If you want to develop skills as a researcher, have credibility in the workforce as a researcher, and contribute to the knowledge base in your area of interest then doing a thesis with academic supervision and support is the way to go.
When undertaking a thesis for a Doctorate or a Master's degree choosing the right supervisor(s) can make the difference between success and disappointment and between career advancement and career stagnation.
The reputation, location, and fees of an institution will of course feature in your decision-making as to where to enrol. As much, if not more, thought should go into picking your supervisor.
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