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

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Can I have the same project as another master's student (same experiments and results) and we both write two different theses?

I am currently doing a research thesis with another master's student and we both are designated the same project by the same promotor and we work together through every single experiment that we did. ...
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How can I ask for a recommendation letter from a lecturer for my postgraduate study that is a different field from my undergrad studies

So I basically did an undergraduate study in Nursing and I'm applying for a MSc in Software development. I have always had a passion for all things software and the fact that you can create websites ...
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Retaking undergrad econ courses to apply to masters in econ programs?

I majored in a social science (not economics) in undergrad and I did poorly in a couple of intermediate-level economics courses, with grades in the C range. I was clearly a bit unfocused at the time. ...
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Re-did my experiment, how to properly mention it?

After doing and evaluating my experiment/model, I decided to redo it (changed some small things based on the results of that experiment), because I believe that this new way would give me even more ...
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Emailing Professor Regarding Availability? [duplicate]

I'm trying to inquire professors regarding whether they accept masters students for graduate research assistant and I'm having trouble phrasing the email. If anyone could take a look and provide ...
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How can a person switch from Arts to STEM?

A person (30-35 y/o) has an MA in History and works in a Starbucks shop in Canada or drives Uber. Now, he wants to study MSc in CS/CSE in Canada for better employment. What/how would be the pathway to ...
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Is a Masters year 1 in France the equivalent of a UK Masters?

I am currently in the final year of my undergrad degree in the UK. I would love to do a year-long master's in France. I have realised their masters are two years long. Would it be worthwhile doing the ...
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Master's degree in mathematical logic [closed]

I'm a math undergraduate student on his third year, and I'm very interested in mathematical logic, so I've been looking for a master's degree on that topic. I've found two of them I really like: · ...
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Is a PhD in a small university in a small country restrictive for an academic career abroad?

I am located in a small European country and studying computer science in one of its Universities, admittedly not the most prestigious one. I am set to finish my undergraduate degree at most a year ...
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How are UK undergraduate Master's degrees (MMath/MPhys/MEng) perceived in the US for graduate school admissions?

In the UK, it is possible to do either a 3 years long BSc degree or a 4 years long MMath/MPhys/MEng degree. Both types of degrees are considered to be undergraduate degrees and it is likely that the ...
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Transferring out of a Masters

I am planning to complete a Masters in Physics (thesis based research) at my undergraduate institution after being rejected during PhD applications. I feel like this will bolster my research ...
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Stuck completing master's thesis

I started to my master thesis in a company in March, it's a new design project about the product they produce. First month was just spent on the getting all the information, technical drawings and ...
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Masters Qualification after PhD?

At the moment I am at the initial stages of my PhD, but there is a masters program (M.Sc) I love to follow after my PhD. Question 01 Is it possible to do a Masters Degree (M.Sc) after a PhD Question ...
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No rec letters from subject area of master's application

I have a minor in the subject I want to get a master's in (CS). Core courses, all excellent grades. I have a major in math. If I get all 3 of my recommendation letters from math people (or possibly 2 ...
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Which one matters more - grades or qualifications - for admission to post-graduate study in Germany? [closed]

I'm looking into applying to study abroad in Germany after my Bachelors (majoring in Statistics). My question is: which of these hypothetical candidates would have a higher chance at receiving a ...
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Masters Research versus Undergraduate Research

For PhD programs, do admissions prefer Masters' research (in the case where student focuses more on research / thesis due to less course load) over undergraduate research, in general? Or are they on ...
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Master's Research Thesis vs. PhD Thesis

What are some differences between a Masters' Research Thesis versus a PhD Thesis for STEM fields? From program websites, I learned that a Masters thesis is not as "rigorous, broad, deep" as ...
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Is this level of citation acceptable in a dissertation?

Please can anybody reassure me that I am okay. I have been so distracted thesis that I’m behind in my revision for my finals. Never once in my project did I take credit for something that wasn’t mine ...
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What master's degree is recommended to study at a university for establishing a start-up? [closed]

I studied for 3 years computer science at a relatively good university, and at the same time I have several years of experience with broad and deep knowledge in many fields on the subject. I am a ...
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How good do master's rec letters have to be?

I'm going to be out of undergrad working for 2-3 years before I go back to grad school. My end goal is a PhD, but I would do a Master's first because I think I would be able to hack it financially and ...
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Can MEng Students Get R&D Jobs in Robotics Area in the US?

I got the Mechanical MEng offer of a top university a few weeks ago. I'm still not sure if I want to peruse a PhD but I do want a job about R&D related to robotics in the future. I'm sure there ...
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Asking a foreign professor to be your thesis co-advisor

I am a master's student and I started searching for someone to be my thesis advisor. I went to ask a well-known professor from my university, that I wanted to work with, and he was happy to help. ...
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Should I find Theories during the Literature Review? [closed]

Currently, I am working on my Master Thesis. Before whenever we had to write reports, we had a section called "Literature Review" and a separate section called "Theories". ...
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Weird/Dumb question: What does a thesis do when the non-thesis option means more courses?

Actually, this is my question: which option should i prefer Thesis vs Non-thesis for MS in CS? but I hope this post will not be closed as either off-topic or duplicate because I hope to be specific. ...
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Can a phd thesis be in a different area than the master thesis? [duplicate]

First of all let me begin with saying that I have seen there is a question quite similar to this one, but I thought I'd ask again so I could get more specific about my situation since I am guessing it'...
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Can I include other students' master thesis in the literature review of my master thesis?

