Master of Arts (MA) Philosophy - National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration(NIEPA), New Delhi

  • Years 2 Years
  • Type Course Post Graduate
  • stream Arts
  • Delivery Mode

What is M.A. in Philosophy?

MA in Philosophical is a postgraduate programme that provides studies in both Classical and Modern philosophy schools. This curriculum is devoted to the investigation of reality, existence, and the fundamental nature of knowing. The course offers an in-depth study of Philosophy as a subject at the advanced level. It entails the investigation of a critical and systematic approach and its dependence on a reasoned argument to solve broad issues. Existence, knowledge, truth, beauty, law, justice, validity, mind, and language are common topics for discussion.


M.A. Philosophy studies Indian Epistemology, Theory of Knowledge and Reality, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy, Logic and Language, Religion, Western Metaphysics, Ethics, Traditional and, History & Philosophy of Natural Science, Propositional Logic, Analytic Philosophy, Descartes, Early Buddhism, Plato, Schools of Vedanta Philosophy of Social Science, and other topics.

The study is based on a critical and systematic approach. Its dependence on a reasoned argument addresses universal concerns like existence, truth, knowledge, validity, mind, beauty, law, justice, and language.


Eligibility Criteria for M.A. in Philosophy

  • Aspiring students must have completed a bachelor's degree in any field.
  • However, many prestigious universities need a graduation degree with Honours in Philosophy or Philosophy as one of the topics studied in graduation from any of the country's accredited universities/colleges for admission to the M.A. (Philosophy) degree programme.
  • Some of the most prestigious colleges and institutions need a minimum of 45-50 per cent in graduation as a qualifying criterion for admission to this course. Some additionally hold entrance examinations to get admission to their M.A. (Philosophy) degree programme.
  • The final merit, i.e. total marks aggregated in the final examinations of graduation and the entrance test, is used to determine admission to these institutions' degree programmes.

 Benefits of M.A. in Philosophy

  • The M.A. (Philosophy) degree is a prerequisite for further higher education and research in this subject, such as the PhD and M.Phil. degrees in Philosophy. After completing this degree, a student can apply for the UGC-NET or JRF test; success in these examinations allows a student to pursue a career in teaching or research.
  • Holders of an M.A. (Philosophy) degree can pursue advanced studies and careers in Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Aesthetics, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Social and Political Philosophy, Cognitive Science, History of Modern Philosophy, Philosophy and Gender, and Philosophy of Law.
  • A degree in Philosophy meets the desire of a student who studies for passion and the ethics that the topic of Philosophy carries with it.

Future Scope of M.A. in Philosophy

Students will be able to comprehend society and their own lives after completing a postgraduate degree in Philosophy. Candidates who complete the M.A. Philosophy course get a thorough grasp of the universe and human behaviour.

If candidates choose to continue their studies, they might pursue a PhD in Philosophy or an M.Phil. in Philosophy.


Career and Job Opportunities after M.A. in Philosophy

M.A. Philosophy graduates can pursue careers in Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Aesthetics, and other areas of philosophy. After completing this degree, a student can apply for the UGC-NET or JRF test; success in these examinations qualifies them for teaching or research. Candidates with this degree/program can work in various sectors such as Ethics Advisor, School Teacher, Social Worker, Charities Administrator, Information Science, Survey Interviewer, and so on. M.A. Philosophy degree fees typically range between INR 7K and INR 1 lakh. Students who complete this degree have chances in various fields such as publishing, divinity, teaching, insurance, and diplomacy. The typical beginning pay is between INR 2 and 6 lakhs.


Applicants can also work as, Researchers, Social Worker archivists, Student Affairs Manager Administrator, Interviewer, Insurance Underwriter, Lecturer, Content Writer, and so on.


Fees Structure & Course Duration of M.A. in Philosophy

Average fees in indian colleges from INR 7000 to 1,00,000 & duration of this course is 2 years.

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