I chose to study at King's as I felt the university offered me the two things I was looking for when considering studying as a postgraduate: a world-renowned reputation and a course I was really interested in.
I found the course a challenge but one in which I was supported the entire way through. In addition to providing me with a great MSc and a wealth of knowledge in neuroscience, this MSc has helped me obtain a Graduate job in Life and Health (re)insurance, where my knowledge subject areas including Alzheimer's and MND/ALS, as well as the general research and analytical skills I have gained, will be of immense use.
King's does have a very active social side to it – the students' union is always a hive of activity and the heart of the social aspect of the university. There are lots of different social clubs available for whatever you're interested in and it's a great way to meet new people and make new friends who will share at least some of the same interests as you.
I studied for the MSc in Clinical Neuroscience as a part of my Fellowship from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, where I had worked as a psychiatrist. The course provided me with in depth knowledge in clinical neuroscience which was very helpful in developing a better understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders. Moreover, the course brought me with the opportunity to meet many inspiring and excellent doctors and researchers from various fields, e.g. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, Neurophysiology and Medical Physics. I had a chance to initiate a dissertation project according to my own interests with very helpful support from my supervisors. The results from my project have been submitted to an international academic conference and a medical journal. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life as I received supervision from world leaders in the relevant fields. The excellent academic support, e.g. library services and English classes, was advantageous for my study. Moreover, the inspiring academic environment at theInstituteofPsychiatryprovided me with the opportunity to develop professional networks and engage in further multidisciplinary research after the MSc. I am now involved with a project to investigate the neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s disease and deep brain stimulation at King’s College Hospital.