|Masters Degree is a Post Graduate Degree in any discipline, be it Science, Arts and Humanities or Commerce. The duration of a Masters Degree program ranges between 2 – 6 years in the different countries. Generally one is eligible to enrol into a Masters Degree on the completion of the Bachelors degree that is also known as Graduate programs in many countries. Universities of the world award a Masters Degree to the students on the completion of the duration and on the success of the exams concerning the same.
A Masters Degree qualifies one for higher education degree and also trains one into pursuing doctoral studies in the various fields and genres. Masters Degree can be held in any of the below mentioned subjects:
Master of Architecture
Master of Accountancy
Master of Fashion Designing
Master of Chemistry
Master of Nursing
Master of Pharmacy
Master of Management
Master of Social Sciences
Master of Philosophy
Masters Degree is called by different names and abbreviations in the different countries of the world. In several countries a Masters degree is also called as a ‘Magister Degree’ especially in the countries that uses Latin. A Magister Degree in Science is abbreviated to SM (Scientiee Magister) and that in the realm of arts is called as AM (Artium Magister). In other countries especially in the commonwealth nations and Europe a Masters Degree in Science is abbreviated to M Sc and that of the Arts is known as M A (Master of Arts) and that of commerce is abbreviated to M Com (Master of Commerce).
Listed below are a few of the significant elements of a Masters Degree in the various countries:
Masters Degree in Europe: The Bologna process, a standardized process is followed in Europe that mentions categorically that a 3 year bachelor degree is followed by a 2 year Master Degree or Diploma before a student can enrol himself/ herself for a doctoral degree. Popular Universities in Europe offering Masters Degree are: Oxford University, University of Cambridge and University of Dublin.
Masters Degree in America: In America too a student is eligible to enrol himself in to a Master degree program on the completion of his / her Bachelors Degree. Some of the reputed universities offering Masters Degree program are: University of Phoenix, American InterContinental University, Boston University and Harvard University.