Case study

MSc Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology graduate — Skye Lawler

Skye Lawler, from California, USA, studied MSc Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology in the Faculty of Brain Sciences at University College London (UCL)

Why did you choose to study in the UK and at this institution?

My decision to attend UCL was informed by the prestige of the university. UCL hosts accomplished academic staff and has earned excellent worldwide rankings.

The main motivation for studying in London was to be part of a global community in which I could pursue my interests and prepare for a career abroad.

How has the university supported you during your course?

From day one, my experience has been filled with friends and infused with knowledge. My Masters follows a curriculum that includes discussions on how we would practically apply the theory that we have learned.

Our lectures are engaging and thoughtful. Professors and lecturers draw on their own industry experience to provide us with a well-rounded educational experience.

What did you like about studying in London?

London is a diverse and welcoming economic capital of the world. As a California native, it's not always easy to live in a fast-paced city - but London's cultural vibrancy makes it well worth it. Many people that I've met have never left.

What advice would you give to students considering postgraduate study in the UK?

UCL is a place for people with drive to thrive. It's been an honour to work with such high-achieving academic professionals. Keep an open mind and seek opportunities to work with professors, because it will enrich the learning experience.

Also, have fun. London is an amazing place to explore and you can do anything that you want to do.