SOAS University of London

Catherine Tuhirirwe

The most memorable highlight for me would be the talks that we got from guest speakers from the finance industry who talked to us about their job experience, and just realising how most of their tasks were very much related to what we had covered in our lessons made sense of how relevant and practical our course was.

What made you choose SOAS as a place to study?

SOAS has a long-standing reputation for a rich curriculum that is especially focused on Asia and Africa. Additionally, it is a small university with small classes, which makes it ideal for engaging more with the professors.
 
Why did you take the MSc Finance and Financial Law programme?

I took this course because of the ability to combine two disciplines that are very closely related and work well together especially if one is looking towards a long-term career in finance.
 
How did you enjoy the programme?

The programme turned out to be exactly what I had hoped, and we were able to relate the material covered in class with what was happening in the economy at the time. I enjoyed it tremendously.
 
Any highlights?

The most memorable highlight for me would be the talks that we got from guest speakers from the finance industry who talked to us about their job experience, and just realising how most of their tasks were very much related to what we had covered in our lessons made sense of how relevant and practical our course was.
 
What was it like being a student in London?

I had lived in London prior to my course and I love London, hence why I chose a London University. SOAS’ proximity to other great universities with access to facilities such as libraries as well as a vibrant student community makes the experience that much more interesting.
 
What are you doing now?
 
I am currently undertaking a PhD programme in Finance and Management Studies at SOAS.

And your long-term ambition?

I have plans of opening up a research institute in Africa that serves as a credible source for all financial and economic data about Africa, especially Sub-Saharan Africa.