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What You Should Take Into Account To Choose A Good Master's Degree


We have finally graduated and we have in our possession the longed- for university degree, but now we have before us an important choice to make: look for work or continue training. This choice is relatively straightforward; the problem comes later, when we have to think about finding the job or the master's degree that interests us the most.

How do we find that job we want? (If you have chosen this option, check out  this post in which we explain what to do to find the first job) and how do we know which master's degree is the most suitable for us? Easy, considering the following:

The grade we study already reduces the options

This is not as complicated as choosing a career; Having already completed a degree, access to masters will depend on our branch of knowledge. On the other hand, there is also common sense: what use would it be to do a master's degree in neuropsychology if we have studied Art History? They would neither accept us nor find out about anything.

What we have to do in the first place to find the best master's degree is to draw up a list of our strengths and weaknesses and another of the ghost writer professions to which we can choose and which are the ones that most attract us. This will greatly reduce the list of possible graduate degrees.

Complement or deepen?

The next thing we will have to analyze is whether a master's degree related to our degree is going to help us more for the jobs we want to develop or one that complements it by adding new knowledge. This choice will depend on whether we want to dedicate ourselves to research (for which it is better to follow the same path and delve into the subjects that we have already studied in the degree) or if we are going to work in the business or industrial sector, in which case it is better that we complete our knowledge with a master's degree that provides us with new knowledge applicable to our sector.

In person or remotely?

With the situation generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the most prudent thing would be to seek an online or blended master's degree , but, in general, a face-to-face master is more recommended if we have time because we take more advantage of the classes; the you to you improves learning and facilitates networking .

Official or own

A master's degree would only be endorsed by the prestige of the center or its teachers and is oriented towards the preferences of the labor market, fashions or vocation. Official master's degrees are endorsed by the state and the university, have a higher academic load and place more emphasis on research. They are also an essential requirement to do a doctorate. Official master's degrees are better in the curriculum.

Change university or stay there?

To answer this question we have to assess the prestige of the university, faculty or entity that offers the master's degree and that of the university from which we come. Consulting a ranking is useful, but it is also good to ask alumni and teachers. Unless the master is taught at a university or faculty with a very bad reputation (which is quite strange), the best thing is always to change the educational center because the teachers will not be repeated and we will meet different people with whom to make useful contacts. Doing a master's degree abroad and in another language will also give prestige to our curriculum and could be quite an adventure.


A good clue about the quality of the master's degree is given by the teaching staff who teach it and its social relevance. You have to see their resumes, what they have done, how many publications they have and if they are interesting or inspiring to us. As students we already know the importance and indelible mark left by good teachers. Let's look for them and ask the former students about them. LinkedIn is a good network to find this information.

Professional outings

It is very important to know if the master we want to take has suitable professional opportunities that fit our preferences or if, on the contrary, taking it will not benefit us in the world of work. It is also good to check if the entity that teaches it has a good job placement program or its own job bank and if the master's degree generates high employability.

Content and methodology

It is not worth signing up for a master's degree just because it has an attractive name or because it is the one that our friends are going to study. Let's be serious. We must study what the subjects and their content will be to see if they will be useful to us. We will also have to know what is the teaching method of the teachers who teach it and if it fits our needs.

Practices yes, and the more the better

If the master does not have good practices, it is better to discard it. The internships will teach us how to work and apply our knowledge to the world of work, so if you have not been concerned about designing a good program, you should look for a better one.

Facilities, resources and technology

Another thing we must pay attention to is the comfort offered by the place where the master is developed. A good campus with appropriate facilities that has the necessary technological equipment, a laboratory, study rooms, computers, a specialized library, etc., will always be better to facilitate our learning.

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