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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.

Look at the list of Masters degree programmes and find yours!

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Business Law   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Arts, Business and Creativity   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   International Marketing   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Data Driven Design   comprehensive profile   HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   Interventions in Childhood   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Business Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Lebensmitteltechnologie & Ernährung   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Business Administration    comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Data Science   comprehensive profile   Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
comprehensive profile   Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Umwelt-, Verfahrens- & Energietechnik   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Communication Design Labs   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Tourism and Change   comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Graubünden (FHGR)
comprehensive profile   Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaft - Sustainability Sciences   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
comprehensive profile   MS in Business Analytics   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Professional Photography   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Next Level Engineering   comprehensive profile   HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   M.A. Internationale Beziehungen – Europäische Studien   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   LL.M. Vergleichende Staats- und Rechtswissenschaften   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Medical Technologies   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Curatorial Practice   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Advanced Master in Water Sustainability: integrating technology and nature-based solutions (Think Water)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Master in Media Innovation   comprehensive profile   Breda University of Applied Sciences
comprehensive profile   Production Development and Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Full Time MBA   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Psychology   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Cognitive Neuroscience   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   M.A. Mitteleuropäische Geschichte   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Artificial Intelligence   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   European Master in Health Economics & Management   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Behavioural Science (Research)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   M.A. Kulturdiplomatie (Mitteleuropäische Studien – Diplomatie)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
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