Your guide to a Master of Arts in Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus

Everything you need to know about a Master of Arts (M.A.) course in Northern Cyprus

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 Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus is an attractive study destination, especially for students coming from Turkey, India, Pakistan, and various African countries. The education system is based on the American model and uses a similar credit-based and grade point average (GPA) system. This also means that Bachelor’s degrees last 4 years instead of 3 (like in most EU countries). Local authorities provide various scholarships for internationals; these are usually awarded based on previous academic results. There are also various English-taught programmes to choose from. In your spare time, you can discover the local traditions, habits, festivals and appreciate the importance of spending free time with family and friends. The best way to relax is to visit one of the local beaches and allow the sun and the sound of waves to take all your worries away.

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