M.A. (History)

Master of Arts in Hstory

Stream Arts
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

M.A. History or Master of Arts in History is a postgraduate History course. History includes a comprehensive and thorough study of specialisation in history of some certain time periods of cultures. The course also covers the study of major historical events that took place both in India as well as across the world. Students also are provided Research Skills and Methods, such as research, writing and presentation skills and palaeography, and two additional tailored research skills courses to meet their specific research training needs. Besides of this one, students follow two specialist optional courses and linked historiographical modules to provide the intellectual, conceptual and historiographical framework for their research. M.A. in History is two years duration course and the syllabus is divided into two semesters.

M.A. History Employment Areas

Archaeology Sites

Historical Fiction Writing


Historical Parks


Museums & Art Galleries

Publishing Houses

Public Relation Offices

Survey Agencies

Tourism Industry

M.A. History Job Types


Court Houses Archivist

Documentation Specialist


National Parks & Historic Sites Manager

Library Systems Analyst

Research Assistant

Teacher & Lecturer

Records Manager



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    The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (History) degree is graduation with Honours in History or History as one of the subjects 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 also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (History) 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.