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.
- Research and strategic analysts
- Civil services.