Dean Carroll - MA European Politics (2010)
The range of skills I developed as a postgraduate student in SPGS from updating my research methods to finding real value in peer learning and improving my presentational style have helped enormously in my professional life. For example, I researched and wrote a dissertation titled ‘Reshaping Europe in a multi-polar world: can the European Union rise to the challenge?’. Aside from playing a part in my appointment to a new job, the course in general and my independent research in particular also provided a springboard for me to have my work published in academic journals. I was even offered the chance to speak at a European Union Studies Association conference in Thailand - an opportunity I was happy to accept. If you are considering studying at SPGS, I say go for it - you won't regret it.
While studying part-time for my MA, I worked as a journalist on Public Servant magazine and its web portal. Following completion of my MA course, I was promoted to be editor of a new European venture called PublicServiceEurope.com, which launched in March 2011.
Dean Carroll - European Politics MA (2008-2010; part-time)