About MA History

The Faculty of Arts offers a two year Master of Arts in History which allows students to develop the most specialised insights in the scope of the ancient world, and follow the tragectory of the past into new and modern innovations. The study of history maintans a position of great significance as it allows students to effectively develop an understanding of the past events pave a way which will lead the world into the future. The curriculum of this program has been structured in such a way which allows effective research to be conducted which further shapes the manner in which people get to interact with the moden world. The program covers the socio-economic and political landscapes which further enhance the understanding of the students into the numerous dynamics of the world and the fundamentals of civilisation. The study allows students not only to acquire a knowledge of the past, but to also acquire effective analytical insights into these events so as to develop the most effective interpretation. The Faculty of Arts provides an enriching blend of learning and academic resources which allows students not only to learn, but also to engage with the practices of the real world and develop real-time solutions which can bring value to the people and the society. With its enriching blend of libraries, the Faculty of Arts allows students to dive through history behind the pages of a book and allow such knowledge to impact the world. The program is taken under the instruction of highly effective faculties who go to shape the scope the students in such a way that they get to understand the world and pave a way for the future.


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MA HistoryProgram Outcomes

Why Study MA History

The MA History program shapes and develops students who are well equipped with the knowledge and insights of the ancient world and the past civilizations and follows the dynamic of such events in such a way that maintains relevance in the modern world. The program goes to shape students who are well equipped with an ability to effectively conduct research in the specialized areas.
History Librarian

History Librarian

An ability to provide the most insightful solutions into the various books and reads which are required for students to develop an understanding of the past events through numerous records kept.


An ability to provide the most effective understanding of the past events so as to develop and shape the world in such a manner which helps in the understanding of the current and also the possible future events.

Political Analyst

Political Analyst

An ability to develop an understanding of the past so as to shape the political dynamics and provide the most effective solutions in field.


The ability to provide students with in-depth knowledge and insightful understanding into the numerous ways of the past and give way into the future by sharing knowledge.


Duration: 2 years (Semester System)



Constituent College of Parul University


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have passed HSC examination


Mode of Admission

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MA History feesFees


MA History

₹ 40,000/- Annually*

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

MA History CurriculumCurriculum

Early Human Societies

Bronze Age Civilizations

Formation of States and Empires

Alternative Social Formations

Religion, State and Society


Trade and Commerce in the Medieval World

Medieval World in Transition

Theories of the Ancient World

Historical Theories

Advanced Human Societies


World Historical Perspectives

General Elective French/German

Pre-modern World: An Overview

The Modern State and Politics

Theories of the Modern World


Capitalism and Industrialization

Expansion of Europe

International Relations

Historiography, Environment and Economy

Expansion of South East Asia


Modern World: Essential Components

Theories of Modern World

History and Regional Politics

General Elective French/German

History and Global Cultures




MA History Curriculum Practical Resources


Language Laboratory

The faculty of arts focuses in the overall development and one of the major skills required in this field is the ability of students to adapt to various social dynamics of the students


Computer Lab

The computer lab provides students hands on experience in various software with high speed internet access. Students get aware of the basics of computer

MA History CurriculumActivities

Visit to Radio City Station

The students of Mass Communication department, Faculty of Arts, Parul University visited Radio City station, Old Padra Road, Vadodara on 27th February 2018 to get an exposure to the basics of radio broadcast and operations of a private FM with Assistant Professor Akansha Kumar and Dr. Pallavi Dubey from the Mass Communication and Sociology department respectively. We are thankful to Atik Khan, the programming director of Radio City for hosting the students and explaining them the important aspects of a radio station and RJ Jahnvi, popular Radio Jockey of Radio City who gave some important tips to students.

Workshop on “Visual Communication”

A workshop on Visual Communication for students of Mass Communication department, Faculty of Arts was conducted by Rajeet Shah and Karan Bhatt of Dreamvoxmedia on 21 st February 2018. The workshop was divided into two parts: (a) Technical: It offered students with basics of a digital single lens reflex camera and the different kinds of angle and frame size to use for a scene or picture enhancement; (b) Creative: It dealt with writing of a concept, script, climax and screenplay.

National Youth Day Celebration

On the occasion of 156th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Faculty of Commerce jointly with Faculty of Arts organised 'National Youth Day Celebration' on 12th January, 2019. Mr. Animesh Bhatt, a renowned TEDx Speaker graced the event as the Chief Guest.The inaugural event was attended by around 350 people comprising of participants, students, faculty members, judges etc.As a part of the celebration, competitions like Elocution, Quiz (on the theme of Swami Vivekananda) and Debate were organised for the students.The theme of the event 'Arise, Awake and don't stop until the goal is reached' was indeed justified by the young participants and made it a successful event.

Expert Session by Mr. Parvez Shaikh, CEO, Purple Crayon Advertising

An expert Session was organized under the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, the session focused on how to be an entrepreneur and having your own advertising agency. It was a very interactive, fun and informative session by Mr. Parvez Shaikh, the CEO of Purple Crayon Advertising. The students were absorbed in his presentation about his passion of being an entrepreneur. The session focused on what it takes to be an entrepreneur, difference between entrepreneurship and start-ups, necessities and challenges faced, what success would mean and making a mark in the advertising industry.

Expert Lecture on Importance of foreign language- French and Enriching Student’s Vocabulary

On the 27th March 2017, an expert talk was held for French Language for Arts, B.Com, and M.Com students. The expert talk was very well organized by Faculty of Arts. Ms. Parul Talegaonkar gave a wonderful and very motivating session for an hour. Ms. Parul began with introduction that took a few minutes. She mentioned what we will be learning throughout the lecture and undoubtly was able to keep her word.