Student Voices: Rebecca Crunden- MA in International Relations

UCC International Students

dscf2772My name is Rebecca Crunden and I’m a postgrad student at UCC. Although I grew up in Texas, I left when I was 18 and my entire college education has been in Ireland. I finished the Master’s in International Relations course less than a month ago and I’m going directly into a PhD in History. To be honest, I think there’s no other university in the world at which I could have done such a fast and stress-free transition. I’d heard from other students that MA programmes tend to be solitary experiences with long periods of loneliness unless you’ve remained in the same location since undergrad. To my relief, I found this anything but the case.

Two years ago, I was on a gap year following the completion of my undergrad in Maynooth. I left final year feeling burned out and needed a break from studying. But October arrived and…

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