M.A. or Master of Arts is a postgraduate Course. It is, generally, a broad subdivision of culture composed of many expressive disciplines. The field of arts encompasses visual arts, literature, performing arts, including music, drama, dance, film, related media etc. Master of Arts is a course or program in a non-scientific subject and as such provides specialised education. The program is available in various subjects including various languages such as English, Hindi, Regional Languages, Foreign Languages and various other fields of Arts. It is normally a two years program conducted over two or more Semesters depending upon the institution providing it. There are 4 or 5 Papers which one should pass to acquire M.A. Master’s Degree Programs in Arts involves lectures, examination, and seminars. Master’s Degree in Arts is provided all over India in various Universities. The medium of Instruction and the course itself can be in English, Hindi or any other Language provided. Master of Arts Course is also available through Correspondence or Distance Education.

Master of Arts Eligibility

  • The candidate applying for M.A. should have completed bachelor's degree in respective subject with Honours B.A. (Hons).
  • There are some entrance exams conducted by the colleges or universities for getting admission to M.A. The candidate should clear the exam with good marks.
  • The candidate also faces personal interview. After clearing these criteria successfully, the candidate can get admission to respective university or college.

Some of Master of Arts Specialisations

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy

Master of Arts Course Suitability

  • Master of Arts is a specialised program and is suited the best for those who want to master a discipline, like some students have a penchant for English will try to hone their mastery of English.
  • Those who really like to study for a longer period and those who want to have an extra Degree in his profile should pursue Master of Arts. If you are not satisfied with just a Bachelor's Degree or consider one's academic aspiration less worthy without a Master's Degree can pursue this program.
  • One can do this course part-time as well if one is working. It is suited most for graduates and working people with aspiration for a higher education.

How is Master of Arts Course Beneficial?

  • Master of Arts Degree provides a strong academic background which is very essential for a bright career. It offers several good job opportunities throughout the world.
  • Academic pursuits are status symbol and the tag of a Master’s Degree provides one the same in corporate environment or otherwise.
  • M.A. course enables one to pursue the doctoral program. The candidates successfully completing M.A. course can achieve excellent job opportunities in various fields. They can work as a teacher in school, colleges and universities if they have cleared some eligibility criteria.
  • People with Master of Arts can pursue career in different fields after successful completion of their course. They can assume higher positions in the field of Economy, History, Archaeology, Education, Philosophy, Political science, Public Relation, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Journalism etc.


The candidate applying for M.A. should have completed bachelor's degree in respective subject with Honours B.A. (Hons).
  • Master of Arts Syllabus

    Syllabus of Arts as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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