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Alice Huang

I chose SOAS to pursue my postgraduate studies because of the school’s outstanding reputation globally, its Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy with its pertinent programme that combines theory and practical application, taught by a faculty with exceptional backgrounds.

MSc International Studies and Diplomacy

I chose SOAS to pursue my postgraduate studies because of the school’s outstanding reputation globally, its Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy with its pertinent programme that combines theory and practical application, taught by a faculty with exceptional backgrounds.

I work full-time so the programme’s ability to accommodate the needs of students in employment is crucial to me. Having completed the second of three years of part-time study, I have learnt an enormous amount, not only from readings, lectures and tutorials, but also from study tours to the United Nations and Foreign Office, media training, prominent guest speakers, and real-time simulations of multilateral negotiations.

Moreover, because SOAS attracts such high calibre students with international backgrounds, I have not only enjoyed socialising with my classmates, but have learnt much from them as well.

Balancing work and studies means working hard and a real challenge at times. But in view of the experience so far, it’s a challenge well worth it.