However, if I didn’t want to do my Ph D I think I’d want to do a project because I think it could be timelier.
You’d have your own timeline whereas if you want to do a thesis for education and you want to go into the schools you are really limited on when you can do your research, so your year is basically dictated on when you can go into the school.
If you've worked in the field and have a specialized function, you might benefit from the intensive focus of a thesis research project.
Both programs, by the way, lead to the same degree; your diploma won't indicate how you satisfied the academic requirements for the M. In deciding between the two sets of requirements, it helps to understand exactly what each entails.
Since we’re always encouraging more voices on Gradifying, I’ve enlisted some help from students in the faculty of education to share their reasons for choosing either a project or a thesis.
THE PROJECT ROUTE Peter van Gestel is in his second year and nearing the end of his journey (project completion).As a teacher, that’s my job, what I’m passionate about, and like I said- that’s the bottom line.I wanted to have the option to do a Ph D afterwards.I don’t necessarily think that choosing the project route cuts you off from doing a Ph D but I think it might be more of a barrier.In doing a project you’d have to work against more barriers, whereas doing a thesis it opens more doors.The following guide examines some of the reasons degree seekers may want to write a thesis while also highlighting why they might not.Students on the fence about this important decision can find expert advice, actionable tips, and relevant guidance to help them make an informed choice in the guide that follows.This is probably true, but you'll have more time to pursue other learning opportunities.An internship, for example, can provide an applied education more relevant to your future career--not to mention networking opportunities.This time I want to enrich and deepen my understanding of the subject and I find the thesis route able to facilitate that.My decision has been constructed based on the environment here at Queen’s, where I can pursue what I’d like to do, which is diabetes care in schools.