Hi, I'm from Turkey, I completed my undergrad and currently doing MSc(thesis about GR) in the top Uni of my country. Comparing myself with the profiles I think I don't have good chances to get accepted in, say top 50, schools. But I really want to, so my questions are,
if I go to another MSc programme in a prestigious University will it increase my chances to get phd?
Would being self-funded increase my chances to be accepted in a MSc programme?
Which uni.s(worldwide) offer seperate masters program (so far I could only find Imperial Colleges Msc in Quantum Fields).
Is getting into a MSc programme easier than getting into PhD?
Does all of this make sense or am I being delusional?
As a final note, I want to work on hep-th or gr-qc.
Thanks for comments in advance.