M.A. (Urdu)

Master of Arts in Urdu

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation

M.A. Urdu or Master of Arts in Urdu is a postgraduate Urdu language course. It covers the areas regarding Urdu literature: society, poetry, prose, drama, novels, grammar etc. The duration of M.A. in Urdu is mostly of two academic years but it may vary from institute to institute. During the course the main emphasis is given on the Urdu language and literature, its development through the phases of History and the syllabus is divided into four semesters. It provides lot career opportunities to the candidates in Urdu speaking business communities.

M.A. Urdu Eligibility

  • The candidates should complete their B.A. degree under any recognised University in Arts stream with Urdu as one of the subjects.
  • The marks of admission for this course may vary from University to University.

M.A. Urdu Syllabus

Syllabus of Urdu as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

M.A. I: (Sem. I)

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


History of Urdu Language & Literature


Elements of Urdu Structure


Early Poetry (Nazm and Ghazal)


Early Prose

Sem. II


Modern Poetry


Modern Prose




Print Media And Mass Media

M.A. II: (Sem. III)


Classical poetry (Qasida, Marsia & Masnavi)


Classical Prose


Principals of Literary Criticism

Sem. IV


Comparative Study of Urdu and Punjabi Literature






Print Media and Mass media


M.A. Urdu Colleges

M.A. Urdu Course Suitability

  • Students having interest in Urdu language and want to cooperate in its development are most suitable for this course.
  • Those who are desirous of going for teaching fields at higher degree level also are good suit for it.
  • They should possess good interpersonal and communication skills.

How is M.A. Urdu Course Beneficial?

  • The course is beneficial in the teaching fields as they can become teacher at school level and after having passed NET exam they can go for colleges/university level.
  • They can get jobs in court in form of translator and interpreter.
  • Other place where they can go for jobs is embassy.

M.A. Urdu Job Types

  • Urdu Linguist
  • Translator - Urdu
  • Cryptologic Language Instructor (Urdu)
  • Urdu (Language Professional) - Linguist
  • Bilingual Telephone Interviewer
  • Content Editor - Urdu Journalism

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