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Graduate School?

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1. Posted by Jetsetmaf (Budding Member 34 posts) 11y

Just procrastinating a bit, is anyone at, considering, or applying to graduate school now or soon?

I am looking to head to the UK, I'm applying to King's (London), Cambridge, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. And then in Paris at Paris IV and VII (Sorbonne), as well as Sciences-Po.

2. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Just finished my Masters. Turned down an offer to a PhD. I'm not really ready to get back into civilian life, but I also don't want to spend another 4 years in school.

3. Posted by Jetsetmaf (Budding Member 34 posts) 11y

Studying what? And did you do a Taught Masters (UK style) or the American two year MA?

4. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

master of mechanical engineering. I'm not sure what the UK style or American style is. It's Canadian style. I did more courses with a small project. There's a master of science which is more project, less courses and is what you're suppose to do when you want a PhD. A masters is basically giving you the theoretical and investigative skills for preparing you for PhD. But the same skills can be applied to the work force.

5. Posted by nads83 (Budding Member 29 posts) 11y

oh man, I was hoping to get away from studying for a bit and now people are talking about school
wow Q_Zhang master of mechanical engineering that's pretty impressive, and to think I thought my program was hard
Jetsetmaf, what are you studying? all of the schools you listed sound really cool
well I guess I better head back to the books

6. Posted by Jetsetmaf (Budding Member 34 posts) 11y

I am studying international relations/politics, it is an interesting course. My passion is really history but IR is a close second and more viable careerwise.

7. Posted by nads83 (Budding Member 29 posts) 11y

I really liked history too, I think if I didn't want to be a vet so badly I wouldn't have done a science degree because I'm so much more interested in arts courses and I'm better at it than sciences international relations sounds pretty cool too, they had an international development course where I did my undergrad but I could never fit it into my schedule
so I'm guessing you'll be doing living and working overseas when you graduate? that sounds awesome, I'm jealous :)