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Arts and Humanities
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
научная статья (работа)
Science and Technology
to have many benefits
Read and translate the text, say what its main points are
My Master’s degree
A Master’s degree is the most commonly taken postgraduate
. It is a second
cycle academic degree awarded by
course of study demonstrating
mastery of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.
means you will usually study after a related undergraduate Bachelor
but before a higher research degree such as the PhD (Doctor of
Most Master’s degree programs require that students should
write a Master’s thesis, or an extended research paper. Depending on
the field, a Master’s degree thesis may entail conducting a thorough
analysis of the literature or a scientific experiment.
in the area studied,
aster's graduates are expected to
possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and
applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, or
professional application; and the ability to solve complex
think rigorously and independently.
s degrees are commonly titled using the form 'Master of
...', where either a faculty (typically Arts or Science) or a field
(Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Business Administration, etc.) is
The two most common titles of
aster's degrees are the Master of
Arts (MA/M.A./A.M) and Master of Science (MSc/M.S./S.M.) degrees;
which normally consist of a mixture of research and taught material.
The Master of Arts is offered in most Arts and Hu
subjects and in some areas of the Social Sciences. It stands for
, which is Latin for ‘Master of Arts’.
the traditional Arts and Humanities also award Masters of Arts degrees.
These are usually programs th
at reflect upon (or theorize about)
technical topics. Examples could include Computer Science courses
studying digital artwork or Medicine programs focusing on ethics and
The Master of Science is the standard Masters qualification for
taught courses in Science and Technology subjects.
As a general rule
this includes most ‘STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and
It stands for
is Latin for
some social sciences and some business,
consulting and management courses fall into the MSc category.
have many benefit
can increase your
earnings potential, set your CV apart in an
market because they are highly regarded by employers.
They may help you to develop personally and professionally
especially when combined with work experience.
If you are already
working in your preferred industry, a Master’s de
gree could lead to
rapid career progression. It could emphasize your drive, determination
and willingness to increase your ability in a chosen area.
may also be extremely useful if you are looking to change career, as it
can facilitate almos
t any transition.
Now answer the question
what is your personal reason you are
Do you want to change your occupation; develop your
research skills; gain entry to a profession; progress onto a PhD;
progress up the career ladder; pursue a pass
ion for a specific subject;
specialize in a particular area or something else?
relating to or denoting a course of study
a student at a university or
college who is studying
for his or her first degree.
Correct the sentences
A Master's degree is a university degree that you can get by
studying for one or two years before your first degree or after
Master's graduates are expected to possess ba
at any elementary level.
There are thousands of common titles of Master's degrees.
A MA degree is usually awarded in natural sciences.
A MS degree is usually awarded in humanitarian or social
Master’s degree can be
characterized as useless and time
Identify which statement corresponds to
contents of the text
Master’s degree is the only and the ultimate postgraduate
qualification after the first
cycle academic award.
Master’s study concerns
only social sciences.
There is no strict requirement in the Master's graduates’
possession of the cutting
edge professional acquaintance.
Master’s degrees awarded stand a good chance in the job
of the text
People need postgraduate qualification nowadays because …
it can increase their potentials and
it can make them be satisfied with their independence.
it can theorize about some technical topics.
it can lead them to their career sta
Answer the question
How does Master’s benefit to people?
It is the Master’s degree that gives you a chance to travel a lot.
Master’s degree makes you more desirable candidate in
Master’s degree satisfies your persisting nee
d for knowledge.
People rely on it as they are looking for a chance to earn money
by passive income.
Point out part of the text (1, 2, 3, 4) with the answer to the question
What is the most traditional division of Master’s degree?
1, b) 2, c) 3, d)
Identify the main idea of the text
Master’s degree is the only way of advancement people’s work
Postgraduates realize all necessary details of Master’s degrees:
what they are, what they require and what they provide.
evel is a very diverse education.
Benefits of Master’s degree are determined by many factors.
Answer the following questions and discuss the main points of the text
What is a Master’s degree?
When is this postgraduate qualification course usually
What skills, abilities and knowledge should master's graduates
What are Master’s degrees commonly titled? How many
common titles of Master's degrees exist?
Where is Master of Arts offered?
What subjects outside the traditional Arts and
taught for MA?
Where is Master of Science offered?
What subjects outside the traditional Science and Technology
are taught for MS?
What do most Master’s degree programs require?
What are the benefits of Master’s degrees?
What purposes do you
pursuit getting Master’s degree?
Fill in puzzle boxes with the correct answers on the topic
A puzzle that requires
logical thought or mathematics to solve
A person who holds a first degree from a university or other
The branch of science concerned with the nature and properties
of matter and energy.
A set of principles on which the practice of
an activity is based.
An academic rank conferred by a college or university after
Subjects of study primarily concerned with human creativity
and social life.
A university degree which is of a higher level than
A detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation.
A series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject.
An area of knowledge or study, especially one that you study at
school, college, or
Relating to an educational or schol
arly institution or
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Это означает, что студенты должны обладать
эффективным знанием в своей области исследования.
Эта квалификация имеет много
преимуществ, приводя к
быстрому карьерному росту.
Магистр естественных наук
это квалификация в
области науки и техники.
Критический анализ помогает в написании научных
планирует быть удостоенным
степени доктора наук.
Ты должен специализироваться в определенной сфере, если
хочешь стать профессионалом.
Complete the sentences using the words and phrases from the box
instead of numbers
and your personal info
instead of dots
I am a Master student at
My name is
Last year I got a (
State University. Now I’m a (
at the same
university. Why? The main thing is I woul
d like to become a
. Students getting a Master’s degree at the
(what are they?)
I have to study many (
and newly advanced
technologies both in Russian and in English, to be able to carry out my
My supervisor is the Doctor of
often takes part in in regional an
d international (
The teachers conduct scientific research personally and in
groups in accordance with the plan
of the department. There are (
at my university lasts
two years. My research deals with
As for me, I
ve already chosen
the topic of my (
Now I collect the necessary (