteleuropäische Geschichte   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Corporate Governance & Finance   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Environment and Society Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Arts, Business and Creativity   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Fashion Communication and Styling   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Economics   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
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