Master's Student Stories

Studying for a master's degree can allow you to change the focus of your studies. Read stories from some Lancaster students who have done just that.

Thanita Soonthonwipat
Thanita Soonthonwipat

From Economics to Psychology

Thanita Soonthonwipat chose Lancaster for three main reasons: the course, the University's reputation, and the campus environment. She says: "I did my research and found that Lancaster was the only university that offered a Psychology of Advertising programme. In other universities, psychology and advertising are positioned as two different kinds of disciplines, but at Lancaster, these two disciplines are intrinsically tied together. Advertising isn’t only about art; I have never seen a successful advert that didn’t utilise science in its creation. Lancaster is the only place that seriously looks at advertising from a scientific perspective and this is what appealed to my interests."

from Law to Marketing

Skye King came to Lancaster University as an undergraduate to study Law: She says: "I remember looking at the university league tables with my parents and reading student forums, to help decide the universities to apply for my undergraduate UCAS application. I applied to a few other top universities, in addition to Lancaster University which gave me unconditional offer to study Law. I then attended the Law School’s offer day and it affirmed my decision to study at the University."

Skye King
Skye King
Sofia Boutsouki
Sofia Boutsouki

From Economics to Data Science

Sofia Boutsouki chose Lancaster primarily for its MSc Data Science programme. She says:  "I found that very few UK universities actually offered a course like this. My decision was then backed up by the University’s international reputation. As Lancaster is a highly-ranked, world-leader in the provision of teaching and research, I felt that studying here would help me get a job later on."

Beginning a career in data science

Having studied at Lancaster University for his undergraduate degree, Dom Clarke decided to continue his studies at our School of Computing and Communications due to the excellent environment and the support provided from the close relationship with lecturers and other staff. With aspirations of becoming a data scientist, Dom feels that the industrial experience and wealth of valuable skills provided by his MSc is laying the groundwork for his future career progression.

Dom Clarke
Dom Clarke