Choosing a Masters Degree in Physics: Advice Needed

In summary, the individual is finishing their BSc studies in Physics and is now looking for a specialty to pursue for their MSc degree at the University of Tartu in Estonia. They are interested in something interdisciplinary, such as biomedical engineering or nanotechnology, and ultimately want to obtain a PhD position at a foreign university. They are seeking recommendations and additional thoughts on what other aspects to consider when choosing a specialty. They mention considering a Master's program in "Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics" as well as two other options. They welcome any comments or information on the potential prospects and interesting aspects of these programs.
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Hi everyone. Straight to the point: this summer I will finish my BSc studies in Physics and so I need to choose specialty to study for my MSc degree. (University of Tartu, Estonia, EU, it's 3 years for BSc and 2 more for MSc). Unfortunately I don't seem to have a certain field of interest. I would probably like something interdisciplinary, like biomedical engineering or nanotechnology. Ultimate goal is to get a PhD position at some foreign university. What would you recommend to choose. Maybe share some thoughts, what aspects else I should consider. Thank you.
 
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You really don't have a field of interest? Nothing that makes you think "Hmm! That's intriguing"? We can't just tell you to go into such-and-such specialty.
 
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I guess I don't. I can't recall a subject that I really liked, all of them forced me to study. Yet I think I would succeed better in technical field so I don't want to completely change the field. Today I found another Master's program in "Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics" and probably will choose between this and 2 other I mentioned in first post. Your comments on which of these is more perspective or just some useful/interesting information about them are highly welcome.
 

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