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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   Therapeutic Technologies   comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Life Sciences
comprehensive profile   Mobility Systems Engineering & Management (MSEM)   comprehensive profile   HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
comprehensive profile   Management (specialization in Marketing)   comprehensive profile   UPF Barcelona School of Management
comprehensive profile   Applied Economic Sciences: Business Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Supply Chain Management & Logistics   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Maritime and Air Transport Management   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Product Development and Materials Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   International Business Management   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Management for Business Excellence   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Umwelt-, Verfahrens- & Energietechnik   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Interventions in Childhood   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Biotechnologie   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   M.A. Mitteleuropäische Geschichte   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   e-Business Management   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Human Geography   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Cyber Security   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Business Administration Major Tourism   comprehensive profile   Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
comprehensive profile   Cultural Sociology   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Software Product Engineering   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Cognitive Neuroscience   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Maritime archaeology   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Master of China-Europe Business Studies   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   Interaction Design (MDes)   comprehensive profile   PolyU Design
comprehensive profile   System Dynamics (Erasmus Mundus)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Operations Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Applied Mathematics   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Theology   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   E-Business (Information Systems)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Economy and Business   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Information Architecture and Innovation   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Chemistry   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
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   Competitiveness and Innovation   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   Medical chemistry   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International MBA   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   North American studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   M.A. Internationale Beziehungen – Europäische Studien   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Accounting and Finance   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
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