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MSc Student Experiences

Ekaterina Gousseva - MSc Chemical Research (graduated 2017)

Now PhD Student in Chemistry at University of Reading

Katya Gousseva

I made the decision to continue with my studies at Queen Mary after completing my Bachelor’s degree. Initially expecting to graduate and apply for corporate graduate schemes, I was introduced to the Chemical Research MSc course by my supervisor. Having never considered pursuing a career in science, but particularly enjoying my final year undergraduate project, it was the unique structure of the postgraduate course which led me to contemplate this as the next step. 80% of the Chemical Research MSc consists of a research project, which made my experience really worthwhile and helped me gain an insight into the world of academia. You have the freedom to choose which academic you wish to work with and take the time to complete a project thoroughly. The passion of the academics in at Queen Mary was inspiring and it really helped guide me in my choice to continue onto a Chemistry PhD.