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Master of Arts (MA)

A Master of Arts (Latin: Magister Artium; abbreviated M.A., MA; also Latin: Artium Magister, abbreviated A.M., or AM) is the holder of a type of master’s degree awarded by universities in many countries. The degree is usually contrasted with the Master of Science degree.

A Master of Arts degree 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.

  • A Master in Fine Arts is a good choice for students who want to earn their livings as painters, photographers, sculptors, etc.
  • For those who want a little more flexibility, a Master of Arts will offer a broader range of classes and prepare you for more diverse career opportunities.

Career opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Research and strategic analysts
  • Civil services.