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

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Taking individual subjects not related to my career

I would like to ask for advice in this particular situation of mine: I am a Mexican medical doctor, and I am applying for a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering at a german university. The program ...
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Allowed help in thesis

If you write a thesis, is it legal to ask somebody if things you did are correct in the thesis? When it's my own work and this person says, everything correct, there shouldn't be any problem, right? ...
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Writing multiple areas of interest in SOP

So first let me introduce myself. I am planning to apply for masters in mathematics in this year. I am student of bsc. 3rd year of Mathematics. Although my initial interest was to study about ...
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How to connect with a professor?

I am a mathematics undergraduate student from India and am presently in my final year. Being a bit less talkative, I had not had many conversations with my professors even though I had tried to ...
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Is it okay to get a letter of recommendation from my employer who is a scientist but not an Ph,D?

I've worked for 3 years in the same field which I'm going to apply in. And my boss belongs to the same field too. He completed his M.tech. I am taking three LOR's. Two from qualified Ph.D professors ...
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Why does the Discipline of the Bachelor Degree matter for most Non-US Architecture Master Programs but not for US Architecture Master Programs?

After some research, I've noticed that in the US it's mostly possible to apply for M.Arch programs regardless of the Bachelor discipline while outside the US a Bachelor in Architecture is required. ...
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Which is better to stay in shared house or university accommodation? [closed]

I will be a postgraduate student from this Oct in UK and looking for accommodation. I would like to know pros and cons of shared house and accommodation provided by the University. Thank you in ...
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My Prof Does Not Know My Thesis Field Well

I am doing my MSc thesis research and it is becoming apparant to me that my supervisor does not have that much domain knowledge in the field that I am in. She has some idea but by no means is she even ...
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My MRes will be unclassified - will this make applications outside academia less competitive? [closed]

I have just graduated 2.1 in a bioscience subject and have been offered an MRes / MSc(Res) (masters by way of research). I really want to do the MRes because I want to test my aptitude for research, ...
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Is it necessary to publish a research paper while pursuing MS? [closed]

Is it necessary to publish a research paper while pursuing MS Degree in the field of Computer Science. Will not publishing one affect your job prospects?
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Applying to more selective programs after having been diagnosed with a long-term mental condition

Since my previous question, I have discovered recently that I had ADHD, and possibly a form of Asperger syndrome, which perfectly explain my past difficulties. This has been quite a shock and gave me ...
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Can you use brand names in a research survey

I a currently designing a research survey and would like to use company brand names such as 'Apple' for participants to rate their preferred organisational attributes against. Is this ethical?
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Difference between Statistics and Machine Learning? [closed]

What would I learn as a Ph.D Student in Statistics that I wouldn't learn and vise-versa in Machine Learning Ph.D program?
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How to adress failed PhD project from last year to gain admission at same University for Master's Degree?

I have the following issue with my application for a Master's Degree. Last year, due to my families financial circumstances I dropped out of an PhD project. Now I want to join the Univerisity under ...
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Copyright issues of using free clipart

I'm a master student in psychology. A year ago, I downloaded a lot of free clipart online to create my study stimuli. For example, some clipart are from this website: http://clipart-library.com. I ...
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Keeping my remote Job with MSC in Berlin [closed]

I am born & live in Uganda, and I got an opportunity to study MSC in Computer Science in Berlin while also having a remote job with a company in Egypt at the moment which pays me very well. Now I ...
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What is the proper designation for someone who has not finished their master's degree?

If a person has completed their course work but has not submitted their dissertation or capstone project. what can you call them if they are teaching a class or course at an academic institution?
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Is my adviser stalling or am I being plainly lazy?

So I am a master's degree student in math at a local university. I am very dissatisfied and surprised with the type of work that my adviser asked me to do. I am unsure if I have bad attitude towards ...
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How to write an email to a professor for PhD, who works in slightly different field than mine [duplicate]

How should I draft an email to a professor for a PhD position, if this prof works in a slightly different field than the field I have done masters in? I also want to ask the prof that if my skills are ...
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How to study for the exams which are mathematical in approach but subjective in nature? [closed]

Predominantly whenever we are to face objective questions we generally tend to practice more and more objective question papers and sort of "remember the mistakes that we make while solving them". ...
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Which Universities admit CS graduates for their theoretical physics course? [closed]

Hello am currently an undergraduate student. My major is CSE. But I am very much interested to do my masters and then PhD in theoretical physics/mathematical physics. Is there any university that ...
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Is it a good idea to do MS two times in separate disciplines than a PhD for an industry job? [closed]

I am getting admitted to a school(college as it is called in many parts of the world) that provides 5 years integrated BS-MS dual degree in the natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Bio). You ...
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A PhD student is using all the work I did for my master and presenting it as his own for his dissertation

I worked under a PhD stundent's supervision during my master thesis. After I finished my thesis, I continued working at this lab on the same project however just as a "research assistant" and not as a ...
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How serious is plagiarism in a master’s thesis?

I published my PhD thesis three years ago. I have just come to know that a master’s student has copied three chapters from my PhD thesis half a year later. My PhD supervisor was also the supervisor ...
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Coming from Europe, can I work while doing a Master Thesis in USA?

I understand this question is not strictly academic, but what I hope to find here is some feedback from someone who already had similar experience. I live and study Electronics Engineering in Parma, ...
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Choose a referee who knows me better or one who is better known?

