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What is a master's degree?


 Master's Degree

A master's degree (also known as "licencing") is an academic degree awarded to individuals who have studied a specific specialisation or a high level of practical craftsmanship, where the study is highly specialised in the subject of the certificate and necessitates extensive research as well as scientific and practical scrutiny.

Graduates with a bachelor's degree go on to pursue a master's degree in a field of their choice from the bachelor's major's selections.
The master's study takes a more advanced approach to specialised scientific and applied achievement, requiring strong analytical skills, the capacity to think methodically to solve problems, as well as professional practical application, advanced problem solving, and advanced thinking abilities. 
Master's Degree Titles For literary majors, a Master of Arts degree (Master of Arts - M.A.) is awarded.  A Master of Science (M.S.) degree is awarded for scientific fields. These degrees are delivered through a course track, a research track (thesis), or a combined course and research track.
Master's Degree

Master's Degree Titles

For literary majors, a Master of Arts degree (Master of Arts - M.A.) is awarded.

A Master of Science (M.S.) degree is awarded for scientific fields.
These degrees are delivered through a course track, a research track (thesis), or a combined course and research track.

There are other titles or names, including:

  1. Master of Business Administration - MBA.
  2. Master of Public Administration (MPA).
  3. Master of Business Engineering or Engineering Management (Master of Business Engineering - MBE).
  4. Master of Laws (LL.M.).
  5. Master in Social Work (Master of Social Work - MSW)

Types of Master's Study

There are several types of master's studies, as follows:

  • Anyone with a bachelor's degree is eligible for a post-graduate master's degree.
  • A post-graduate research master's degree is for people who have a bachelor's degree with significant research content or who have published multiple research papers or scientific publications.
  • An executive master's degree is a master's degree intended specifically for executives. In terms of entrance, graduation criteria, and academic plan, this degree differs from the Master of Regular Study (the previous two types).
  • Integrated master's degree, which is a scientific degree for people without a bachelor's degree, in which the student studies the bachelor's requirements before continuing on to the master's level for an additional year of study. When all prerequisites are completed, the student receives a full master's degree, but not a bachelor's degree, and this sort of degree is most common in scientific subjects.

Master's degree requirements

The requirements differ depending on the university's educational system and the course of study chosen. After meeting the requirements for admission to a master's degree programme, the student commits to the study term, which in most circumstances lasts one to two academic years.

Then he must successfully complete the study plan's courses and research, with Master's success rates being greater than Bachelor's.

How to get a master's

Joining a university to pursue a master's degree necessitates the fulfilment of several conditions, which the student must meet in order to be considered a graduate student pursuing a master's degree. Once the necessary conditions are met, the student enters the study stage, where he must prepare himself for this stage.

He must now prepare himself for this stage, and he must prepare himself thoroughly in every way. As a result, in order to understand how to earn a master's degree, one must first familiarise himself with the requirements for admission to the university, followed by the study stage, as follows:

     University admission requirements 

The requirements for admission to universities to pursue a master's degree vary from one university to the next and from one country to the next, but there are some general requirements that apply to most universities, and they are as follows:
  • Get a bachelor's degree
A person cannot apply to a university immediately to receive a master's degree; instead, they must first obtain a bachelor's degree, and some colleges require that the student's assessment of the bachelor's degree be good, very good, or exceptional, and will not accept anyone who is less than that.

So, a person considering graduate studies should begin thinking about it at the beginning of his university studies, at the bachelor's stage, so that he takes the subject seriously and tries to pass this stage with the best grades possible; in addition, some universities require that his studies be at the bachelor's stage, regular study, not by affiliation.
  • Choosing the right specialty
Postgraduate studies are an extension of the initial university stage, in which the student begins to develop his specialisation, and in which he must choose an appropriate specialisation for his bachelor's degree specialisation when applying for a master's degree. A person having a bachelor's degree in law, for example, cannot pursue postgraduate studies in management business, and so on.

Because the master's stage is founded on the bachelor's stage, even if he is accepted into graduate studies, he will find it extremely tough, and he may not be able to succeed.  

  • Master's Thesis
It is a study provided by the student in which he expresses his personal viewpoint, written in his scientific manner, and it is not a research in the real meaning of the word, but rather a collection of research contained in a single message, all of which are included within a single template.

The message is then given to a body that is knowledgeable on the subject raised by the message, and it is this body that decides whether the message should be accepted or rejected. As a result, this message must leave a distinct imprint, unique to the researcher, and assist science and scientific students in the future.

The student must possess a high academic degree that qualifies him to reach the highest and most prestigious positions