Alex McAuley obtained his undergraduate degree from McGill University, Montreal, and started the MSc in Classics in September 2010.
The international renown of the University, combined with the interests and prestige of the Classics faculty, led me to do an MSc in Classics at Edinburgh. The strength of the programme, variety of course offerings, and research community provided a singular opportunity for postgraduate study. Not to mention, the city itself is amongst the best places in which to live in the world.
I would have to say that interaction with the Classics faculty members within and without the classroom has been the highlight of the programme. The staff are always generous with their time and advice and more than happy to work through any ideas or issues one comes across in their studies.
In addition, the sense of collegiality and scholarly community that the Research Seminar Series provides is invaluable.
After finishing my MSc here at Edinburgh — provided the dissertation goes well! — I hope to begin my PhD in Classics either here in the UK or back in Canada. Precisely where has yet to be determined, in the meantime I'm keeping my fingers that I managed to write charming funding applications...
This article was published on Aug 10, 2012