Student Profiles

Palida – MSc Physiotherapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Why did you choose to study a postgraduate degree at Cardiff University?

I chose to study MSc Physiotherapy at Cardiff University because the university has a high reputation and so the School of Healthcare Sciences.

How was your experience as a postgraduate at Cardiff University, in terms of the programme?

As an international student, I had a steep learning curve where I had to understand how modules and assigments worked in the university.

Thanks to the support and guidance from my tutors and classmates I have settled in easily.

My course has taught me on clinical reasoning in physiotherapy. Additionally, each module has improved my critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. For this reason, I feel that Cardiff University is the right choice.

How was your experience of living in Cardiff, in terms of the city, social life and accommodation, again specifically as a postgraduate student?

When I arrived at Cardiff, I was concern about my settling in. But, after few weeks, I loved every bit about Cardiff. Lovely city with welcoming people.

Cardiff University Student Support has assisted me in finding part-time jobs, career advice, accommodation,etc.

I really enjoy living in Cardiff. I feel like I am at home.

What was different about your postgraduate experience at Cardiff University compared to your previous degree?

I believe the main difference has been to have Student support throughout my postgraduate studies. I didn’t experienced it during my previous degree.

As a Cardiff University student, you can have access to a wide range to student services including mental health support services.

How did you fund your postgraduate degree?

My family funded my masters. I have also received a scholarship worthed £2,000 scholarship.

How do you think that your postgraduate degree is helping prepare you for the future – job aspirations, career development, future study etc?

The MSc Physiotherapy has improved my clinical reasoning and I have gained an in depth knowledge of physiotherapy.

My course and Cardiff University’s reputation will increase the number of job opportunities.

For this reason, my postgraduate studies at Cardiff University have made me a better professional in my field and more confident with my future.