Hi, good day everyone!
I am currently a postgraduate in Universiti Sains Malaysia. Before I made decision which path to endevour, Master by Research, or by Coursewok, or if you were also offered by the school, Master by Mixmode.. I must ensure that I have abilities to excel in it. What are all these terms about? I’m telling you that it is not easy to make a decision. But through these guides I am going to tell you from this article, you may get some ideas or at least understand which mode you should pursue for your postgraduate studies.
So, basically..these are my views about:
1) by Research Mode – if you have passion to write; can put more time to read a lot; able to commit to do this full-time (I should mention this in capital letters, because, this is very essential); if you want to be a good academic writer; if you want to be a researcher; if you want to be a lecturer; if you want to seek for a degree of specialization; if you want to improve your presentation skills.
2) by Coursework – if you have passion to still read text books with a lot of diverse topics in it (this practice is similar to our undergraduate experiences); if you want to sit for examinations; if you can commit for part-time basis (go for night and weekend classes); have job-related experiences.
3) by Mixmode – this course is half by research and half by coursework. Instead of having examinations in every semester, you also need to do a light research or we called it as dissertation. You will not be so good in writing academic research. If you find you can have a full-time basis or part-time, it may work for you.
Ok, now which one do you think best suit for your situations? I believe that this is going to a more or less tough decision to be made. Alternatively, you may discuss this with your network or friends who already in the field of the mode you are preferring for. Get their views, but, please do not take their view as your final decision. If you think you really want it because you are really have the abilities to perform in it, then, make a decision.
I wish you good luck!
Bye till then~