Nowadays besides the Master of Science (M.Sc.) the Master of Arts is the most common Master's degree awarded by most universities in Europe as well as worldwide. It replaces old five-year programs such as the German Magister and Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus with the combination of a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes. The Master of Arts is typically awarded in fields such as geography, philosophy, languages, history, fine arts but also social sciences and has thus overlap with the Master of Science.
What is Master of Arts?
Master of Arts is a Postgraduate Course with a duration of two years. With many expressive disciplines, it is a broad subdivision of culture composed. With the Master of Science, the degree is usually contrasted. Those admitted to the degree typically study diplomacy, public administration, linguistics, history, communication studies, political science, or other subjects within the scope of the humanities and social sciences, however, different universities have different subjects and may also offer the degree for fields typically considered within the natural sciences and mathematics.
Depending upon the institution providing it is normally a two years program conducted over two or more Semesters. To acquire M.A. Master’s Degree Programs in Arts candidate have to pass 4 or 5 Papers with lectures, examination, and seminars. English, Hindi or any other Language provided can be the medium of Instruction and the course itself. Through Correspondence or Distance Education Master of Arts Course is also available.
Eligibility Criteria for Master of Arts
Admission Process for M.A.
Popular M.A. course entrance exams are as follows:
How to pick the right subjects in Master of Arts?
Students must keep the following things in mind when it comes to the selection of the subject.
Who should opt?
Candidate must be dedicated and focused towards their subject who wish to study Master of Arts degree. Students must have sound mental and physical abilities because Master of Arts is a theoretical as well as the practical field. Students must be hardworking and can study for long hours and get in-depth information about their subject. To relay their knowledge to their peers, professors, teachers, and subordinates they must be keenly and deeply interested in the subject and should have excellent communication skills.
Career Scope for Master of Arts stream students
Students from the Arts background have plenty of career options and job opportunities thanks to the diverse nature of the stream. To take up the teaching profession in the field or subject of their specialization is the most popular career choice for the Arts stream students. Depending upon the further study option that they opt for they can also explore other career options. These include actor, architects, fashion designers, businessman, economist, statistician, musicians, dancers, artists, business managers, lawyers, writers, historian, and archaeologist.
Many students from the arts stream also choose government jobs in different departments and ministries apart from the aforementioned career options. The UPSC civil services exam is also a preferred career option among the Arts stream students which is the qualifying exam for IAS, IPS, IFS and other high-level bureaucrats. Alternatively, they can also appear for SSC / Staff Selection Commission Exams, for Banking sector recruitment exams or State PCS exams to join the bureaucracy.
After MA degree course many candidates choose to pursue Ph.D. after which there is a lot of scope for jobs. Depending on which subject they specialize in after successful completion of the programme, one can find jobs in the fields of Public Relations, Psychology, Economics, History, Public Administration etc.
The salaries improve after you have gained up to 2 years of experience but after pursuing MA might not be very attractive.
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