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Sasha Carcassonne

MSc International Conflict and Cooperation

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Sasha's Story

While studying a BA (Hons) Politics at Stirling, Sasha Carcassonne developed an interest for conflict and strategy, especially of a military kind. Sasha described a “very positive experience” during her undergraduate degree and said that it “made sense” to return to Stirling for her MSc International Conflict and Cooperation.

Sasha said: “The International Conflict and Cooperation programme offered the opportunity to expand on these topics, as well as the possibility to explore new aspects of conflict studies, such as international negotiations and resource-based struggles.”

During her time at Stirling, Sasha participated in the Amnesty International Society, was a member of the University’s boxing club, and – through her course – also had the opportunity to visit a number of international organisations in Geneva.

“I most-valued the approachability of my tutors,” Sasha continued. “This was the main aspect that led me back to Stirling.

“I have been offered incredible support from the teaching body and some of them have become close friends of mine. I believe such proximity fosters both academic success and individual growth.”

Sasha now hopes to gain employment with her new degree, ideally within the Scottish Government to allow her to “give back” for the opportunities that Stirling and Scotland have offered her. The 25-year-old – who describes her time at Stirling as “character building, pivotal and unforgettable” – said she may also consider a PhD in the future.

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