Master of Arts in History

IGNOU MA History Admission 2018 – Online, Eligibility, Fee, Duration

Ignou MA History Admission Fee
Written by Sumit Sharma

IGNOU MA History Admission 2018

The Ignou MA History admission is offered to the learners in both January and July academic cycles.Students can check out last date of admission in the notification published by the university on its official website at Usually, the advertisement for admission to Master of Arts in History programme is published in the month of May and November for July and January sessions respectively.

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The programme code is ‘MAH’. The medium of instruction is both English and Hindi to study all the related courses.The examination is conducted twice in a year i.e in June and December. The students who take Ignou MA History admission in January session has to complete the minimum time of study and they can appear in December examination.

The students admitted in July session can appear in the examination which will be conducted in the next year June month. In case, if any candidate is unable to pass any course, then he/ she can appear for the examination which will be conducted in next six months.

Programme Objective

This programme has been offered by School of Social Sciences (SOSS) in the University.It has been designed with the main objective to provide an opportunity for learners to pursue higher studies in the field of History and also to expose learners to a wide range of History literature.It is of great use for the teaching professionals working in schools and for the people who are associated with history and culture (Museums, Archives, Archaeological Survey etc.).

It is a great opportunity for the graduate students who wants to do master degree in History.The curriculum of this program has not been restricted up to the study of Ancient, Medieval or Modern History. It has been designed with an objective to provide insight and information about the major developments with transition stages in World History as well as Indian History.

Duration of Programme

The student should pass or clear all the courses of this programme within the minimum duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years. It is a two-year master degree program in history. The 2-tier system and thematic approach have been applied to the university for this program.

Fee Structure

The total fee for MA History programme is Rs. 9,000/- which has to be paid year wise @Rs.4500/- per year. Please confirm the latest fee of any course in the latest prospectus or from the Regional Centre as it may change during the course of time.

Programme Detail

The detail about this programme such as Name, Code, Category, etc has been mentioned below:

  • Programme Name: Master of Arts in History
  • Programme Code: MAH
  • Category: Master Degree
  • Eligibility Criteria: The candidate seeking admission in Master of Arts in History discipline of Indira Gandhi National Open University must possess Graduate degree or higher degree from any of the recognized university.
  • Age Eligibility: There is no minimum and maximum age bar for this course.

IGNOU MA History Admission Procedure

The university provides the admission to MAH course in both January and July session.The admission related advertisement is published in the local dailies and on the official website of the university as already mentioned above.

To apply for IGNOU MA History admission, the learners need to visit the nearest IGNOU Regional Centre and obtain the prospectus. The application forms related to admission, re-registration, examination, etc have been enclosed in the prospectus.

The learner can also download the Ignou common prospectus for MAH programme from the university official website.

IGNOU MA History Online Admission

The learners can also fill up Ignou online admission form to apply for admission to MA (Master of Arts) in History. All, they need is the working internet connectivity at their home or in their nearby. To apply for IGNOU MA History Online Admission, the students should visit the university official website at following web URL:

The students have to upload their academic documents, scanned photograph and signature to register them for any course online.The IGNOU MA History fees can be paid online as well if the application form is filled online via credit/ debit card.

IGNOU MA History Syllabus & Courses

The total number of courses required to be qualified to complete the master degree are 9 (64 Credits).In IGNOU, One credit is equivalent to thirty study hours. We have mentioned below the syllabus/ courses with their course code and course name:

1st Year Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
MHI-01 Ancient and Medieval Societies 8
MHI-02 Modern World 8
MHI-04 Political Structures in India 8
MHI-05 History of Indian Economy 8

2nd Year Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
MHI-03 Historiography 8
MPSE-003 Western Political Thought 4
MPSE-004 Social and Political Thought in Modern India 4
MHI-06 Evolution of Social Structures in India through the Ages 8
MHI-08 History of Ecology and Environment: India 8
Total Credits 64

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About the author

Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to education.


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