I am applying to a Canadian University for a Master in Neuroscience. I have contacted a professor and asked for a place at his laboratory even though he only accepts PhD and post-doctorate students. However, he said that he accepted me as his student but wanted to have a skype meeting for us to get to know each other.
I am a medical doctor and his area of expertise is more philosophy-oriented. I am not an expert in this area. My questions are:
- Will I be expected to have a well established research proposal even though I am a master student?
- Are master students expected to have solid knowledge in the supervisor area even though they have a very different background?
- What are some questions a master student can expect from a skype meeting with his/her possible advisor?