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

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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 there is no requirement ...
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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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NCSC-certified degree (Oxford/UCL) vs GCHQ degree apprentership (CyberFirst) [closed]

Which one of these is the best route into cyber security: NCSC certified degree (masters degree) from either UCL/Imperial College London/Southampton etc. The GCHQ CyberFirst degree apprentership + a ...
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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?

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 write a review if there are already recent reviews on the same subject? [duplicate]

I am a Masters student, I want to write a review article on insights of COVID 19 as it can be cited easily regarding current scenario, but I have been through others written same stuff back in ...
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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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Migrating from Mechanical Engineering to Mechatronics Career//At cross roads

I was 32 when I took a sabbatical from my job in India and decided to do Masters in Mechatronics in Germany. I have taken an education loan. now I have completed my papers with average grade(2.2) but ...
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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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Different area of post-doc after phd possible? / Drop out of PhD for Mres or not? [duplicate]

A post doc in an area that differs from my PhD? I am currently doing a PhD in fluid mechanics but want to do mathematical physics tbh. In another forum I got an answer about a user who had done a PhD ...
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Is it possible to do a part time MRes alongside a PhD?

In my university you are allowed to work 20 hours part time alongside your PhD. My PhD is in engineering but my background is maths and physics and I find the PhD relatively light work due to my ...
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Quitting physics master's degree for another physics MSc. degree due to family/financial-health reasons

I'm now enrolled in the first semester of my first year in Germany (ranked in the best 100 universities) and I haven't taken any exams yet, since there's still at least 2-3 weeks for it. I never had ...
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Finding it extremely difficult to get through with my Masters thesis. Stuck with a mediocre thesis

I am very close to finishing my masters and am finding it extremely difficult to get through with my thesis. Although my topic is relevant and interesting, nobody, including my supervisor is able to ...
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Undergraduate and Job Reference Letter for PhD Program?

So I did my masters in the UK, but I didn't build any relationships with my professors (I wasn't thinking I would be wanting to do a PhD later on). I only saw my thesis tutor once during my whole ...
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How much will a terrible freshman undergradate year affect academic future?

I wasn't able to attend university during my freshman year due to personal reasons, so I ended up only barely passing 1 class the whole year (didn't even show up for the finals for all the other ...

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