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

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How critical is memory in achieving proficiency at Master's and PhD levels in mathematics?

I'm keen to discuss how significant memory is in excelling in higher-level mathematics, particularly at the Master's and PhD levels. I have found that I sometimes have trouble remembering certain ...
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What should I do if I messed up my pre-thesis project and I just want to end it as soon as possible and switch a group for master thesis?

I am currently part of a research group where members work on a wide range of topics, from nuclear model calculations to quantum entanglement SPDC. Our professor has a laid-back approach and likes to ...
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Which university is better for robotics and employability, POSTECH or Sungkyunkwan University? [closed]

I'm trying to decide between POSTECH and Sungkyunkwan University for my studies in robotics. I am particularly interested in understanding which university offers better opportunities in terms of ...
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What to do in my gap year to transition from a US pure math undergraduate to an applied math masters in France?

I'm an international student who finished my undergraduate degree at a top-20 US university last December (double-majoring in math and comparative literature) and currently staying in my home country. ...
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I want to use the same topic as my MA research for a PhD

I believe there's ample room for further exploration within the actual framework of my MA project. I'm very satisfied with how I've organized my work, and the fact that I couldn't fully execute it (...
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Similar research paper

I am currently working on my Master's thesis in machine learning and recently encountered a research paper that addresses a similar problem to my thesis topic. Both approaches aim to enhance ...
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Would an F and repeating some C courses affect my Grad admissions [duplicate]

I am a 3rd year student in Communications Engineering undergrad. Previously I was a physics major for my freshman and half of my sophomore years (1 year and a half ). Unfortunately for my university ...
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Is re-implementation of a method in another setting enough for a master thesis, especially when you didn't know that the method existed [closed]

so I am currently writing my master's thesis, where I developed a new method on how to develop a "new" type of digital circuit. I am currently done with the implementation and getting the ...
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Masters in Germany [duplicate]

Currently I'm doing my bachelor in science in nuclear engineering.But I want to do masters in computer science or related field in Germany .Is it possible?How to prepare for it?
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Is it a good idea to do a Master's project which is a new collaboration between two labs?

I am discussing starting a Master's project that would be a totally new project and most likely a collaboration - the collaboration may be negotiated solely based on my project at the initiative of ...
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Master Thesis Positions in Germany without University Affiliations

I live in Germany and want to pursue a PhD degree in Biology/Bioinformatics/.... I already have a Master's degree from outside the EU. However, it did not have a thesis or a research component. I do ...
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Should I mention dropping out of M2 course in my statement of purpose for PhD application?

I completed my masters in 2020 and I applied for an M2 course in a European nation and was selected. But due to visa issues and some health issues I failed this degree. This degree was in English. I ...
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How would you email Professors for research as a masters student

Fairly recently I was accepted to a MSCS position in a US Midwest university, where I was offered the ability to choose between doing a thesis or not (and I want to do a thesis). However, doing a ...
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Should I have social media profile? Is it truly useful to create networking?

I don't have social apps since the pandemic because I considered it disturbing to my mind and a way where to I was wasting too much time. Now, I'm starting master degree. I attended a conference and ...
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Preparatory German course at Studienkolleg

I am a non-EU candidate with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in a STEM field. I'm applying to Master's programmes in STEM at German universities. Requirement for Preparatory German course at ...
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Is it ethical for a Master's student to have someone else do their research with the intention of submitting it as their work?

A student is enrolled in an online Master's program and has asked a co-worker/ technician to develop and perforem the laboratory assay that will the be submitted upon completion to satisfy the ...
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How to get out of the situation where one needs better grades to enter a degree program and to get better grades, one needs to enter a degree program?

Does anyone know how and where to apply for a Master's degree in the European/North-American regions as someone with poor UG grades? For a number of reasons, I was able to score only a meagre 2.5/4.0 ...
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How to get back to academia after a rough phase?

I am looking for some advice to return to academia around financial math and related branches. I used to be a pure math enthusiast. Back in my school days, I was a competitive mathematician (qualified ...
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What are some things I should keep in mind as I enters Masters? [closed]

So I recently received an offer from a fairly prestigious university for an MSCS degree. I want to continue to a PhD, and I wanted to know if there were any words of wisdom from people who have gone ...
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Concurrent MA and PhD programs at different universities?

I was accepted into an MA in economics at a very prestigious school without funding and a PhD in politics at a reputable state school with full funding/stipend. My intended research in the PhD program ...
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Can anyone help me understand the concept of M2 in french masters? If i already have a 2years masters in a subject

I have a 3yr BSc and 2yr MSc in mathematics and I've done some work related to signal and computational mathematics but always wanted to do research in Astrophysics. Now in this case am I eligible to ...
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Giving up fully-funded phd offers for masters? [closed]

I am a senior undergraduate student double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. My current research interests are in turbulence, dynamical systems, and data-driven methods. This year, I'...
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Applying for a Master's Degree with Less Than Perfect Credentials [closed]

I'm very interested in pursuing a master's degree at Perimeter Institute and consider applying in the next call. However, I am not an outstanding student. I also don't have a perfect GPA (My average ...
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Master's thesis on uninteresting topic not really related to my background

I have started a master thesis in applied mathematics with the aim of studying a paper of my supervisor. This paper uses some "basic" results of a theory (semi algebraic geometry i.e. SAG) ...
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Why is it important that my master's publications are cited?

While I'm fortunate to have two publications already as a master's student applying for PhD programs, I'm still learning the full impact of research. Having a strong CV is important, but beyond that, ...
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Is it ethical to study online solutions to for-credit math master's homework problems?

