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    Hello there,

    (Undergraduate masters)
    I was wondering if anyone knew, if you're intending on pursuing for a PhD, how relevant does your master research project have to be towards the PhD area?

    And, if you don't like any of the master projects offered, is there a possibility of coming up with your own?

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    (Original post by danchemuk)
    Hello there,

    (Undergraduate masters)
    A) I was wondering if anyone knew, if you're intending on pursuing for a PhD, how relevant does your master research project have to be towards the PhD area?

    B) And, if you don't like any of the master projects offered, is there a possibility of coming up with your own?

    Cheers


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    A) You have to think about it in terms of competition. If there's a PhD advertised and someone has experience of that field and using similar methods, the supervisor is probably going to choose them over a candidate with less relevant experience. Obviously other things matter, but having experience in the same field as the supervisor is not only going to be a useful skill for a PhD, but also is indicative of your interest in the subject.

    B) Completely depends on the supervisors/department/budget. You'll have to ask someone from your department.
 
 
 
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