Masters or PhD: Which is right for you?
Completing your bachelor’s degree is quite a thrilling yet knowledgeable experience. But after completing your degree, what’s next?
There are a lot of options to look forward to – Are you confused between Masters's and Ph.D. for your future studies? We are here to help you choose the right option to pursue your educational path.
Firstly, to make the right choice for your future, you need to know the difference between Masters's and Ph.D. in depth.
A Master’s degree is the first step in your graduate study and comes after a Bachelor’s degree. The programs generally last for two years but some universities may offer a one-year program.
A Ph.D. is a very long dissertation project and is almost independent. Ph.D. programs typically last 3 or 4 years but can be longer. As with Masters, Ph.D. research is undertaken year-round.
One of the key differences between undergraduate and graduate degrees, whether you pursue a master's or Ph.D., is the ability of the graduate students to focus on a field and subject in which they are very much interested. Plus, while a graduate degree may jumpstart your career, it is not perceived as mandatory as an undergraduate degree may be. Therefore, the onus lies on you. It is not always necessary to complete a master’s degree before going for Ph.D.
Benefits of doing Masters:
Greater employment opportunities
Leads to greater career advancement
Benefits of doing a Ph.D.:
Enhances your transferable skills, critical reasoning, etc.
Gets in-depth analysis about researches
Adds knowledge to a particular field
Improves your analytical skills