Jo Connolly - MA Diplomatic Studies (2010)

As a mature student, I was worried about whether I would have the time, finance and support to successfully complete the Masters Degree I needed to help me change career and provide me with better choices for the future. Due to outstanding financial obligations, I could not afford to cut back on my full time work hours or leave work to complete an internship to gain the valuable experience and knowledge I needed to move to a career in International Relations.

Keele offered me the unique opportunity to study a tailored IR Masters Degree programme part time with numerous modular options to suit my area of interest, whilst I continued to work full time with my employer. Throughout the course,I received unparalleled support from the SPGS course co-ordinator, lecturers and office staff who were extremely helpful friendly, and overall, a real inspiration.

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