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Master of Arts (abbreviated MA or M.A.) degrees are graduate-level achievements awarded by universities around the world. Taking a Master of Arts degree can offer a number of diverse benefits ranging from enhanced career prospects to improved problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Additionally, a Master of Arts can lead to further postgraduate study in a PhD programme. Specialised subjects within disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and sometimes Business and Law, fall within the academic realm of Master of Arts. MA candidates are often required to complete research and present a thesis paper prior to completion of their degree.
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