Queries related to a master's degree, sometimes referred to as a post-graduate degree.

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Is it realistic to deal with a huge undocumented code base for master's project?

I'm currently pursuing a Master's degree in a STEM field and working on a thesis. For my master's thesis, my advisor suggested I expand the code of the group's software and add new features to it. ...
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How to professionally quit a student job?

I'm a CS master student in a German university currently writing my thesis. Three months ago I saw an ad from a PhD student in the group where I'm doing my thesis asking for a student assistant (HiWi) ...
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Masters in Human Resources Management - Postgraduate study [on hold]

I'm based in the UK, have an undergraduate degree and I'm looking at further study in the field of Human Resource Management to expand my generalist HR knowledge. I have looked at various ...
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Work Integrated MS Software Systems (4 year) from BITS Pilani, India [on hold]

I am working in an IT company as a developer. They are offering a 4 year MS from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India. But we should sign a 4 year bond with the company. So is ...
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If I get an HND then a BSc, can I then go and specialise in any area for my Masters?

I am currently in an apprenticeship for Software Development; however, I want to change my future career after doing a job as a Software Developer. I would like to know if I would be able to go and ...
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Writing a recommendation letter as an employer for a student applying to programs in a different field

I have been asked to write a letter of recommendation for a student I formerly supervised at my place of employment (at university, but as a staff member). The graduate programs the student is ...
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What should I do when my supervisor wants to delay my graduation?

I am MASc (two year program with a thesis) student in a Canadian university. Right now, I've finished my course requirements and I want to graduate in five academic terms. I have two supervisors. One ...
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Is it a good idea to escalate if my masters advisor is incompetent?

I would like to know whether to escalate the issue when my masters thesis advisor is very careless, disorganized and does not provide anything useful to me. I have started with him around 9 months ...
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Computer Science Master in Spain with scholarship [closed]

Does anybody know a good Master in Spain (I prefer Barcelona) on Computer Science or Computational Logic, with full teaching in English where students can receive scholarships or grants to pay for ...
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Team work at Masters level

Ok so first off a bit of background. I've been working professionally three years in a software engineer position after my BSc. in Mathematics and Physics. At some point I realized I missed doing true ...
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Masters program for studying computing in society? [closed]

I have recently started an MSc in Computer Science, but I have become uncertain about whether that particular course is right for me. A subject that has been occupying my thoughts lately is that of ...
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Which among an LoR for startup work and a “good student” LoR, will be more effective?

I am applying for Master's program in CS. I have the following two alternatives: An LoR from a startup founder for significant and relevant work. The possible problem is that the entire team ...
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If you have broad interests, should you describe a narrow research topic in statement of purpose anyways?

All the advice for writing a Statement of Purpose (otherwise referred to as 'Personal Statement') for graduate (Masters) on the internet usually pins it down to narrowing down your interest to ...
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Transitioning to a more prestigious school for Masters degree [duplicate]

I'm in my final year of my undergraduate, and have been preparing to get a masters degree over the last few years. If I hope to get into a more prestigious school from a significantly lesser one, what ...
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Could a Masters degree actually make someone a less employable candidate?

Let me preface by saying I'm studying Computer Science, so I don't know how well this applies to every field but this is what I have heard from. many Computer Science and Engineering majors. I have ...
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Are there any scholarship for distance learning?

I wonder if there are any MSc Accelerated Degrees or any scholarship on it, something like university of people. And is it taken seriously? Computer Science. Politics. Arts. Public Policy. ...
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Can I use my own paper for own thesis?

I published a paper on a statistical topic after my bachelors. Currently I am doing my masters thesis and I would like to cite/use my own paper in it. However, I did not inform my supervisor before ...
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Is it a good idea to get a masters in neuroscience before applying for a PhD? (international student here) [duplicate]

I'm in desperate need of some advice. I'm a senior year Biochemistry student from Pakistan and am hoping to pursue graduate studies in Neuroscience. I want to apply to University of Cambridge for ...
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What would be the potential consequences of offering to fund your own graduate degree?

I am aware that being funded by a grant greatly improves your chances of receiving a master's degree, however, hypothetically what would be the potential consequences of offering to fund your own? If ...
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Getting the code of a project I am trying to improve for my master thesis [duplicate]

I am mainly working on a published paper for my master thesis and the goal is to improve and develop it with new ideas. Now that I would enter the implementation phase and came up with some good ...
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Question for Master's

Let me preface this question by saying I've looked for answers but found nothing clear that would resolve it. I'm graduating from a Computer Engineering bachelors in April and I intend to do a ...
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What are the requirements for admissions to a masters degree in computer science in Canada for an international student?

I am a double major in Physics and Computer Science from an underdeveloped country. I would like to apply for a masters in computer science in Canada. What requirements do you think I should fulfill? ...
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Can work experience overcome bad undergrad grades for admissions to masters programs in Germany?

I did my graduation in Electronics and Communication engineering, and now I am working as a software engineer for more than two years. I have this problem that during my graduation I failed in a few ...
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Is having two degrees in the same subject useful?

This question came up after reading some answers to this one. Is it useful either for applying for a job or for applying for a PhD position to have two degrees in the same area on two different ...
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If enrolled in Ms-PhD, do I have flexibility not to progress beyond MS?

