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Old 18-02-2020, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I am in the midst of considering taking post graduate course/degree. I am in the marketing research industry for 20 yrs plus. Nowadays, the industry requires data science, big data and the like- which is partly related but more programming and/or stat in nature. But still very relevant. Hence I am considering upgrading to this area.

On the other hand, I have passion for positive psychology. Partially related to my current job (that is, understanding consumer behavior); At the same time I pursued this online writing articles in blogs and creating my own blog on the topic of personal development/positive psychology.

So I found 2 options to answer my passion and interest below with my thoughts included below:

Masters in Data Science by UOL via SIM GE
- The course is definitely a plus and will give me edge in new job opportunities
- I can use big data and data science to do research in the area of positive psychology
- With teaching as another career interest and fall-back- this can come handy
- As a foreign uni, I learned that feedback on this route is not good but this is primarily coming from undergrads and I feel the POV is pretty much different; on the contrary, my personal experience with foreign uni grads as work colleagues is that they are very professional, efficient, practical and street smart. Nothing I can complain about.

Masters in Applied Research by SUSS
- The course is definitely a plus as a paper qualification with some high-level sharpening of my research skills; though I feel large part of this is already what I am doing and have been doing in so many years
- Offers concentration in positive psychology - which is perfect for my passion and interest on psych
- With teaching as another career interest and fall-back- this can come handy
- As a local uni, I feel this gives me a better edge in local opportunities in teaching, civil or public service as well as overseas

The above two choices is also borne out of my need for a more practical curriculum appropriate for a working professional like me. Something I can do and work on part-time. Honestly, it is also because my undergrad background does not seem promising enough for the NUS, NTU type of unis.

As such, I am wondering if anyone can offer any feedback as a Grad student of these institutions? Current student or graduated? Any thoughts from students of any foreign uni Post Grad degrees? or any local uni Post Grad degrees?
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