A Master of Arts is a humanities based postgraduate degree and can be referred to as MA, M.A or AM. Students taking an MA degree typically study humanities, philosophy, fine arts or social sciences. A Master of Arts degree provides general knowledge in a specific discipline, area of professional study or interdisciplinary field.
Master of Arts (abbreviated MA or M.A.) degrees are graduate-level achievements conferred by universities around the world. Taking a Master of Arts degree can offer a number of diverse benefits ranging from enhanced career prospects to improved problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Additionally, a Master of Arts can lead to post-graduate study in a PhD program. Specialized subjects within disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and sometimes Business and Law, fall within the academic realm of Master of Arts. MA candidates are often required to complete research and present a thesis paper prior to completion of their degree.
The minimum eligibility criterion required for the candidates is to possess a Bachelor’s degree in English or relevant discipline from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 60%. Admission to MA English is done on the basis of entrance tests. However, some MA English colleges also provide direct admission based on merit.