Master’s Degree Types


Master of Arts

One of the  basic graduate-level degrees which is is normally contingent upon holding a bachelor’s degree differentiated either as Thesis or as Non-Thesis. Thesis programs typically have 1 to 2 years duration while the Non-Thesis may last more than 2 years depending on the required level of courses and complexity of the thesis.

Master of Science

Master’s degree in the field of science usually consisting of programs that are more focused on scientific and mathematical subjects. Earning a Master of Science degree usually requires writing a thesis depending upon the specific program,

Master of Research

Advanced postgraduate research degree that emphasizes on a large dissertation or similar practice-led research project. The degree gives opportunity for learning the potential  and nature of research study through, for instance, art and design practice.

Master of Philosophy

Also an advanced postgraduate research degree which is usually thesis-only. The degree is regarded as a senior or 2nd master’s degree, standing between a taught Master’s and a PhD.

Master of Laws

Postgraduate academic degree, designed for those either holding an undergraduate academic law degree, a professional law degree, or an undergraduate degree in a related field. Some LL.M. programs requires a thesis writing. Some are focusing on research with little classroom time, while others require a set number of classes taken by students.

Master of Business Administration

Master’s degree covering various areas of business such as operations,  accounting, finance, human resources, and marketing  in a manner most related to management analysis and strategy. MBA programs are made from core courses and elective courses that allow students to choose for a subject specialty or concentration.

Masters in Business and Management

Taken in most cases after student completes a bachelors degree. The degree is established to equip students with general managerial and leadership skills for a career in business management. MBM is open to graduates in all fields counting business, humanities, engineering arts, and science.