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“My time at Goldsmiths was an extremely valuable experience, whether considering career development, friendships, or the personal development associated with living abroad."

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Year graduated 2011
Department Psychology
Country Canada

"As a musician with a growing passion for neuroscience, the unique MSc programme in Music, Mind and Brain was a perfect fit for my interests, experience, and career trajectory. The opportunities to apply my interdisciplinary knowledge, gain hands-on experience with various technical and theoretical research perspectives, and to meet renowned scientists in my new field have been invaluable. These opportunities led directly to my current position as a PhD candidate in Neuroscience, studying how the brain processes musical rhythm and beat.

Beyond specific programme courses and research opportunities, the personal and professional relationships I made are a highlight of my time at Goldsmiths. I met many leading researchers in my field who came to Goldsmiths as guest speakers, and gained close friends within in my programme and beyond. Having a group of friends – with impressive international representation – working in my own interdisciplinary field has already proven a source of opportunity and fun.

Not least, living in London provided unique scientific, academic, and cultural opportunities that I would not have had elsewhere. I was able to engage with the rich academic context in London and the UK broadly, with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, and hands-on research at other institutions. Beyond Goldsmiths, education, and career orientation, London is an endlessly fun and vibrant city, and a year spent there is an opportunity not to be missed!"

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