Within your Master’s program, the project or thesis component is extremely important. It is what you have to show for your time in a masters degree program; especially, if you don’t have any work experience.
In this post, we will look into how to choose a Masters Degree Project topic.
Have a look what technical skills are being asked by the employers in your field.
You have to realize that though grades are important, employers hardly care about the grades; especially when you have done a Masters degree.
If your research is good enough and your grades aren’t too low, then you have nothing to worry about. It would be wise if you spend your time getting some quality work experience along with a Grade B, rather than earning grade A with no work experience.
If you are not excited about the topic, then you might struggle to finish it off, and even fail in the long run.
So, pick something that you like. After all, you will need to sell it when you interview for jobs or Ph.D. programs.
When you demonstrate excitement about your dissertation thesis, you basically demonstrate your engagement and passion about the field of study. This will help during your interviews.
4. Ask around and take feedback.
Talk to your potential supervisor, personal tutor, and course coordinator. During your thesis, you will work with a supervisor or adviser. Besides, you will also have a personal tutor and course coordinator around you.
It could be also a good idea to visit the Careers Services, and speak to the career advisers and / or counselors. Their feedback will surely provide you some good topics that are best for you.
5. Identify your career trajectory.
Choose a topic that creates a trajectory.
You don’t need to necessarily take it, but you can keep your options open. It is not practical for everyone to find a topic that they will enjoy for 3 – 6 years. Besides, not everyone wants to do a Ph.D.
However, it won’t hurt to have the option open. Even if you wish to opt for an MBA after few years of job, this can again help you with your MBA applications and admission process.