Christine Janumala, an American international scholar, talks about her experience of studying the Psychology MSc at London Met. Before studying at the University, Christine studied Politics and Human Rights at New York University, before transferring to study English and Creative Writing at Columbia University.
What made you choose to study at London Met?
I chose London Met because it offered the exact course I was interested in – a Psychology MSc conversion course for non-psychology undergrads. The University also has great facilities, a lively London location, as well as a unique scholarship program for American students.
What made you choose to study in London, and the UK in particular?
I had spent the last semester of my undergraduate degree studying abroad in London and absolutely loved my time here. Coming from America, I was especially drawn to the English academic system, which emphasises independent learning. I also felt at home within the social and political culture here in London and loved the energy of being in a big city.
What do you like best about your course?
I have found my course to be really engaging. Because I did not study psychology in my undergrad, the conversion course has been very intellectually stimulating, but without feeling too overwhelming. In the past, I mostly studied subjects in the humanities, so I appreciate that my Psychology MSc conversion course has elements from the humanities, as well as elements from biology and statistical science.
Have you found it easy to make friends during your studies?
I have found people at London Met to be very friendly and open, especially in my course where there is a lot of diversity across ages, nationalities and backgrounds. I really appreciate the varied and impressive backgrounds of my colleagues and feel like they bring unique insights to our classroom discussions.
What are your plans after you graduate?
My long-term career goal is to become a clinical psychologist, ideally focusing on issues of trauma and vulnerability among marginalised groups. What I have learnt at London Met will grant me membership to the British Psychological Society, which will allow me to pursue further study and qualifications in the psychological field. Without this conversion course, and without the generous funding from the London Met and International Students House (ISH) scholarship, I would be unable to pursue this career path.
"What I have learnt at London Met will grant me membership to the British Psychological Society, which will allow me to pursue further study and qualifications in the psychological field."