Kenyan student Brian, who is originally from Nairobi is currently studying the LLM Human Rights Law course here, at The University of Strathclyde. He was particularly attracted to Strathclyde because of our fantastic reputation. Read more about his experiences so far:
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
The University’s reputation in the legal research industry in Scotland and the wider UK remains outstanding making it one of the competitive law schools to join. The accessible student scholarships and funding opportunities at Strathclyde make the learning experience worthy and affordable to students from all global backgrounds. As a recipient of the Dean's International Award for the 2017/2018 cohort class, the funding has positively impacted on my associated tuition costs.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
The wide scope of the areas covered, the flexibility in the tutelage approach and the interactive student seminars. Frequent lectures by distinguished human rights practitioners sums this course as solid.
What advice would you give to a prospective student coming to study your course?
The course is uniquely tailored covering different areas of International Human Rights Law, its intersection with other disciplines and above all, its design outlay remains rewarding through a balance of independent research and interactive seminar modules. For anyone thinking of pursuing a course with a broader understanding of human rights law in the current globalization nexus, this is it! This is the course for you.
What’s the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?
Its central location within Glasgow City area means most if not all that a student would need is within a few miles of reach: Different shopping outlets, eateries, coffee shops, art and theatre centres, green parks name it and without a doubt as student you will not miss the Glasgow experience amidst the busy schedules during school terms. I do enjoy my evening city walks very much!
What specialist knowledge or professional skills have you developed studying your course?
Critical analysis of legal literature and excellent communications etiquette.
How is your course helping to enhance your current career and prepare you for your future career?
Looking forward to a placement in a high intensive research community of human rights practitioners, negotiators, scholars and legislators, the depth of the course has not only broadened my understanding of the key foundational elements of International Human Rights Law but also honed my skills in reading, interpreting, analysing and reporting of legal materials, all skills that are vital for professional progression in my industry. Thanks to Strathclyde, I am confident of contributing to this society!
What are your ambitions for the future and how do you think your time at Strathclyde will help you achieve your goals?
I remain with the desire to be a seasoned human rights practitioner as well as a scholar, both competing interests that have now been cemented from my educative interactive sessions with my lecturers here at Strathclyde and the insightful postgraduate student workshops. Besides, the Centre for Study of Human Rights Law has collaborative research projects with students that help steer legal research paths, an opportunity I am taking part in it.