"I chose to attend this course at Goldsmiths as there was no course in neuroscience in Ireland with the same focus on the clinical aspects of working in neuroscience/neuropsychology. I was also hopeful to be able to undertake a research project with a clinical population and to chance my arm at getting a coveted volunteering position in Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, which is affiliated with Goldsmiths. I had the opportunity to do all of these while studying in Goldsmiths.
There was a similar course on offer in a Scottish university but I preferred the atmosphere in New Cross, and the easy access to all that is on offer in London. The atmosphere in Goldsmiths is eclectic, creative, personal and easy-going, and the staff are dedicated and interesting people.
When I graduated, I found a volunteering position in a Neuropsychology Department where the specificity and uniqueness of my MSc was valued. From there, I went on to work as an assistant psychologist in Headway Ireland, a service for people with an acquired brain injury, before starting my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology a year later. I hope to pursue a career as a Clinical Neuropsychologist and my MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience certainly provided the foundation for working in this field."