I have recently finished a 4yr Bachelor in Physics and have been looking for a masters thesis(the masters program at my university is rather dumb - you just do research and the thesis).
A recently appointed professor has suggested a thesis to me to which I am partial - though it does not strike me as "THE thing I always wanted to do".
The thesis would entail a collaboration with an external research institution (Max-Planck Society for those familiar with the field).
I do not - at least for now - plan on following the project to a PhD (though there is that possibility) mainly because I think it is not quite what I am interested in.
My question is thus: Are such a collaborations be beneficial to a search for a PhD position in the future?
My plan is to get (the hell) away from my current university at the latest after the master thesis.