Shamsul Huda


MSc Safety and Risk Management Student


Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

I carried out a lot of research online to try and identify the right course for me. Many of the courses I found focused on industry related safety training. However, the course content at Strathclyde was exactly what I was looking for, with the content being applicable across a range of environments.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I enjoyed the Corporate Risk Management and Psychology of Workplace Activities modules (Postgraduate Diploma). The opportunity to carry out research and in-depth analysis in areas that are of particular interest to me certainly made the course more enjoyable.

What advice would you give to a prospective student coming to study your course?

Be determined! The course work isn’t easy and there is possibly a misconception that online / distance based learning isn’t hard. My advice would be to be prepared to work hard and plan ahead for assignments. 

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

I have developed both my research and academic writing skills. Both skills will be very useful in my future career and I also hope to publish a paper based on my MSc thesis. The paper is likely to be focussed on risk assessment and risk judgement within the maritime industry. 

How is your course helping to enhance your current career and prepare you for your future career?

My main reason for applying for this course was for personal development, however I believe it has also helped develop the skills required for my job as a senior surveyor. The qualification adds credibility to my CV which helps me get in front of clients more easily.

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

My next step is to prepare an academic paper for publication.