I'm currently studying for an MSc in International Development with Economics. I chose the course because I liked its interdisciplinary nature; it covers economics as well as aspects of politics, management and sociology, and offers the opportunity to complete a dissertation or undertake a practicum during the summer.
This is actually my fifth year as a student at Bath (I did a placement year during my undergraduate degree), so needless to say I’ve had a wonderful time!
Planning for after graduation
The graduate scene this year certainly looks a little different to what many of us had expected. There are still plenty of opportunities though, and studying for an MSc has given me much more clarity regarding the areas of work I’m most interested in.
I have two different routes in mind for after graduation. The first is to follow a career in international development by working at a think-tank or non-profit organisation. Edtech (education technology) also really appeals to me. The second is to join a consulting firm with the view to specialising in international development. Overall, I hope to join an organisation where I can use my existing workplace and research skills whilst developing new ones, all to drive meaningful change.