Studying in research
Are you made for research?
After the bachelor’s degree, there are numerous options to pursue postgraduate studies. Some choose course-based training as they want to primarily equip themselves for a specific profession. Others are more well suited to research as they would rather participate in discovering new knowledge; exploring a field with the goal of changing methods.
Choosing a field and not a program of studies
Holders of a bachelor’s degree, whether recent graduates or already career professionals, may discover a strong interest for a field and want to understand it in detail. They may want to transfer the knowledge they acquired during their initial training in a related or complementary field. Thus, each year academic research gives rise to extraordinary projects that combine, for example: Engineering and medicine, Philosophy and management, Psychiatry and gerontology or Education and science.
If you have the spirit of a researcher, don’t make the mistake of believing that you have to find a program of studies corresponding to your interests.Rather explore currently ongoing research projects,in your fields of interest. Examine the fields studied by professors, then discuss your ideas with them to develop further non-exploited avenues. You may be surprised by the options available!
Research at the UdeS is booming at an unprecedented rate, and this great vitality is evidenced by our prestigious ranking among Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities. This result is no surprise considering all the measures it implemented to train a strong new generation of scientists that are confident and competitive on the world stage.
Each day, research students work with specialists in their discipline, who act as true mentors. Young researchers have access to a cutting-edge infrastructure and a wide range of services to maximize their professional development and foster their success. Grant and mentoring programs, networking events, development workshops, everything is planned so that research students can fully commit to their project.