Laura Aguir

Having already completed a journalism degree in her home country, Laura Aguir chose to further her studies in the Swedish capital for a two-year Master’s Degree from Autumn 2009.

“I already knew I’d like to continue studying and do a Master’s degree,” says Laura. “Because I had lived in Ireland a few times since I was 15, it was naturally the first country of choice. However, I have a cousin who is half Brazilian and half Swedish - she always told me great things about Sweden and Stockholm. I ended up applying to GMIT in Galway and Stockholm University and was accepted in both courses,” she says.

The decision to choose Stockholm University was largely based on the Swedish institution’s teaching methods:

“I decided to go for Stockholm University’s Master in Media and Communication firstly because it was a taught course – while the one in Ireland was only research – and also because I believed it would enable me to get a more international perspective of media.”

Parts of this article originally appeared on www.thelocal.se/education, read the full article here.