4 August 2012

MA Degree in Pakistan

A Master degree (M.A) gives a mastery of a particular field of study. Holders of a Master degree program enjoy a range of academic skills of a subject. The Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees are the basic degree type in most subjects, and they may be course-based, research-based, or a combination of the two.

A thesis may or may not be required, depending on the program. There are a range of pathways to the degree. The master's is usually offered at a postgraduate level. Some university Programmes provide for a joint bachelor's and master's degree which is called a honour degree, after four or five years.


Master’s degree requires two year program of study after completing two years bachelor’s degree. Master degree may be of one year if the bachelor degree is of 3 years.  It provides higher qualification for employment or prepares for doctoral studies.


Admission to a master's program normally requires holding a bachelor's degree. Progressing to a doctoral program sometimes requires that the candidate first earn a master's degree.

Field of study

M.A (Master of Arts) degree / M.Sc (Master of Science) degree  / M.Com (Master of Commerce) degree programmes are offered in Pakistan in the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • Applied Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Multimedia Design
  • Fashion Designing (MFD)
  • Computer & Mass Media (MCMM)
  • International Relations
  • Fashion Designing & Merchandising
  • Rural Sociology
  • Women Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Journalism
  • History
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • E-Business & Commerce
  • Statistics
  • Business Information Technology
  • Banking & Finance
  • (Accounting and Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Computer & Mass Media (MCMM)
  • Computer & Fashion Designing (MCFD)
  • Computer & Education (MCE)
  • Computer & Accounting (MCA)
  • E Commerce
  • Computer Technology & Telecommunication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Zoology
  • Rural Sociology
  • Population Sciences
  • Physics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Demography
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Anthropology
  • Agriculture
  • English Language Teaching
  • School Administration MSA
  • Business Education (MBE)
  • Computer & Education (MCE)
  • English Language Teaching
  • Women Studies
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Persian
  • Pashto
  • English
  • Education
  • Arabic
  • Phil Education
  • Islamiat
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Rural Sociology
  • Geography
  • Women Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Computer & Fashion Designing (MCFD)

Universities offered Master programmes in Pakistan:
  • Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Islamabad
  • Gomal University, D.I. Khan
  • Hazara University, Dodhial, Mansehra
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Islamia University, Bahawalpur
  • Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  • University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  • University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • University of Education, Lahore
  • University of Karachi, Karachi
  • University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir. Malakand
  • University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  • University of Sargodha, Sargodha
  • University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Gandhara University, Peshawar

If you want to see information about more universities or colleges for the above programs please visit our universities list page.

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