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What is a Master of Arts?
What is a Master of Arts?

What is a Master of Arts?


A Master of Arts (commonly abbreviated as a MA) is a globally recognized academic degree awarded to graduates for the completion of their course. The degree generally takes two years to complete, but will vary depend on the country, institution, subject area and courses selected. Programs resulting in a Master of Arts degree are generally more focused on practical implication and artistic skills, and students are expected to concentrate their creativity on mastering the technical and practical facets of their field. Master of Arts degrees are usually offered in either the liberal arts, the sciences or both covering areas like social sciences, humanities, music, fashion or fine arts.


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