I am taking Complex Analysis for a master's degree in Pure Mathematics. The grade is: Three written evaluations. Questions the teacher asks that must be submitted every week. The teacher's ...
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Is my Nepalese MCA considered valid and equivalent to Indian MCA in India?

I have a Master's in Computer Applications (MCA) from the Purbanchal University of Nepal. I intend to apply for a MTech CSE in India as people with MCA are eligible to study MTech CSE in India. Is ...
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Should I spend a year studying computer science in my home nation, when I am already interested in a master's in a foreign nation? [closed]

Spending a year in my home nation to fulfill my dream of studying computer science, although I have an undergraduate degree in computer science, when I'm eventually interested in doing a master's in ...
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Presenting unfinished research as a Master's student at a conference

I am currently in the second semester of my Master's and will be graduating in about a year. I submitted an abstract a few months ago for a conference in my field, and recently found out it has been ...
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How does finishing my bachelor's degree in 4 years affect my academic career? [closed]

I started university early and some unexpected events happened and my first year wasn't so great, however, I have high scores like +100/110 and a very good CV with work experience and research papers. ...
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What do you think is the best way for me to get into grad school?

So, I completed my bachelor's in mathematics a month ago, and I'm planning to move to another country to continue my studies. I really love mathematics and I want to apply to a master's program in ...
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Impact of master's thesis grade on PhD chances

I am a master's student in physics currently writing my master's thesis. I have been working for quite a while on this thesis because of various issues during the last 2 years. I handed in my draft to ...
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What should you do when your professor disagrees with your research direction?

I am a graduate student working to get my master's degree, but my professor and I have differences in research directions. While his personality is very strong, I don't think he is capable enough in ...
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While doing a double masters, is my Bachelor's GPA being looked or my masters?

Say I do a masters in Nepal in data science but want to pursue masters in cybersecurity in USA. I've heard that my bachelor's GPA will be taken as my reference GPA rather than my master's GPA. Where ...
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Why do most US regional colleges/universities/institutions have poor reputations in academic circles?

I'm at the tail end of my Ph.D. at an R2 institution that's considered a regional institution in the United States. I attended a regional university for my undergrad at an R2. I did my Master's at a ...
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getting into mathematical biology with a biology background [closed]

I have a bachelor in biology with a minor in cs. In addition to cs courses like data structure and algorithm etc... , I've also taken courses in discrete mathematics, statistics/probability, linear ...
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Does the prestige of a master's program affect your chances for a top PhD (math)?

I'm applying to masters programs in math, in the US. My goal is a PhD, but multiple circumstances make it such that I'm not a competitive applicant. I have the choice between a few programs, but I'm ...
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Career impact of bad performance at visiting instructor position?

This is probably the last question I'm going to ask for a while. This can also be considered a follow up to this post I made two months ago: Could my visiting instructor position be terminated due to ...
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When do you know its Imposter's Syndrome vs. truly being out of your depth/not being cut out for it? [closed]

After my recent inactivity, I finally gave everything some thought and I think I have something that may be contribution worthy to this site as I am likely not the only one. I am aware of this ...
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What experiences count in the application for a MS Clinical Psychology Program? [closed]

I'm a third-year undergraduate student (from South Asia) of BS Psychology and plan to do a master's in Clinical Psychology after I graduate. What are the type of experiences needed to strengthen my ...
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What is the format for “Modulhandbuch” (course description) of previous degrees when applying for MS in German universities?

My bachelor’s degree is in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I will be applying as non-EU applicant for an M.Sc. in electrical engineering and information technology (“Elektrotechnik und ...
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If you're already out of your school, what's the best way to validate that you are a good student, it's just that circumstances hindered you?

We all have certain phases in life where we fail to give our 100% for some reason. Some get it earlier in life, while some get it later. For me that phase was university. I could not get good grades ...
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Should I mention that I can't afford living costs in a scholarship application?

I am applying for a master's degree in supply chain management in Sweden and I can't afford the cost of living in Sweden. I am filling out an online master's scholarship application form and I was ...
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Being a coauthor of a retracted paper should I mention it in my CV while applying for a PhD? I want to be transparent would it affect my PhD chances?

During my Masters Thesis project I helped two of my batch mates with their project who worked in a different lab. It was related to analyzing micro-array datasets from NCBI deposited data. Since, I ...
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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

Currently, I have graduated my Bs degree in Computer Science with 3.04 GPA out of 4.00. When I translate my GPA to German grading system, it shows me 2.44, if I consider the lowest passing grade as 2....
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What indicates instructors' experience in online technology? [closed]

My research is qualitative; it aims to explore the experience of EFL instructors about online teaching. What potential semi-structured interview questions about experience towards online technology ...
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Bad grade in thesis, because of not elaborate report , but the work graded qualitatively impressive by technical supervisor

I am in this weird dilemma , where I got a low grade on my masters thesis in robotics because of my inability to submit an elaborate report , because of approaching deadline , I was barely able to ...
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Am I chasing an obsession or should I apply 3rd time to complete my 2nd masters in Mathematics? [closed]

I am from a poor Asian country and I completed my masters in math in July 2020. I really wanted to do a PhD in mathematics outside my home country as in my country there is too much politics and ...
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Alternatives for thesis if companies don't respond for interview requests? How to still make it academically relevant? [closed]

The thesis I intend to do is trying to understand how different public transport companies perceive the concept of sharing economy in the EU: Do these public transport companies treat companies moving ...
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Can I fail the entire year of M1 if I fail a class in france? [closed]

I am having a very bad experience in my first year of an MSc in France and have problems with a particular professor, so I might fail his class. Will failing his class make me fail the entire year? ...
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