Doris Nnenna Aja
Nigerian student Doris, originally from Afikpo, is studying the MSc in International Relations. Read more about her experience so far and why she chose to study here.
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
I actually wanted an MSc in International Relations; which is not just a taught master’s degree but also have intensive research skills, courses and trainings. Most of the Universities in UK offer an MA and not an MSc in International Relations. Secondly, my course was among the courses that were nominated for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. Not only is it a course I love, but it comes with a very adequate funding. Finally, I prefer studying in Scotland.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoy the fact that I learn new things. The course also met my expectations and has adequately improved my research skills in just a semester. I also have very good lectures; that are grounded in international relations, enthusiastic about the success of their students and also willing to help at all times.
What advice would you give to a prospective student coming to study your course?
International relations is a very interesting course. It is also an interdisciplinary course that can prepare you for a career in many spheres of life. However, you have to verify if this is really a course you want to do and how it can help your career pact.
What’s the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?
The best thing about studying in Strathclyde is that you are not alone. The lecturers are approachable and the people are very friendly.
What specialist knowledge/professional skills have you developed studying your course?
This course has improved my research skills and has also improved my knowledge on international relations.
How is your course helping to enhance your current career and prepare you for your future career?
Not only is my course preparing me for my futures career, it also exposes me to students from different parts of the world. This will definitely help my inter-personal skills; which will be of a very great advantage for my future career.
What are your ambitions for the future and how do you think your time at Strathclyde will help you achieve your goals?
My course has exposed me to the nitty-gritty of international relations; how international organizations operate and has also improved my research skills. It will help my PhD degree and it will also prepare me for a future career as researcher; in an international organization that promotes human rights.