Our MSc students represent a diverse range of nationalities and backgrounds, typically originating from over 70 different countries. This strong sense of internationalism and the wide range of experiences our students bring with them creates a lively theatre of debate within the school.

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Sophie Riddle

Sophie Riddle


What are you enjoying about your experience at the Business School?

So far, I have loved every minute. All my modules are really enjoyable and well organised – I feel I am learning so much every day. I have the knowledge of how to apply what I am learning to real life situations thanks to all the practical work we carry out.

What are your fellow students like?

There is a real family feel to the course. We spend so much time together in lectures, in the library and in our spare time. Everyone is in the same boat – we all want to make the most of our academic work and do well in our degrees, and have fun doing so.

Edinburgh is unique; there is no place like it in the world. There is history right on your doorstep, beautiful architecture, plenty of green space and Arthur Seat to climb- all with bagpipes playing in the background.

What support are you offered at the Business School?

There is so much support supplied by the University. There is an amazing careers service which really helped me figure out my route and how to achieve it. All the teaching staff are so warm and accommodating and more than happy to help you every step of the way.

Ahmed Essa

Ahmed Essa


What was your experience like at the Business School?

It was simply brilliant – the school was great in all aspects. From the Faculty, the programme and its rich contents, tutorials guest speakers and social events – everyone was there to help and support me. Additionally, the students on my programme were very kind, well-educated, talented and very helpful. I had a great time making new friends.

What has your time at the School allowed you to achieve?

Engaging with different people from across the world is a key element in shaping future leaders and I believe you get this opportunity at the School. You get to understand and learn about different cultures and learn to communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of people.

What do you think of the city?

Edinburgh is a great city. It has an interesting historical scene with lots of great museums and attractions toe enjoy throughout the year. The people are very kind, helpful and understanding. You simply feel at home!

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