An easy transition
Having done my undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics at Bath, staying at the University has enabled an easy transition from undergraduate to postgraduate studies. Wanting to pursue a career in consultancy, I decided to do the MSc Economics to help me become a competent analyst.
Gaining new skills around the application of computer programmes in economic research is a particular strength of this course. I'm also enjoying environmental economics, a previously unknown topic for me.
Smaller classes, better discussions
The postgraduate course is definitely more demanding, but with the experience gained from my undergraduate degree I feel more in control of my studies, and better able to cope with the workload. I enjoy the smaller class sizes, allowing deeper discussions and a greater understanding of each subject, as well as more interaction with the lecturers and my classmates.
My dissertation is about the effect of immigration on electoral outcome and when I graduate I want to build on it, so I'll be looking for consultancy opportunities in policymaking and government-related work.