Masters degree at King's or at Imperial?

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This is my situation: I am enrolled at King's on an MEng program for pure electronic engineering. I am planning on doing my masters degree here and then i am planning to go on and do a PhD if everything goes well. So far, i have been performing well over here so far, which might be an indicator that 3rd year will go in the same manner.
I am planning on doing some volunteering work over here as well (research intern) since i want to have some experience under my belt when embarking for a PhD.

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Should i do my masters degree here at King's or should i opt instead for Imperial? I know i said i enrolled in the masters course, but assuming i could pottentialy convince them to allow me to change courses, should i continue with King's or Imperial?

My reasons for considering this is that although King's is great, it does feel a little bit like a child's play so far. I hear (and assume it is true) that the material studied at Imperial is more challenging and more intense, but should i actually bother myself to do this since i am planning on doing a PhD? Does it really matter where i do my masters? I'm asking you people since there might be a soul out there who can shed some light on my situation. I am 2nd year right now by the way and plan on finishing my UG degree here at King's.
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(Original post by Nik2121)
This is my situation: I am enrolled at King's on an MEng program for pure electronic engineering. I am planning on doing my masters degree here and then i am planning to go on and do a PhD if everything goes well. So far, i have been performing well over here so far, which might be an indicator that 3rd year will go in the same manner.
I am planning on doing some volunteering work over here as well (research intern) since i want to have some experience under my belt when embarking for a PhD.

My question is:

Should i do my masters degree here at King's or should i opt instead for Imperial? I know i said i enrolled in the masters course, but assuming i could pottentialy convince them to allow me to change courses, should i continue with King's or Imperial?

My reasons for considering this is that although King's is great, it does feel a little bit like a child's play so far. I hear (and assume it is true) that the material studied at Imperial is more challenging and more intense, but should i actually bother myself to do this since i am planning on doing a PhD? Does it really matter where i do my masters? I'm asking you people since there might be a soul out there who can shed some light on my situation. I am 2nd year right now by the way and plan on finishing my UG degree here at King's.
First off work out if you can exit with a masters. What are your career plans in the future? I would worry about the masters first and then think about the PhD. Do the masters where the course content appeals to you more.
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First off work out if you can exit with a masters. What are your career plans in the future? I would worry about the masters first and then think about the PhD. Do the masters where the course content appeals to you more.
I want to go on to do a PhD because my career plan is staying in the academia. Course content is irrelevant, i believe i could manage regardless what i studied as long as it was electronics

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I want to go on to do a PhD because my career plan is staying in the academia. Course content is irrelevant, i believe i could manage regardless what i studied as long as it was electronics

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Oh hun! If course content is irrelevant you’re really going about this the wrong way and need to rethink. To get onto a Phd program you will be asked about what you’ve studied and how you’ve developed your academic and research interests. Make sure you’ve put the thought required into it.
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If you are on MEng course, your Masters year at Kings will be covered by SFE. If you leave Kings and go to Imperial, you will have to graduate with a Bxxx degree, and therefore have to fund the Masters degree in another way, as you wouldn't be eligible for the UG SFE funding. It's not a negotiable thing.
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Have you looked into not doing a masters and going straight from BEng to PhD?
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If both MEng degrees are accredited then the content and 'difficulty' will be broadly the same, so there'd be no point transferring.

When you talk about 'masters' are you meaning the MEng or a separate MSc degree after your BEng/MEng?
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