|10 K-20 K INR annual|
|JNUEE, MDU CEE|
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.
The course highlights of M.A History is given in the table below -
Level of Programme
Duration of Programme
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
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.
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.
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.
The table below comprises of the detailed syllabus of M.A History offered in various Indian Universities/Institutions -
With a Masters degree in History, the candidates can target one of the following job titles as career options -
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Acharya Nagarjuna University Post Graduate Common Entrance Test , TATA Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test , Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test , Banasthali University Aptitude Test , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.A. History courses.
Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : Presidency College (Berhampur) , Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi) , Loyola College (Chennai) , K. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce (Mumbai) , Kishinchand Chellaram Law College (Mumbai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.A. History or not.
The average fee for M.A. History is INR 10000 per year.
Some of the popular specializations for M.A. (Master of Arts) are : International Law , Peace Studies , Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration , Population Studies , Enterpreneurship Skill.
M.A. History is a 2 year course.