University of Namibia Master of Arts

University of Namibia Master of Arts

What is Master of Arts?

A Master of Arts is the holder of a master’s degree awarded by universities in many countries. The degree is usually contrasted with that of Master of Science.

Entry Requirement:

  • Prospective candidates must be in possession of a relevant Bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 8 with at least a C grade average (i.e. 60%), or a good postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution.
  • Subject to the relevant regulations for admission to postgraduate studies, a candidate should have completed at least two years of field experience in social work to qualify for admission to the MA programme in Social Work.
  • Candidates who intend to pursue MA degree studies should approach the head of the department in which they intend to undertake their studies before 31 October of the year preceding intended registration.
  • Prospective candidates will be required to write a one page submission to articulate the goals of their undertaking MA studies, and the Faculty reserves the right to interview applicants.
  • Submission of an application for admission to the MA programme does not ensure admission to the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What degree is Master of Arts?

A Master of Arts degree is a humanities based postgraduate degree and can be referred to as MA, M.A or AM. Students taking an MA degree typically study humanities, philosophy, fine arts or social sciences.

Which is better MSc or MA?

An MA degree may represent the highest level of study one can achieve in a particular subject, while with an MSc this is not the case. MSc degrees are generally classed as professional degrees, while an MA qualification is usually an academic degree. An MSc degree will lead to different graduate outcomes than an MA.

What is the difference between MS and MA?

An MA is usually a terminal degree, while an MS degree prepares students for working on their doctoral degrees later. The main difference between an MA and MS degree is that an MA applies to arts and humanities degrees and an MS applies to scientific and technical degrees.

How many years is a master degree?

Most master’s degree programs will take an average of two years from start to finish – about half of the time it takes to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Can I do Phd after MA?

Definitely you can pursue PHD after completion of your Masters Degree because minimum eligibility required to pursue PhD is Masters Degree in any discipline from a recognised University.

Is Master of Arts a master’s degree?

The MA is a taught postgraduate Masters. It is offered in most Arts and Humanities subjects and in some areas of the Social Sciences. It stands for Magister Artium, which is Latin for ‘Master of Arts’. The MA is actually one of the oldest types of postgraduate qualification.

What is MAS degree?

Master of Applied Science, or MAS/MASc, is a formal designation for a master’s degree that focuses on the uses of scientific knowledge in a particular field, such as patient safety, agronomy, natural resources management, nanotechnology, and materials engineering.

Can I do MA after BA general?

Yes, she is eligible to study M.A.(English), even if she is B.A.(General) student. The minimum eligibility to get admission in M.A. (English) is that the Candidate should have completed his/her Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute with minimum 50% of marks.

Can I do BA and MA together?

Yes, you can pursue B. Ed and MA together in the same year but one should be in regular mode and other in distance mode.

Can I do bed after MA?

Yes you can do B.Ed after doing MA in distance but it will decrease your knowledge as regular study is always better than distance.

What is BA and MA degree?

BA (Bachelor of Arts) is an undergraduate programme, while MA (Master of Arts) is a postgraduate programme. If you are passionate about any particular major within the realm of arts and humanities, the BA MA integrated course might just be the right option for you

Can I do MA in one year?

Students can do Master of Arts (M.A) in one year who failed in 1st Year or 2nd year of Degree. 4. Students who got Govt. job in their early age can also do Master of Arts (M.A) in one year degree Program and get Single Sitting MA Degree.

What is double MA?

Double degree means you are doing master’s degree in two subjects, for an example masters degree in English as well as Economics. If you want to pursue both MA in English and MA in Economics simultaneously, then you can register in two different universities that offer these programs through distance learning.

Is an MA better than a BA?

A BA has a higher level of mastery than the secondary education of a person. MA is more important as an educational qualification and has a higher level of mastery than BA.

What is the benefit of MA in education?

M.A. in Education hones the skills in students that are needed in discussions and analyses of theories related to education for their application to real-world experiences while also providing competency in educational leadership.