Study of Students’ Social Perceptions About Master’s Degree
Research results of educational, scientific, professional and other full-time graduate students’ development paths are presented. The work explores the professional and personal characteristics of Master’s degree students. Their expectations, their motivation and awareness about the content of Master’s degree programs are revealed. The main problems that determine the attitude of graduates to Master’s degree programs are identified. The problems are as follows: lack of information on the advantages of a two-level system of education, poor knowledge of the content of Master’s degree programs, lack of basic education in the specialty profile, doubt about the development of profession at the second stage of higher education, unwillingness to develop in research work, unattractiveness of Master’s degree programs, lack of two-level training international programs, unwillingness to develop in a practice-oriented sphere and to build a career. The findings of the present study had let to propose improvements. The prospects for the development of Master’s degree programs in a multidisciplinary university are outlined.
Master’s degree programs, motivation, multidisciplinary university.