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19 April 2007 @ 20:30
I have a future!  
Well!

Today I was accepted into both of the graduate programmes I applied to! The MA in International Politics and Human Rights at City University, and the MA in International Relations at the University of Kent in Brussels.

They're both conditional, of course, on me completing my undergraduate degree and getting above a 3.0. Check.

City also asked me if I'd rather do an MA in Refugee Studies rather than IP, since they thought I might be interested (from my personal statement probably). I was looking over the course, and actually, yeah, I would. The modules from IP that I was planning on taking are all offered on the Refugee Studies course, plus the core modules on that course look more interesing. I'm just concerned about overspecialising, or sounding blatantly like a hippy when I say I'm doing Refugee Studies. Still, if I'm going to take those modules anyway, I might as well take that course. Plus, they offer internships and IP doesn't (or rather, doesn't advertise them), so that's a bonus. And really, all I want to do is help my Palestinians. And they are, in fact, refugees. Well, lots of them are anyway.

Anyway, I think I'm going to go to City. Kent is a good school (I think it actually ranked 2 or 3 places above City in the Guardian's rankings), but I don't want to leave London. I also am not taking a year off; I'm plunging ahead and doing it all in a row. I feel like the three months I'll have off over summer will be sufficient enough of a breather, and plus the more I think about doing this, the more excited I get about it.

As far as living, I think I'm getting a flat with one of my friends from uni. We are a very odd pair, but he'll be very very fun to live with. And I'll feel much safer living with him than I would living alone. And we're moving to a kickass part of the city, in Clerkenwell, which is near City anyway. I hope it works out, cos option 2 is to stay in Kew, which is fine, but far away and not at all Hip or Trendy.

Yay! I have a future!
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