My university offers an optional specialisation (e.g. algorithms, software engineering, networks…) during my masters program (which will appear on the degree). To qualify, you basically need a certain amount of credits on that topic.

I think I rather not specialize, so I can hear a broader spectrum of topics.
How important is such a specialisation for future job search (in academia and industry)? Does it matter at all?

I’m choosing the direction for my graduate study. I like Maths, but have limited exposure to different areas of it. As I’ve only just finished my Bachelor, I can’t say for sure what my strengths are, or what my direction would be after graduate school. However, I don’t think I want to do research in the long terms, at least not in an Universities. A technical role in the industry is more appealing to me at the moment.

I’m planning to do my Master in Europe, most likely Germany.

Also by “Pure Maths” I mean areas like Topology, Algebra, Geometry, Combinatorics, etc.

I’m aware that all areas have their own difficult unsolved problems and are comprised of both theory and practical applications. I’m just asking about this issue as strictly applied to graduate-level taught programs.

My master’s mentor was a PhD student in my university.

I had an interview in a Dutch University for a PhD position, and the committee made me feel weird about my former mentor being a PhD student. Although the University and my supervisor have said it was okay, I am still a bit worried about my chances.

Does having a PhD student as a mentor lower my chances?

I am an undergraduate student very much interested in internal combustion engines and wish to do MS in this field. I have co-authored a paper and authored another one related to this field. Both are part of a reputed journal. Please let me know of the universities who are researching extensively in internal combustion engines.

I am from Colombia and would like to study and practice neuropsychology in the United States. I have 1 more year left of my bachelor’s and have been looking for advice and information on accomplishing this goal. It seems in order to study I need to take the SAT and TOEFL exams? Is this correct or does it depend on the university?

Also, I would love to here anyone’s experience of coming to the U.S. from a different country to practice psychology and the requirements they had to go through.

Thank you so much!

I just published my first paper (originated from my monograph) in a prestigious journal and that same journal invited me to be part of their Editorial Board as a Review Editor. I feel that this is a good opportunity to improve my skills (e.g.: writing, specific field knowledge, etc) and help others with their papers but I also feel quite intimidate by this offer since I barely started my Master and only know PhD and postdoc students that are reviewers.

I already talked a bit with my supervisor and he feels that this journal is too “high-level” for me, maybe a “lower” journal would be ok to accept it.

I am a master student in a French university and the university states that for a project students must form a team. However, I ended up doing the whole work by myself (They always come up with an excuse to avoid working). We have to present the project in a French, the committee will ask us questions.

My French level is at best A2 on CEFR. I am afraid that when they ask questions I won’t be able to answer them due to my language skills also my colleagues probably would not be able to answer since they have not done any work which would result in a poor grading of our project.

I have to one select among the three universities for MS in Electrical Power Engineering

  1. North China Electric Power University (NCEPU)
  2. Xi’an Jiao Tong University (XJTU)
  3. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University has several joint degree programs as
SJTU-Monash University Dual Degree Program
SJTU-Norwegian University of Science and Technology Double Master degree program and others like these.

Please also provide your valuable suggestion about this especially about joint degree programs of SJTU whether they are good or traditional single university programs?

Thank you.