I'm currently choosing my second referee for a masters application. I did an academic internship and I worked closely with two people while there. One of the people was the Director of the institute ...
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Are 1-year MSc programmes in the UK recognised the same as typical European 2-year programmes

I come from a BSc in Computer Science background, and am looking into enrolling into a Masters programme. I am considering some programmes in the UK (e.g. University of Edinburgh) and comparing them ...
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Accepted into EPFL, might not get Visa in time, what am I signing myself up for?

I was accepted to a Masters Program at EPFL 5 days ago. I am currently collecting all the necessary documentation to apply for a visa. However there is a chance it will take longer than I have to get ...
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Do I report my supervisors? [closed]

I am currently in a Masters program which was supposed to take 2 years and I am in my third year. I was completed with my research in my 2nd year and only continued because my supervisors felt I was ...
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Do i really need a masters degree for data science / machine learning ? Applied Maths background

I am a senior student in a 5-year integrated Masters degree in Applied Mathematics and i have selected a specialization in Mathematics for Computer Science(Data structures,Algorithms and Complexity,...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time?

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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How to reuse/cite your paper in your thesis when both have same topic [duplicate]

I’m writing my thesis and I submitted a paper on the same topic to a conference, where it got accepted. However, the contents such as methods, results, and conclusion are identical in text, i.e. I ...
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Completed Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical need advise to take Master in Chemical Engineering [closed]

This is behalf of my sister posting here. she has completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and ready for Masters in Chemical. My question is whether any other available category under ...
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How to present a degree that was earned abroad on a business card?

I live in Australia and hold a M.A. degree from the University of Hamburg. That degree doesn't exist in Australia, so I can't get it acknowledged through the accrediting bodies. What is the ...
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What factors do I consider before deciding to ask my summer research guide for a recommendation for grad school?

I've currently finished two years of undergraduate study in physics. I'm at the end of a close to two month summer research program in math, at one of the best universities in my country. While I'd ...
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Is a first from a highly-ranked uni equal to a first from a lowly-ranked uni? [closed]

Is a first class-degree from a highly-ranked university (ex: Lancaster University) equal to a first-class degree from a lowly-ranked University (ex: Central Lancashire) when applying for a Masters ...
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Should I email my professor to clear up a (possibly very irrelevant) awkward misunderstanding?

I’m doing my master’s and I recently had an exam with one of my favorite professors. I spent a lot of time on my paper and got the highest grade and I’m very happy. But during the oral part of my ...
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Is it worth doing a self funded MPhil in Mechanical Engineering, from UK? [closed]

I have an MTech in Mechanical Engineering from one of the good schools in India. I have been working in industry for the last 6 years in Finite Element Analysis. I have an offer for MPhil from the ...
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Should I mention in my SOP for PhD that I was accepted for an MS in the same university earlier?

I was accepted into an MS program at Stanford university two years ago and although it was my dream university, I decided to forgo it in favour of a fully funded MS in an Erasmus Mundus program simply ...
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Masters Thesis work vs Phd Work [closed]

I had a doubt regarding research. I want to pursue a masters degree. I have a few topics I want to do research in. In my case its advanced materials like polymers, macromolecules and also in energy ...
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Why are MBA programs closing in the United States?

There are various reports about full-time, on-campus MBA programs closing its doors, e.g. from LinkedIn: MBA programs are getting axed: The number of full-time MBA programs in the U.S. declined ...
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E-Mailing a Professor about interest in his research group during application for a master and before admission(in Germany)

I hold a Bachelor in physics and I am applying for a master program in Germany. There is a research group by a professor, with topics very close to what I'd like to study and furthermore work on. On ...
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Is it necessary to get a masters degree for industry jobs in Machine Learning or AI? [closed]

I’m about to enter my ultimate year of a physics BSc at a top university in the UK, and have done a computational physics internship with a research group at the university and am currently doing an ...
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Master's Thesis Validity

After completing my Master's Thesis, I continued to learn about the topic and unfortunately what I found is unsettling. I found that the whole hypothesis is wrong. The basic assumption on which we ...
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PhD admissions: master degree university ranking or additional research experience [closed]

First of all I'd like to say that I'm aware that questions are not supposed to result in opinion based answers or discussions. However, with the experience in academic settings that many of the ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Astronomy/Physics [closed]

I have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering(Fresh Graduate with emphasis on Electronics/RF-Microwaves). I'm thinking Engineering is not for me and want to pursue Astronomy/Physics. How hard is ...
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Is it a good idea to apply for PhD in Econ before finishing my Msc in Economics first?

Ok so I am currently pursuing a Msc in Economics with a research distinction in Norway. I just finished my first year of studies and my grades are competitive. All A's except of a B. I have 2 more ...
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No interesting research topics available - should I quit and pay back my stipend? [closed]

I’m currently enrolled in Mechanical Engineering MSc program in the UAE. I’m on a scholarship program as a TA/RA. I just finished my first semester through which I suffered greatly but I ended up with ...
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How do I choose research project topics for the project requirements in graduate classes?

Most graduate classes include a research project component in the grading scheme. I am taking such a class now and I need to complete a research project. The instructor has presented us with 4-5 ...
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Grad school hasn't responded to me two months after the results are supposed to be out

I applied to a few grad schools and my top choice school hasn't responded to me. They confirmed they received my application and all my documents. I even got in touch with a professor who said she ...