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M.A. History: Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Admission Process, Career Scope & Jobs, Syllabus

Updated By Vidhi Thakkar on 28 Mar, 2022
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
10 K-20 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

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 - 



Ist Year

  • Women in Indian History Or 19th Century India
  • History of Republican China Or History of the Marathas (1600-1707 AD)
  • 20th Century World
  • History of India (till 300 BC)

IInd Year

  • Dalit Movement under Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (1920-1956 AD) Or 19th Century Maharashtra
  • World after World War II Or History of the Marathas (1707-1818 AD)
  • Polity in Medieval India
  • State, Society and Culture of India (300-500 BC)

M.A. History Career Options and Job Prospects

With a Masters degree in History, the candidates can target one of the following job titles as career options - 

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

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FAQs about M.A. History

I want admission in M.A. History. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

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.

What are the top colleges offering 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.

What is the average fee for the course M.A. History ?

The average fee for M.A. History is INR 10000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.A. History ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.A. (Master of Arts) are : International Law , Peace Studies , Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration , Population Studies , Enterpreneurship Skill.

What is the duration of the course M.A. History ?

M.A. History is a 2 year course.

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