M.A. (Anthropology)

Master of Arts in Anthropology

Stream Arts
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

M.A. Anthropology or Master of Arts in Anthropology is a postgraduate Anthropology programme which is awarded after successful completion of a two years program or course that covers comprehensive and thorough study of the evolution of man and the socio-cultural development of humans. The course also covers the study of several branches of anthropology (Socio-cultural, Biological-Physical, Applied, Linguistic and Archaeological) that deals with various aspects of human developments. The duration of the course is two years and it provides many opportunities to them after its successful passing.

M.A. Anthropology Employment Areas

Academic Institutes

Conservation Organisations

Minority Commissions

Anthropological Survey of India

Historical Societies



United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Art Galleries

Forensic Science Departments

HR Departments of Corporate Houses and Industries

World Health Organisation (WHO)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

M.A. Anthropology Job Types


Culture Resource Manager


Research Scholar


Social Worker


Tour Guide

Urban Planner


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The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (Anthropology) degree is graduation in any stream but many of the colleges demand graduation with Anthropology as the subject studied in graduation from any of the recognised university/college of the country.

Some of the very reputed universities and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in graduation as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this course and conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (Anthropology) degree course.

Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of graduation and the entrance exam.