February 13, 2014

MSc Communication prize winner reflects on Austrian adventure

Does the opportunity to spend twelve weeks in Vienna over the summer as part of your course appeal to you? Then the MSc in Communication could be the perfect choice! It is a Queen’s University course, delivered at CAFRE’s Loughry Campus in Cookstown and is available on a full and part-time basis. Rachael Walshe was one of five full-time students on the MSc course who studied for 12 weeks in Vienna during the summer to complete her thesis. Her travel expenses were funded through the ERASMUS programme. Rachael’s thesis topic was “The art of social inclusion” and she used innovative methodology to gather her data such as filming “vox pops” of interviewees and participating in community activities. All her hard work has paid off as Rachael will receive the Pierce Communication Award for the highest marks in an MSc Communication thesis this year.

In between her studies, Rachael and her fellow students also had the chance to explore and enjoy the beautiful city of Vienna. In the competitive marketplace this is just the type of experience to help you stand out from the crowd! Rachael commented “Being in Vienna for 3 months was amazing. It was interesting to experience other cultures from a local perspective.  Whilst challenging at times, it was highly enjoyable.  Completing my MSc thesis here allowed me to improve my language skills, broaden my horizons and explore Austria and other European cities.  All in all it was a great way to round off a wonderful year with friends and I would highly recommend the MSc course and Erasmus programme to anyone”.

Click here for more information about the MSc in Communication  or freephone 0800 028 4291.



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