I'm looking to do a graduate course in computer science in the US and was particularly attracted to several non-terminal MS CS programs, which you'd enroll as a PhD student, but acquire the MS en ...
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Can you cite other master's theses when writing your own?

I am completing a master's by research (in Humanities), and thus shall be writing a thesis with no class work. I am using both a mixture of primary and secondary source but one item that has me a bit ...
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Is it possible to use one thesis for two degrees?

I am currently a masters physics student and doing my master thesis abroad during an exchange. At the moment my master thesis will be graded by my home university, but I have the option to enroll on ...
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Should I tell my advisor I'm disappointed that he criticized my work for the first time at the defense?

I had two advisors for my master thesis. One, as my first advisor would take the theoretical part to guide me. I have been meeting with my first advisor once every two week and he has been examining ...
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Can Design & Implementation sections be combined in a project report?

I'm writing a postrgraduate project report on a system I've built. It is not designed with the user in mind, it is a backend system to a simple web application. I'm struggling to separate the Design ...
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PhD and poor academic record [duplicate]

Are students with poor academic results eligible to apply for a PhD or Masters program in the graduate school? My academic result is not so good as I was working full-time and studying at the same ...
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Masters funded opportunities for British Citizen living abroad?

Since I have been living in Pakistan for the past 6 years (completed my Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from here), I find myself not eligible for most academic scholarships in the UK. 1) For ...
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How would a collective recommendation letter from co-workers be perceived for admissions to MFA requiring work experience?

I am planning to apply to an MFA program in product design, and one of the admissions requirements is having at least 1 year of work experience. My office is structured pretty horizontally (so, ...
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Is the knowledge gained from a masters conversion course suitable for pursuing a PhD?

I am looking for advice on applying for a Phd in Software Engineering/ Human-Computer Interaction. I am currently working as a software developer and interested in pursuing an academic career in ...
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Found an error in a paper I presented at a student engineering conference. Should/can I talk about it in my MS applications?

Some background information: Found an error in a paper that I already presented at a student engineering conference; what should I do now? I am inclined to talk about the paper because I was awarded ...
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Masters In Applied Physics

I'm currently a junior majoring in physics at a non American university. Is it possible to get a master's(from a US college) in applied physics and work in the industry with a well paying job? Or ...
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Too old for school? [duplicate]

I am almost 30 years old. I got my bachelor's many years ago, and I've been enjoying myself while in the industry. I am a practical person. However, for some reasons, I felt my technical skills were ...
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Is someone with a masters in CS eligible to apply to a CS masters program in another country?

I've completed my Masters in Computer Science in India. Here we've had no specialization as such and the subjects assigned have been as per University rules. Now I feel the need to specialize in my ...
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Is it possible to get admission to masters for theoretical physics with a bachelors in electronics engineering? [duplicate]

Can I get into masters for theoretical physics without having a bachelors in physics or maths? I have a bachelors in electronics engineering, and I can get a recommendation from the physics department ...
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Ask the author of paper about an idea

I am doing my MS thesis on wireless networking, I give the codes from the author of the paper, for some month, after reading his paper and also working on the some aspects of his codes (the ...
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Second masters degree or PhD? [duplicate]

So this year I'm finishing my masters degree in Security of Information Systems, in a third world country University (best in my country but still) , and I might have a chance at a fully funded ...
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how do I get in to political science Masters/Phd in a decent university with bad grades but good work experience? [duplicate]

I am from India. I have MBA degree with 2.5 GPA and my high school and college grades also not good either. This is largely because of my disinterest in the subjects I studied rather than pursuing my ...
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What to do if I cannot complete my Masters dissertation tasks?

I am doing my masters in the UK and at final stage of my dissertation. First I will have to confess that I regret that I selected this dissertation as it is something which I failed to get a clear ...
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What makes a standout profile for applying to a top-ten ranked CS masters in the US?

I'm currently an undergrad student, will complete it next 3 months, I was thinking that, what makes an undergrad profile different and stand out of crowd? To be more specific: what does it take for ...
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verbal agreement to convert masters to PhD but reconsidering

I am currently doing a Masters of Philosophy, with my key interests being ecology and evolution. When I enrolled earlier this year, I had an agreement with my professor that I would continue to a ...
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Is undergraduate low quality research paper publication considered of any significance during masters admissions? [duplicate]

I'm currently an undergrad student, I've published a paper in International journal which I came to know later that my paper is empirical based on my observation and is of low quality. Edit: I've ...
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Is it advisable (or even possible) to get a second masters in a similar field from a higher-ranked instution?

In May, I will graduate with a Master's Degree in Mathematics from a school ranked #201 in the U.S (for undergraduate education). It is unranked in graduate school rankings (for my program). I am ...
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Possibility of doing PhD in astronomy with only masters in CS

I have a masters degree in Computer Science & Engineering (and currently employed in s/w industry in India), but have no degree in physics. For long, I've been interested in doing research in ...
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Statistics Master's Degree VS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Statistics

I recently graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from my University. I really like studying Statistics and during my final year in my undergraduate program I was thinking of ...
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How to report on a badly supervised internship [closed]

A few days remain before I present my internship report to get a master's degree. I have a few questions: My field advisor insulted me several times during my internship period. (He is mean, he gets ...
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Are two undergraduate degrees better than one master degree?

I have finish my BSc in physics. I want to work in a interdiscipline like biophysics or econophysics. Because these are mainly physics, one can study higher with spending little effort to understand ...