MSc Biomedical SciencesPousali Chatterjee

I am originally from India. At Strathclyde, I am currently pursuing my second master's degree in Biomedical Sciences. My interests include microbiology, biomedical science research and science communication. Hiking and travelling are two of my favourite pastimes.

What were your reasons for taking on a postgraduate degree?

The decision to pursue a postgraduate degree was driven by my intense interest in Biomedical Sciences. I chose the MSc Biomedical Sciences programme at Strathclyde because I wanted to learn the latest scientific knowledge and satisfy my curiosity.

How did you make the decision to study at Strathclyde?

The University of Strathclyde is ranked in the top 10 in the United Kingdom for Biomedical Sciences (Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2023). The courses of study appealed to me. I wanted to learn every aspect Strathclyde offered to provide through this program to advance my career in Biomedical Sciences.

What do you like about your course and Strathclyde?

The University of Strathclyde is a great place for learning! One of my favourite aspects of this course experience and this university is how committed the faculty members are to my academic accomplishments. They are friendly and motivating. The MSc Biomedical Science programme is a highly engaging, well-taught, diverse course that prepares students for a wide range of professional options in the field of health sciences.

What specialist knowledge/professional skills have you developed whilst studying the course?

I've mastered my expertise in laboratory work as well as scientific writing, data analysis, research ethics and statistics. This course provides the perfect foundation for future PhD level research work, as well as a variety of experiences that are going to be appealing to employers in industry or in the healthcare sector.

What are your ambitions for the future and how do you think your time at Strathclyde will help you achieve your goals?

I desire to serve society and believe the best possible way that can be achieved is through the development of scientific applications. I'm a firm believer in creating a healthcare system that is accessible and affordable for everybody. My aim is to get involved and work on the worldwide health challenges and development of novel therapeutic formulations to combat infections or diseases.

How have you found your time living in Glasgow and what's your favourite thing about the city?

Glasgow is such a vibrant city and I love it!  Along with studying, the city centre is a fantastic location for shopping and socialising.