Questions tagged [masters]

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

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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? [on hold]

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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Does a UK university check the overall grade of a student with a first when applying for Masters? [on hold]

Does a UK university have no idea if a student with a first-class degree has a 75% or a 95% when applying for Masters in the UK? Do they check for it if they don't? It wouldn't make a difference to ...
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Can you study at Grenoble/EPFL and work at the same time? [closed]

Firstly, I know my question might be subjective, but I didn't find any information elsewhere. If you know a better place for this question, like a forum or something, please tell me. I am interested ...
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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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B.A psychology student in Iran, wish to study Social Psychology after graduating. what are the best options? [closed]

I'm from Iran & It's my absolute career goal to obtain both my Ph.D. and Masters in Social Psychology. I'm currently studying My bachelor in psychology in Iran ( I will be graduating next year) &...
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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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MSc is stalled and I can't decide whether to drop [closed]

I am in a 2-year MSc. program and I'm at the end of my second year. I have no data/results and nothing to show for my work. Last year, I switched supervisors to work on a collaborative MSc project ...
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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?

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 ...
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What is the role of a thesis supervisor at the MSc level

I am a first year masters student just entering the first phase of my thesis research. I am the first student that my supervisor will be taking on so it is quite a new experience for both of us. Given ...
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How to enter graduate school in a social science discipline from a computer science background?

I am a senior computer science major at a state school in the US. I have done internships at "Big 4" companies in my field as well as CS research with NSF grants. I am interested in getting a Master'...
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Is it normal to “extract a paper” from a master thesis?

I have finished my master thesis and now a couple of colleagues who were involved (one of which was the supervisor) are interested in "extracting a paper" from it. We have already written one paper on ...
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Am I supposed to understand my training dataset for a machine learning project?

TL;DR: I am expected to work on a dataset with missing/wrong information about measurement units. Is this a common practice? Longer version: I am studying a Masters's program composed mostly of ...
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Difference in CS application between MS and PhD

I am an undergrad student in CS and I am planning to go to grad school after graduation. My ultimate goal is to pursue PhD since I have done research and I am interested in. However, my research ...
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How to deal with over-ambitious Master's thesis and little time left?

Chapter 1 I am in hot water. I'm currently working on my Master's thesis in machine learning and things are not going well. The professor that is advising me is a very senior professor at my ...
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Discontinuing Masters Program in Coursework after census date [closed]

I am planning to discontinue my studies due to health and financial reasons.Will I be able to get a job after this? I have good programming skills though.
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Problems with master thesis

I started my master thesis which the main thing is experimental one and half month ago. Yet, I haven't done any experiments so far. There are lots of things that they need to be fixed and ordered. I ...
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Pursuing MS in Biotech or Bioinformatics before PhD? [closed]

I'm currently a third-year molecular biology undergrad in the US, and am thinking about going to grad school. I have 2.5 years of research experience in the cancer biology field. My advisors are ...
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Fear that my thesis topic is too broad and perhaps belongs to another discipline altogether [closed]

It is that time-dreaded for some, eagerly anticipated by others-where I have to start writing my MSc thesis and I face a serious dilemma. The Msc program I attend is in Computer Science and my Bsc was ...
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What do I do if my advisor made a mistake?

I am a first year masters student and I am just beginning my research project. I had to send a protocol out to my committee and they all have to approve it before I begin the project. The protocol is ...
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Criteria for acceptable integrative research

Conventional research almost always involves the research of only one aspect, problem. But sometimes, I feel, there is need for integrative, holistic, synergistic research projects. Let's consider ...
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Lot of time an energy spent on a field and lab based Master's thesis but subsequently ignored

I am (was) a mature student with 20 years previous commercial experience Over the course of two extensive field trips plus lab work during my Masters degree I developed and promoted some interesting ...
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Transitioning from experimental to theoretical research after masters

I just graduated last summer and currently have a chance to do a research masters in applied physics in North America. The proposed project is very experimental in nature. My ultimate goal is to earn ...
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Ask for a recommendation letter from a teacher in the university I'm applying to

My situation is a bit unusual: I plan to apply for a second Master's degree in a foreign university I did an exchange semester in. It is pretty well-ranked compared to my current one. The Master's is ...
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Is it rude to change universities/supervisors after already indicating research interest with a current supervisor?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying in an area of mathematics and am planning to apply to do a masters research degree next year. I have been doing research with my supervisor who works ...
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How to restart an assignment after a long break?

I usually work on an assignment in a continuous flow. I study Philosophy, so I have to read and write a little every day. I have recently shifted place and it took a whole two weeks gap. Now that I'...
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Time out of Academic Environment (Mathematics) [closed]

Earlier in the year, I applied to some graduate school master's programme in the US and have received a few offers last week. My goal is to obtain a PhD. Ultimately, I have two options. Take the ...
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Applying to US Phd Programs while doing a UK Master's

I recently received a conditional offer from UCL in MSc Advanced Neuroimaging. I'll be completing this program through distance learning (meaning that I won't have to physically be present in the UK). ...
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How closely is Electronics and communication engineering related to computer science?

I'm applying for my masters in the field of computer science. I observed that most universities in Europe ask for a degree in computer science or a related course. I want to change my field from ...
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Do universities mind study delay when reviewing your application?

I have been getting good grades for the last 1.5 years for my bachelor (physics), therefore I have been considering applying to a more renowned university for my masters. Lately, I have also put ...
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Accepting a scholarship for masters just to get the money and fund a future masters

I have been offered a scholarship for a masters in theoretical physics at my home university, the scholarship covers the fees along with a decent stipend but I would rather pursue a masters in maths ...
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How old can references or sources in a thesis be?

I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to ...