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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   Computer science   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaft - Sustainability Sciences   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
comprehensive profile   Biotechnologie   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   International MBA (Barcelona/New York)   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Robotics and Computer Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Fashion Communication and Styling   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Market Anthropology   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International Tourism and Leisure Management   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Master of Innovation & Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   Democracy and Governance   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Robot Systems   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Entrepreneurship & Tourismus   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Environmental Engineering   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Economics    comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Management for Business Excellence   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   Semiotics   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Master Innovation and Entrepreneurship   comprehensive profile   Munich Business School
comprehensive profile   Engineering Business Management   comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
comprehensive profile   M.A. Europäische und Internationale Verwaltung   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy: Neurological Conditions   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Engineering - Product Development and Innovation   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Curatorial Practice   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Leading International Vaccinology Education (Erasmus Mundus)   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   3Continent Master in Strategic Marketing   comprehensive profile   Antwerp Management School
comprehensive profile   International Marketing   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Human Resources Management   comprehensive profile   EAE Business School
comprehensive profile   Management (MiM)   comprehensive profile   CUHK Business School
comprehensive profile   Global Human Resource Management MSc   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Executive Master of Public Administration   comprehensive profile   Hertie School of Governance
comprehensive profile   Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School of Governance
comprehensive profile   Web Communication Design   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   Bioengineering   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Lebensmitteltechnologie & Ernährung   comprehensive profile   MCI Management Center Innsbruck
comprehensive profile   Engineering Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   European Union - Russia Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   International Business and Marketing   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   E-Business (Information Systems)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
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