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Ruth

"I was impressed with Goldsmiths’ commitment to offering innovative, interdisciplinary courses."

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Year graduated 2012
Department Psychology
Country United States

"Originally from Dayton, Ohio, I graduated in May 2012 with a degree in Neuroscience and Music from Agnes Scott College, a small women’s college in Atlanta, Georgia. Whilst studying there, I had the opportunity to work as a summer research assistant for Annabel Cohen at the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr Cohen is a mainstay in the field of music cognition, and she introduced me to the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths. In getting to know other postgrads and what they were studying, I was impressed with Goldsmiths’ commitment to offering innovative, interdisciplinary courses.

Goldsmiths offered the perfect combination for me: a chance to experience life in London while gaining a degree in a discipline I’m passionate about, supervised by some of the best researchers in the field. Another reason I chose to attend Goldsmiths was the International Postgraduate Scholarship I was offered. When applying for funding, the lack of postgraduate scholarships for international students surprised me, but I discovered that Goldsmiths offered a number of international scholarships. My postgraduate bursary has helped make my experience at Goldsmiths possible, and I was honoured to have received the award."

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