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Rachel Cunniffe

The location of City is great because there are so many things to see and do on your doorstep.

Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?

Having done my undergraduate degree at City, I already knew how excellent the department was and believed it would be the perfect environment to continue studying. I was also attracted by the modules which help students bring their research and critical reading skills to the next level.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

Being encouraged to think critically and explore new ideas. Lectures are always engaging and thought-provoking.

What has been your favourite module and why?

Though it seemed challenging at the time, Critical Readings because it really pushes students to develop their ideas and writing, and lectures consistently featured interesting discussions. Music on Film this term is also very engaging.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?

The Christmas Cabaret!

What is the best thing about studying in London?

The location of City is great because there are so many things to see and do on your doorstep, without being right in the centre of the hustle and bustle. There will always be live music to go and see any night of the week.

If you could give one piece of advice to a prospective City MA Music student, what would it be?

Take advantage of staff office hours and tutorials, as they are really helpful. Also try and immerse yourself as much as possible, as that way you will get the most out of the course.