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M.S. Abroad : A Student's Guide

February 2022

A Master of Science (also referred to as M.Sc., M.S., or M.Sc.) is the type of degree that appeals to students who are looking forward to getting in-depth instruction to prepare for highly qualified professions or a future Ph.D. It is a widely pursued postgraduate degree course in the whole world because of its flattering credibility, research orientation, and better career prospects. An MS degree can be earned in a myriad of subjects spanning from accounting, aviation engineering, environmental studies, finance, information science, life sciences, space studies, and technology

It is the ubiquitous reputation and excellence of universities abroad that makes most students want to pursue an M.S. overseas despite plenty of options in the home country as well. Studying Master of Science abroad to get an edge over others on the job front and also if you wish to advance your career towards research.

Study MS Abroad

Benefits of Studying Master of Science Abroad

  1. It is the preliminary step to a research career with whopping job prospects.
  2. An MS degree is the minimum requirement to stay in academia
  3. An upper hand in entry into the corporate world
  4. Lucrative pay package
  5. Redefine your career and personality
  6. Helps improves network and skillset

Course Duration:

  1. MS in USA: Takes approximately two years of completion. Includes regular assessments and training tasks, along with general training.
  2. MS in UK: (i) Taught Masters - includes weekly seminars, lectures, tutorials, dissertation, and assessment and lasts for a year or two. (ii) Research Masters - usually takes three to four years for completion and consists of writing a thesis, followed by an oral examination.
  3. MS in Canada: Course duration ranges from one year to two years. Comprises of a mixture of coursework and research, with few programs demanding a full thesis, project, or even internship.
  4. MS in Australia and MS in New Zealand: Usually takes a year or two to complete. Types of masters offered: (i) Traditional Masters (ii) 'Change of direction' Masters (iii) Graduate entry professional qualifications (iv) Professional development Masters (v) Research-based master's degree
  5. MS in Ireland: Takes nearly one to two years to complete. Includes modular units of study and assessments, dissertation, and independent research projects.

Documents Required for Application:

The common documents that are required from international applicants while applying for MSc courses Abroad are:

  1. Bachelor's degree Certificate
  2. College Transcripts/Marksheets
  3. English Proficiency Certificate or Scores (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc.)
  4. GRE (required in USA and Canada)
  5. Sufficient Funds for Fees, Living and Other Expenditures, or Scholarship Document
  6. Statement of Purpose (usually needed in USA & Canada)
  7. Motivation Letter (required by many European countries)
  8. Recommendation Letters
  9. A Valid Passport

Cost of Study:

Depending on the course, country, and curriculum, the average tuition fees vary for international students.

 Sr. No  Country  Cost of Study
 1.  USA  USD 8,000 to 50,000
 2.  UK  £14,000  to £23,000
 3.  Canada  CAD 9,000 to 57,000
 4.  Australia  AUD 20,000 to 37,000
 5.  New Zealand  NZD 26,000  to 37,000
 6.  Ireland  €9,000  to 30,000

List M.S. Courses:

M.Sc. courses have gained a considerable boom. The advent of modern technologies has led to the commencement of various MSc courses in academics.

  1. M.Sc. in Actuarial Science
  2. M.Sc. in Agricultural Botany
  3. M.Sc. in Airlines, Tourism & Hospitality Management
  4. M.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects
  5. M.Sc. in Anthropology
  6. M.Sc. in Applied Electronics
  7. M.Sc. in Bioinformatics
  8. M.Sc. in Applied Psychology
  9. M.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation
  10. M.Sc. in Banking & Finance

Career Prospects:

Once you are done with an MSc course, you can avail diverse profiles with a lucrative pay package.

  1. Research Assistant
  2. Laboratory Technician
  3. Chemical Analyst
  4. Food and Drug Inspector
  5. Professor
  6. Junior Research Fellow
  7. Biochemist
  8. Mathematician
  9. Scientist
  10. Researcher and accountant
  11. Statistician
  12. Quantitative Developer
  13. Assistant Professor
  14. Junior Software Engineer

After the course completion, students can earn an average annual salary of around INR 60,00,000-90,00,000. It can be depending upon course selection and field of work.

For further assistance or queries students can contact us, Edwise International, and avail of our wide range of services for students on destinations like study in Canada, study in UK, study in Ireland, study in USA, study in New-Zealand, study in Australia, study in Singapore and many other countries.

Studying Master of Science Abroad

Also read: 5 Best Study Abroad Programs for Indian Students

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