Master’s degree


Key features

  • Qualification: Meistarapróf or Kandidatspróf
  • Qualification in English: Master’s degree
  • EQF level: 7
  • Cycle: Cycle 2.2
  • Thesis required: Yes, at least 30 ECTS
  • Nominal length: 1.5 – 2 years / 90 – 120 ECTS
  • Access requirement: Bachelor’s degree
  • Access to further study: Doctoral degree (PhD)


All Master’s degree programmes at ISQF-HE level  2.2 are research-based. Students are required to submit a thesis  of at least 30 ECTS credits before graduation.

Degree titles


  • Meistarapróf
  • Kandidatspróf

English (or Latin)

  • Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Magister artium,  Magister paedagogiae (MPaed), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Laws (LLM or ML), Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Information Science (MIS), Master of Health Informatics (MHI), Magister juris (Mag.jur. ), Magister theologiae (Mag.theol.),  Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Applied Statistics (MAS), Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Music (M.Mus.).
  • Candidatus psychologiae (cand psych).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Persons obtaining degrees at this level
  • Possess knowledge of scientific subjects and challenges
  • Have acquired knowledge through research
  • Can provide arguments for their own findings
  • Can place the latest knowledge in context within the relevant specialised field
  • Are familiar with the research methods within their scientific field
  • Have knowledge of science ethics.


Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Have adopted relevant methods and procedures
  • Are capable of analyzing and imparting statistical information
  • Can understand and tackle complex subjects in a professional context
  • Can apply their knowledge and under-standing in their scientific and professional work
  • Can use the relevant equipment, technology and software
  • Can collect, analyse and evaluate scientific data
  • Are innovative in developing and applying ideas
  • Can apply their knowledge, understanding and proficiency in new and unfamiliar situations or in an interdisciplinary context
  • Can develop projects and place them in context by applying methods based on scientific theories and/or experiments
  • Are capable of integrating knowledge, resolve complex issues and present an opinion based on the available information
  • Can effectively apply research methods and implement small-scale research projects
  • Understand research and research findings.


Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Have developed the necessary learning skills and independence for further studies
  • Can initiate and lead projects within the scientific field and be responsible for the work of individuals and groups
  • Can communicate complex scientific information, challenges and findings to scholars as well as to general audience
  • Are capable of presenting and describing scientific issues and research findings in a foreign language
  • Can make decisions in an independent, professional manner and defend them
  • Can evaluate the suitability of the different methods of analysis and complex scientific issues in each case
  • Can communicate statistical information