MA stands for Masters of Arts which is a Post Graduate degree. MA with specialization in Sociology. The course is aimed to give impart in-depth knowledge of sociology. It also teaches about critical comprehension and analysis with reference to social dynamics. It includes study of issues related to population and their development.
All graduate candidates are eligible for this course. Some government institutes and reputed colleges have marked some minimum qualifying marks in graduation degree as their eligibility criteria for this course and this must be noted and verified before making any application.
MA is a non technical course and that is the reason it is less crowded in terms of seats. Any candidate can get admission by submitting the application form and admission fee before due dates.
Being a post graduate course, it is having 2 years duration. These 2 years are divided into 4 semesters, each of 6 months. As this is a non technical course, many institutes offer it as a part time or distant learning course. In such cases, the duration may vary.
Further study options
Once you are done with your Post Graduate degree, you are all ready to enter into your professional world.
If you want to study further, you can go for PhD or M.Phil. as a research option. Some other short term courses like typing course or short hand etc can also be done.