M.A. History

About M.A. History

Master of Arts in History or M.A History is a two-year postgraduate degree programme which is offered at different Indian Universities for those who had studied History at the undergraduate level and want to pursue a postgraduate degree in the same specialization. 
In this two-year postgraduate degree programme, students get to know about all those major historical events which took place not only in India but globally. The entire syllabus is taught over a duration of two years and divided across four semesters

M.A History Course Highlights

The course highlights of M.A History is given in the table below – 

Level of Programme


Duration of Programme

2 Years

Type of Examination



Students with a Bachelor’s degree in History from a recognised University

Average Tuition Fee

INR 10,000/- to INR 40,000/-

Average Starting Package

INR 2.5 LPA to 6.0 LPA

Job Profiles Suitable

Research Associate, Lecturer, Historian, Editor etc

M.A. History Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for M.A History programme, the applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in History and must have obtained the degree from a recognised University with a minimum overall aggregate of 50%. Some Universities or Institutions also demand the applicants to be not more than 26 years of age while applying for the M.A History programme

M.A History Admission Process


There are two ways of getting admission into the M.A History programme offered at various institutions/universities – 

Entrance Test Based – Many universities conduct an entrance exam for admission into the M.A History programme. On the basis of the entrance test scores of the candidates, final admission is granted by these universities/institutions

Merit-Based – Under this process, the universities/institutions consider the marks secured by the applicants at the qualifying exam level to grant seats in the M.A History programme. This process is also known as direct admission process.

M.A History Course Fee

On average, students have to pay something between 10,000 rupees and 40,000 rupees per semester as a course fee for M.A History. However, this amount varies in Government and Private universities. M.A History course fee is significantly less than what is charged in the un-aided or private universities/institutions.

M.A. History Syllabus

The table below comprises of the detailed syllabus of M.A History offered in various Indian Universities/Institutions – 

M.A. History Career Options and Job Prospects

With a Masters degree in History, the candidates can target one of the following job titles – 

  • Lecturer & Teacher
  • Research Assistant
  • Manager of Historic Sites or National Parks
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Historian
  • Editor

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