Postgraduate study

Former students

Hear what our graduates have gone on to do since completing their degree.

Sophie Baldwin

MSc Medieval Literatures and Cultures 2013

  • PGCE French and Spanish

What are you doing now?

I've just completed my PGCE to teach French and Spanish at secondary school and sixth form level.

How did studying for your postgraduate degree at Edinburgh help you get there?

The Masters programme helped a lot with my assignments for the PGCE as they are Masters-level assignments. Having a Masters in something slightly outside of what I've trained to teach in means I can also offer to teach aspects of literature and/or medieval history in school.

What did you most enjoy about your postgraduate degree?

In terms of what I enjoyed the most that's quite difficult to decide! One of the best things was getting to know the others on the programme as they were all lovely! I also really enjoyed being able to research around something specific that I was interested in for my dissertation, and reading things I hadn't come across before. There were some brilliant courses offered through the programme too.