SOAS University of London

Caitlin Sturridge

The Department of Development Studies benefits from world-leading migration specialists engaged in an array of innovative research projects.

MSc Migration, Mobility and Development, 2009-2010

I’ve always been interested in migration and, when I saw that SOAS had an MSc on this topic, I signed up straight away.  SOAS has always stood out for me as a place to study due to its interdisciplinary and contextually grounded approach to teaching.  The Department of Development Studies also benefits from world-leading migration specialists engaged in an array of innovative research projects.

The highlight of my degree was writing my dissertation.  It was a chance to draw on everything that I had studied throughout the year, and to delve deeper into an area that I found particularly interesting.  I chose to write my dissertation on mobility in refugee situations.

After working in a variety of roles for UNICEF, World Food Programme and other organisations in East Africa and the UK, I decided to come back to SOAS to pursue a PhD in Development Studies, researching environment and migration in the Horn of Africa.