MA Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology

MA Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology

2 years

Master of Arts (MA) in Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology (NeHCA) is a two years course under the Department of Nepalese History, Culture and Archaelogy. The Masters' program aims at facilitating students to enhance their expertise the history, culture, archaeology, museology, iconography, tourism and other relevant disciplines. 

Salient Features

Archaeological excavation and exploration projects

Masters level students are to undertake archaeological excavation and exploration projects under Field Archaeology as a requirement under the curriculum. Excavations are usually undertaken in January and explorations in February however, logistics is managed by the department itself. This provides students with the opportunity to explore major archaeological sites in the country.

Internal Academic tour

Masters level students are also provided with the opportunity to be a part of the internal academic tour in Kathmandu valley. This allows them to explore the art, culture, and history of the Kathmandu valley that is known for its rich heritage and culture. 

Research and publication

The central department has been publishing the academic journal titled, 'Nepalese Culture' in series of volumes. The Journal provides space for prominent researchers and academics especially Masters and PhD students in the field to access and publish articles on topics covering culture, art, architecture, archaeology, cultural tourism, museology, numismatics, epigraphy, history, and society.

Admission Criteria

The Central Department of Nepalese, History & Culture calls for admission to MA program once a year, which is usually in December/ January. Dates of admission are allocated by the office of the Dean, Humanities & Social sciences.

Contact:Central Department of Nepalese History and ArchaeologyPhone Number : +977-01-4331976Email: University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Curricular Structure

The course spans over 2 years divided over 4 semesters with 60 credits in total.

Semester I
Course Code Course Title Credits
NeHCA 551 Ancient Polity and Political History of Ancient Nepal 3
NeHCA 552 Medieval and Modern History of Nepal 3
NeHCA 553 Social History of Nepal 3
NeHCA 554 Cultural Tourism 3
NeHCA 555 Nepalese Society and Culture 3
NeHCA 556 Epigraphy 3
Total   18
Semester II
Course Code Course Title Credits
NeHCA 558 Religion 3
NeHCA 559 Philosophy 3
NeHCA 560 Principle of Archaeology 3
NeHCA 561 Field Archaeology 3
NeHCA 562 Economic History of Nepal 3
Total   15
Semester III
Course Code Course Title Credits
NeHCA 563 Pre-History 3
NeHCA 564 Architecture of Nepal 3
NeHCA 565 Iconography 3
NeHCA 566 Fine Arts of Nepal 3
NeHCA 567 Museology 3
NeHCA 568 Numismatics 3
Total   18
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title Credits
NeHCA 569 Heritage Management in Tourism 3
NeHCA 570 Himalayan Heritage 3
NeHCA 571 Research Methodology 3
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Total   9