A Master of Arts (MA) is a postgraduate academic master degree awarded by universities in many countries. The degree is typically studied for in English, Fine Arts, History, Nursing, Humanities, Geography, Philosophy, Social Sciences or Theology and can be either fully-taught, research-based, or a combination of the two.
At Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin, it is awarded after a certain number of years without further examination to those who are entitled to the undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Arts, and in the ancient universities of Scotland it is awarded as a first degree to undergraduates. The Master of Arts degree traces its origin to the teaching licence, or Licentia docendi, for the University of Paris.
List of Master of Arts Colleges and Institutes in India