MA International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)
I chose to come to SOAS because it has a great reputation, good credentials and the CISD courses are in the evening which has allowed me to study whilst being in full-time employment.
Through my course I have been exposed to various diplomatic practitioners and experts, practical exercise in diplomacy and the study trip to Geneva to get a feel for what diplomats and NGOs really do. We are close knit-student family in CISD and this has been my support network throughout the academic year.
I have really enjoyed the busy social calendar here. There are many so many events organised by societies where there was always the opportunity to learn about new countries and regions and sample a taste of their gastronomy.
I have to mention that Dr Catriona Drew, International Law Lecturer has been a real inspiration to me. I found International Law the most difficult of my modules to get a grasp of but she was wonderful in breaking down the various components to the simplest levels for students without a law background. She inspired me to work hard and it has yielded positive results!
SOAS is the best place to learn about other cultures, not just through its courses but through the various social activities and interactions.