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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Student Testimonials

Many of our former students have used their placement as a springboard for employment within the sector or further academic study in the field.

Our graduates have undertaken work-based placements across the world, from Johannesburg to Nepal, and even right here in Scotland, with international development organisations.

Find out about their experiences and how placements improved their academic work, their job prospects and also contributed to their personal development.

Alison Hodges

For her MSc in Africa & International Development, Alison undertook a placement with Freedom from Torture in Glasgow.



Andy Houlihan

For his MSc in Africa & International Development, Andy's placement was with Link Community Development Scotland.


Mary McLaren

As part of her MSc in International Development, Mary conducted research for The Scottish Fair Trade Forum.


Thomas Solinski

During his MSc in South Asia & International Development, Thomas was hosted by Rural Reconstruction Nepal for his placement.


Mike Taylor

For his MSc in Africa & International Development, Michael spent his placement with Action Support Centre in South Africa.