Which masters program is better on the way to a phd?
This is kind of a weird question, but I think this is the place to ask it. Anyway, here goes: I'm a chemical engineering major now and I'll be graduating in January. I want to continue on to a master's and a phd though not in my current field but in somthing material related. My initial plan was to stay in my home university (in Turkey) for a masters in chemistry (that's the department where materials research happens at my school) and then apply to phd programs in the US.
Now I'm also thinking about applying to the Erasmus Mundus master's program in either Nanotechnology or Materials Science. For those of you who don't know it is a joint program between a few European universities where you spend one or two semesters in each university and then you write your thesis in the fourth semester. And they also give you a scholarship.
My question is: which is better when you apply for a PhD program? Would I be at an advantage or disadvantage because I travelled a lot during my masters instead of staying at one place and doing continuous research?