Grant Tregonning (Water and Environmental Management MSc, 2016)
9 November 2021
The academic and professional staff were really supportive throughout my BSc, so I knew they would be great mentors to support me in my postgraduate studies. I developed a strong bond with them, my peers and the uni. It still feels like I am ‘coming home’ when I visit campus.
The general atmosphere around campus and within the School of Geography was friendly and supportive, making it a good environment in which to learn and excel. There are so many opportunities to develop yourself and I took advantage of these whilst making lots of friends on the way. This was the perfect MSc for me as my goal is to establish a career in research and it provided the right stepping stone.
My course gave me the ideal preparation for the job I am in now, as it covered all the aspects of river monitoring and management which I am expected to know for my job.
I think the thing that surprised me most, was myself. From learning to deal with and overcome my anxieties, to writing a detailed and comprehensive thesis, I was challenged throughout the MSc process and was able to rise to each challenge and ultimately succeed with my work, which lead me into pursuing research at PhD level.
Lotte Veale (Development and Global Health MA)
4 January 2021
If I could go back and do it all again, I would. I have gained so much knowledge in only one year and didn’t want it to end! It’s such a great place to study, and the course was faultless. If you’re unsure, don’t be – just do it.
Alumni profile - Bismeh Shafi (Global Development MA)
10 November 2020
The MA from Queen Mary has allowed me to segue into my field of interest. I am currently working at The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a Pakistan-based NGO that provides education to more than 250,000 under-privileged children across Pakistan.
I was looking for a course that would help me explore global markets and development of international business and was particularly interested in the world economy and the dynamics of development. I figured understanding this would go a long way in building my foundation of working abroad.