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Master of Arts

Master of Arts

The Magister Artium, Magister in Artibus, or Master of Arts degree is an academic degree of medieval origin which has later acquired different characteristics in different educational systems. It may refer more specifically to:

  • Master of Arts (postgraduate), a master's degree in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, and some European countries
  • Master of Arts (Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin), a degree from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, or the University of Dublin (Trinity College), conferred after an interval on holders of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree (and certain others) without further study
  • Master of Arts (Scotland), an undergraduate degree from the ancient universities of Scotland and the University of Dundee

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