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Master’s Degree in Research in Specific Didactics: seven things you must know beforehand

  • February 19th, 2016
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Continuing your studies by doing a Master’s Degree is the option that more and more students choose. We explain what you should look for in a Master’s Degree in Research in Specific Didactics.

Continuing your studies with a Master’s Degree in Research in Specific Didactics is an excellent option to wide your knowledge in a particular area, where we will receive theoretical and practical notions and we can focus on the sections in which we are more interested in. We will also have the opportunity of carrying out work placements in firms, which can open us the doors to the labour market.

This master’s degree has a marked research nature and is based on the study of profession and education. It is a master’s degree addressed for the excellence, for professors that want to continue their training and research on their work. To the master’s degree can also access graduated from Teacher Training and other graduated that want to become professors. Before carrying out this master’s degree we should pay attention to seven basic aspects:

  1. We must make sure that that master’s degree is recognised by a university and that has a regulated and updated curriculum. We also must pay attention to the years that the master’s degree is being taught, in case its subjects have change, and its facilities or teaching staff have been updated.
  2. This curriculum must have practical and theoretical subjects and work placements. This master’s degree is divided in seven different branches: visual arts, experimental sciences, social sciences, physical education, language and literature, mathematics and music. These studies are focused on the specialisation of whom take them, to whom the doors of the scientific research is open thanks to these specific knowledge.
  3. Knowing who teaches the classes and what entities collaborates in the curriculum. If the master’s degree has renowned professors in the field of these studies they can result much more beneficial and can open the doors to the labour market, either duet to the knowledges obtained or due to the work placements.
  4. Considering the facilities of the master’s degree. The workplace and the place to do research is very important when choosing to study a determined master’s degree, since having modern and cutting edge facilities from the technological point of view may be a complement for our future.
  5. Tutorial assistance: it is vital that your doubts are listened to and that you have the support by the professors during the year that you carry out the master’s degree. Having access to a good tutorial assistance can be of great help and without doubt it will make that your studies are much easier.
  6. Collaboration between the curriculum and related Conferences. That within the subjects it is promoted the participation in specialised Conferences is a great form of specialising and meeting the most practical aspects of the topic. For example, take place numerous education conferences closely related to this master’s degree so that students complete their knowledge.
  7. Possibility of continuing with Doctoral Studies. If the curriculum of the master’s degree is aimed to continue with the academic research, you can continue your training through a PhD in Specific Didactics, a way that you should not reject to be able of reaching the highest level of the profession.

These seven rules are essential when opting for a master’s degree or another. Thoroughly knowing these aspects you can choose the most adequate training, since one master’s degree can be very different when being taught in different universities. The master’s degree must be the period for specialisation and getting to know the basic aspects before joining to it and knowing the options for the future that it will provide you are determinant when it comes to take the step of continuing with your studies.

The University Master’s Degree Research and Specific Didactics of the Universitat de València has all these aspects. You can find more information here.