Can I include other students' master thesis in the literature review of my master thesis? These master thesis that I found are published in Google Scholar and other online libraries/archives.
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How much feedback should you get from a Supervisor? [duplicate]

My dissertation is due next month and I’m extremely stressed about it. I meet with my supervisor nearly every week but apart from being given papers to read I don’t feel like I’ve been supported ...
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Choosing between 2 MSc programs in pure mathematics [closed]

I'm an Indian student and I hold offers from 2 universities, one in Denmark (call A) and another in the UK (call B). I plan to pursue a PhD in the US as my next step, but also would like to have job ...
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My MA thesis has flaws. How do I present it during PhD application?

I completed my MA in 2014 (humanities, third world country) but due to very bad (almost non-existent) supervision and other reasons my thesis is subpar in some areas (e.g., research design, data ...
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What do people understand by Masters in Chinese Studies

I'm keen to find out what people understand by a Masters in "Chinese Studies" Is it China Studies? I.e. is it a catch-all social sciences area studies? Is it language? Is it culture? I ask ...
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Is a GPA of 3+/ 3.3+ but below 3.5 considered good for scholarships in Europe and the U.S?

I am an undergraduate Physics student at a well-reputed university in my country. My aim is to get a Master's scholarship in Europe (preferably in Germany) or the U.S. Although I have a 3+ GPA and I ...
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Applied Mathematics Master's Thesis Practicality

First a little background on me. I am a first semester masters student in applied mathematics who is on the wait list for a decision on admission to the PhD program. I have reached out to a specific ...
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Does School Ranking Matter for Masters

I am currently an undergraduate at a university whose PhD Physics program is ranked 25. I plan to go into PhD for physics in condensed matter physics; I have applied to PhD programs this year but have ...
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Master's thesis, should I inform my supervisor about the mistake?

Please hear me out first, I am one week away from submitting a manuscript, the deadline is in one week. The supervisor has reviewed my thesis and is happy with my results. He is writing a paper based ...
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Is discovering a new (and noteworthy) branch of Mathematics not necessarily worth a PhD? [closed]

I'm currently enrolled for a master's degree in pure mathematics. My supervisor agrees with me that I discovered a new and noteworthy branch of mathematics (and rigorously proved the results). We both ...
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Coursera and related readings to fill gaps when transitioning careers/studies/backgrounds

I've always had an interest in applying tech skills to improve the educational landscape. To do this, I've been building a video game to teach foreign languages as a side project. I've had positive ...
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Recommendation letters: how old can experiences be, and what happens if you don't have particular recommenders for the field

I'm applying to a Master's program in Cognitive Science in Education. My undergrad was in Business, Computer Science, and Chinese, and my career has been in business and software engineering. I've ...
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How to approach research advisor after failing first semester of master's program?

So, I started grad school during the Sep 2020 session in lockdown. Within a month or two, I was struggling to reach deadlines for assignments of all the courses. I found the online mode of classes ...
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How do you add two independent master's degrees to your name?

Assuming you add one master's degree (Master of Science) like that: FirstName LastName, M.Sc. What is a proper way to add two independent1 master's degrees (both Master of Science)? Do you just add ...
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Does a Statement of Purpose really matter for Graduate Admissions in 2021?

I'm International Student applying for technical courses to universities in the UK and the USA, this might seem like a frequently asked question but I'm genuinely curious in knowing whether a ...
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Should i contact professors before applying for Masters in Canada?

I am looking into sending out applications for M.Eng in Aerospace in Canada. I was wondering if it is necessary for me to contact a professor before applying as M.Eng is mostly project based and not ...
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IT specialist renewable energy [closed]

I moved in from another country to the USA just after graduating with a bachelors degree (agricultural engineering)from my country. On landing here, my dream was to further my career to a masters ...
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Master in Europe vs Master in US for PhD admittance

I am currently an European undergraduate Senior waiting on results for various Master's applications. I have applied to programs in both the US and Europe, my goal following my Master is to pursue a ...
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Low ranked master's before PhD

Is it a bad idea to do a Master's at a low ranked university before doing a PhD, if my undergraduate record is not strong enough for me to be admitted into a good PhD program out of undergrad? The ...
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Jobs with PhD requirements [closed]

There many technical focused roles which demand a PhD degree as a necessary qualification. Is it possible to access those roles with a Master's + work experience?
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Teaching high school before PhD

I'm considering doing a 1-yr MST program and teaching high school for a few years before I do a PhD. Setting aside the cost of the program, is this a bad idea? Reasons I'm considering it are to ...
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Can i Start a M2 Master in France with non completed MSC in Budapest?

I'm planning to apply for an M2 master in France, so long story short I did 2 years of Master MSC computer science in Budapest Hungary but I couldn't graduate because I failed to fulfill only 5 credit ...
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What is the difference between “FachHochschule” and “Universität/Technische Universität”, especially for master degrees?

I want to enter Germany for my master's and want to do Job there. I don't want to do a Ph.D. I am having a hard time choosing between FH and TU. My main goal is to do Job after my master's so which ...
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Is it advisable/sufficient to enroll and finish my MSc degree in an accredited private university in the same country with no ranking in Times or QS?

I have dropped out of 2 MSc in CSE programs because of my health issues and lack of proper math background. You can check the full story from my previous question. What should I do now to go ahead ...
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About to leave academia? [closed]

I am about to leave my university in the UK, however I still have access to services for the next few months. For some background, I initially did my BSc(Hons) at another institution, worked in ...

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