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Seven best Options for a Post-Graduate Degree

As the Fourth Industrial revolutions continue its inexorable march to change the world as we fundamentally know it, a postgraduate degree has never been more important than it is today. Expertise in certain areas is becoming a more and more urgent requirement. In this short article, we take you through seven of the best postgraduate courses that a graduate can pursue. These Masters Degrees are listed, keeping in mind current industry trends, importance to human society, and future significance.

  1. Masters Degree in Data Science

As far as postgraduate courses go, one of the hottest degrees in the world is an MSc in Data Science. According to Harvard Business Review magazine, being a data scientist is the “sexiest job” of the 21st Century. With increasing automation, rising domination of data-driven companies, and escalating the importance of data, the role of the Data Scientist has never been more vital to the economic productivity of companies and even countries.

An alternative to the MSc in Data Science is the MSc in Biostatistics postgraduate degree, which gives more of a cross-disciplinary preparation of Data Science in the field of biology.

  1. Masters Degree in Public Health

An interdisciplinary field, whose importance has grown over the years, is Public Health. It is defined as “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.”

With the spectre of super-resistant microbes, rising population, and inequalities, public health has never been more important. Global leaders such as Bill Gates are driving huge initiatives in Public Health. A Master in Public Health or Master in Hospital Administration degree might just give you the edge in a challenging and fulfilling field of high impact.

  1. Masters Degree in Regenerative Medicine

If you are looking to get a PG (postgraduate) in the 21st century, then the fields of stem cell technology and regenerative biology may be one of the hottest ones to consider. As we approach an epoch-making era where gene-editing is becoming ubiquitous, and silicon valley is declaring war on the “problem” of aging in their attempts to make humans immortal, expertise in regenerative medicine has never been so fundamental to the future. You can also consider doing a more general postgraduate degree like an MPhil in Regenerative Medicine.

  1. Masters Degree in Management

As we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, management practices may be undergoing a lot of flux. However, the importance of a PG (postgraduate) in Management remains undimmed. Amongst the postgraduate courses that you can pursue in the field, an MBA remains the crown jewel. If you are passionate about a particular industry then, an MBA with a specialization such as an MBA in Global Business or Healthcare Management may be a good idea.

  1. Masters Degree in Medicine

A profession in medicine especially being a doctor is one of the most fulfilling of them all. You can pursue a Doctor of Medicine (MD) if you are looking for a postgraduate course that gives you a high-impact, financially satisfying career in the medical field. Alternatively, you can also pursue a more specific postgraduate program such as an MSc in Clinical Embryology or a Master of Surgery or even an MSc in Yoga Therapy. The number and variety of postgraduate degrees available in medicine are vast.

  1. Masters Degree in Technology or Engineering

Post Graduate courses in technology and engineering are the evergreen degrees of higher education. The expertise, which a Masters in Technology or Engineering gives you, has the potential to set you up for some great opportunities to be a productive and high-earning member of society. The sheer number and variety of programs offered for a Masters in Tech or Engineering ensure that you can pursue a post-graduate (PG) that you are truly interested in.

  1. Masters Degree in Communications

According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook, the global entertainment and media industry will be worth 2.6 trillion US dollars by 2023. It is already worth 2.1 trillion in 2019. Driven by OTT services, virtual reality, internet advertising, gaming, and esports, the entertainment and media industry is a great place for talented professionals to grow, especially if they have the adaptability to adjust to the flux that the industry is undergoing alongside its growth. A post-graduate in Film Art and Film Making, or Media and Communication, may just be your ticket into the global entertainment and media industry.

Post Graduate Courses Remain Evergreen If you go for the Right One

There is a lot of talk about the Gig Economy, and how degrees are not vital to career success anymore. However, things are slightly different with postgraduate courses. If you decide to choose a PG that is forming the backbone of the modern economy, you will be well on your way to living an impactful, rewarding, and fulfilling life.

About Manipal

Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE) is a global institute of repute. Besides courses in various other fields, here are some of the popular ones that students opt for. Click on the course of your interest to find out more about it.

B Tech EngineeringBSC NursingB PharmMBBSBDSBSc AnimationBA Media & CommunicationBHM, and BA Culinary



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