Master of Arts (MA) is a master level course of 2 years duration, in the field of Arts that offers many specializations in different languages, humanities and liberal arts subjects.
This most pursued course is highly valued because of its objectives and anyone with a Bachelor’s degree can apply for this course. The admission procedure is usually done through MA Entrance Exams such as BHU PET, JNU EE, PU CET, etc.
MA Syllabus and course curriculum is different for every specialization and varies from course to course. But it mostly includes classroom training, lectures, group discussions, field trips and in most of the courses, a compulsory dissertation submission.
Like any other academic oriented course, MA also trains students in classrooms with the help of theory and practical lessons, internships, research projects, assignments, etc.
In many MA courses, there are compulsory field trips and at the end of two years, students are also required to submit their dissertation work which they must have done during their project internship or field trip.
Usually, the course usually has 4-8 main core subjects which are compulsory, and there are many elective courses which a student has to choose to fulfill the requirements. The number of elective courses varies from college to college. In Delhi University, students can choose from upto 20 elective subjects.
Below are mentioned some of the common subjects included in the MA program structure in different specialization courses:
|Master of Arts Specialization||Subjects and Topics Included|
|MA in English||British Literature||American Literature|
|African Literature||Indian Writings in Literature|
|Literary Theory||Commonwealth Literature|
|MA in Hindi||History of Hindi Literature- Ancient & Medieval||Novel and Short Story|
|Hindi Poetry and Proses||Ancient Hindi Poetry|
|Origin of Hindi Language||Hindi Drama|
|MA in History||Ancient History and its Theory||Practice of History|
|Polity in Medieval India||History of Marathas|
|Indian Independence||History of Women In Indian Independence|
|MA in Philosophy||Classical Philosophies||Indian Philosophy|
|Greek Philosophy||Modern Western Philosophy|
|Philosophical Logic||Analytical Philosophy|
|Philosophy of Language||Philosophy of History|
|Philosophy of Religion||Philosophy of Science|
|Ma in Political Science||Administrative Theory||Politics in India|
|Themes in World Politics||Debates in Political Theory|
|Ethics and Politics||Indian Strategic Thought|
|International Security||Indian and the World|
|MA in International Relations||Introduction of International Relations||International Organization|
|Conflict Resolution||US Foreign Policy|
|Political Theory, Concepts, and Perspectives||Government and Politics of South Asia|
|MA in Sociology||Sociological Theories||Sociology of India|
|Methods of Sociological Research||Populations and Society|
|Gender and Society||Agrarian Structure|
|Sociology of Organizations||Sociology of Media|
|MA in Education||Educational Psychology||Guidance & Counselling|
|Educational Administration & Management||Educational Measurement & Evaluation|
|Educational Technology||Life Long Education|
|MA in Fine Arts||History of Fine Arts in India||History of Indian Painting|
|Drawing & Painting||History of Indian Architecture|
|MA in Gender Studies||Introduction to Gender Studies||Feminist Movement|
|Feminist Theories||Gender and Economy|
|Gender, Environment and Livelihood||Gender Analysis|
|Gender. Polity and Governance||Gender Mainstreaming|
Click on MA Course List for all the specializations.
MA Course Books
There are many course books and study material that your college will provide to score well in the semester end exam. They will be different for each specialization
Following are few of the books that you must go through to perform well in the examinations:
|Name of the Book||Name of the Author|
|Elements of Real Analysis||MD Raisinghania|
|Essential of Educational Psychology||SK Mangal|
|Basic Concepts of Environmental Studies||DD Mishra|
|An Objective History of English Literature||BB Jain|
In all the MA courses, almost 70% marks are acquired through theory cases, and 30% is on the basis of assignments, projects work, performance in the internal assessments and field trip.