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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Lilian Mutasingwa

MSc in African Studies
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What do you do these days?

Consultancy, research and academic works.

Why did you decide on the MSc in African Studies at CAS?

I joined the course due to the quality of education offered and the reputation of the University both in Tanzania and globally.

What was best about the degree?

The degree has provided me with a strong understanding and increased my competence on contemporary African issues.

What have you been up to since you graduated?

Working on my PhD proposal and writing other research proposals from various calls.

How does your degree help you now?

The degree has extended my skills in research and writing and provided me with additional tools and resources to pursue my career effectively and efficiently. In addition, it has become the catalyst in developing my career.

What are your best memories from your time in Edinburgh?

The CAS Wednesday weekly seminars which brought together researchers and participants within and outside the University to present research papers and proposal about African Issues helped me to know more about what is going on - and has gone on - in Africa. This was among the best memories I have. Other great memories include exploring Scottish culture, parliamentary sessions and a great adventure to Aberdeen thanks to a Sainsburys voucher offer! It was also fun getting to know my classmates, their interests and a snack during the Programme Directors' end of semester meeting is among the memories I have. I also have great memories of the Burn's super, Edinburgh Festival in August, and the Meadows where I spent time with friends on a sunny day.