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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Russia

Studying Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts (M.A. degree) is the most common Master's degree besides the Master of Science (M.Sc.), awarded by most universities worldwide. The study duration of a Master of Arts degree is between 1-2 years, depending on the subject and how intensive classes are.

Universities and colleges generally award Masters of Arts in fields like Languages, History, Geography, Philosophy, Fine Arts, but also Social Sciences, where they overlap with Masters of Science. This means that one subject can be offered either as an M.A. or an M.Sc. degree depending on which graduate school provides it.

For example, you can find both M.A. and M.Sc. degrees in Political Science. While sometimes the difference is only in name, it can also reflect the focus of classes or the method of graduation. Checking the curriculum is the best way to find out what is expected from you during courses.

Most M.A. classes aim to develop students’ abilities to think critically, analyse ideas and propositions, and express their own conclusions clearly. M.A. degrees usually have a high degree of class interaction. To receive a Master of Arts degree, you need to write a thesis based on independent research during the final year.

Study in Russia

Russian universities are well-known for their excellent studies in areas like Physics, Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology. They are also affordable when compared to their Western counterparts; most programmes cost under 7,500 EUR per academic year. Local campuses and dormitories meet all the modern standards you’d expect, and Russian universities take pride in having state-of-the-art laboratories and research centres. Living costs are affordable, and you can apply for one of the 15,000 scholarships, which are offered every year by the Russian government. This shows the commitment and desire to attract top students and support them while living and studying in Russia.

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