Masters degree worst experience of my life

18-Apr-19, 10:57
Avatar for mastersanonymous
posted about 1 year ago
I am close to submitting my dissertation and the experience has been the worst of my life. I have had no help from my supervisor. He didn't even know how to use the software required. Even during the taught modules I received little help from the academics and a majority of my emails were never answered. My subject is nuclear engineering, by the way. The entire experience has damaged my mental health and I have become very paranoid. I have found the entire postgraduate system to inefficient and indifferent. In fact, I sent my dissertation to my supervisor for him to check before I submit and he hasn't even replied. I am fed up and going to submit it next week, with or without his blessing. Many staff I found to be indifferent and unfriendly towards students. In fact one quit in January. I could never under any circumstances do a PhD as this entire experience has been torturous.
18-Apr-19, 15:43
Avatar for Tudor_Queen
posted about 1 year ago
A bit difficult to comment on your situation (if that is what you are wanting) as I guess it differs from institution to institution. It is a lot more independent that undergraduate study, but one can still expect to receive support and replies to email etc. So maybe your particular course was just a bad one in terms of those things. My experience wasn't like this. Well done for getting through it and good luck with your results etc.
18-Apr-19, 18:05
edited about 3 seconds later
Avatar for bewildered
posted about 1 year ago
I remember your earlier posts and just wanted to say that I'm glad you took everyone's advice to do the dissertation to get the Masters. Good luck with finding a job in a field more to your taste!


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