Many of the students in my department were international and this gave me a good experience of being part of an intercultural community

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Robert Musimbago
Current Student
MSc Pharmaceutical Engineering
Robert completed his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at Makerere University, Kampala. He then went on to work as an Associate Research Pharmacist at the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that conducts clinical research on diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and malnutrition as well as providing treatment and prevention to children across Uganda. He was involved in two major studies investigating intensive treatments for HIV-infected infants and therapy regimens for HIV-positive pregnant women. Robert joined The University of Sheffield in 2021 to undertake the MSc programme in Pharmaceutical Engineering

What are your plans for after you graduate?

I plan to start working with a Pharmaceutical manufacturing company, preferably in Research and Development. 

Do you think the department has set you up with the employability skills needed to find a position after graduation?

Definitely yes, I have been made a competitive engineer on the global market. I am equipped with the knowledge and skills not just to find a position but to also thrive when I find one.

Is there anything you think is particularly good about the PGT programme at Sheffield?

Being taught by industrial speakers gives students the experience of how learning and working feel in a particular field and guides your career choice after graduating.

What attracted you to your MSc course? 

I was attracted by the course content and the promise of being taught by industrial specialists and the thought of how this would frame my new career path.

Is there any advice you would give to prospective MSc students? 

The year is busy but transforming, you will be surprised by how much you will learn in one year and how the new skills will open up for you a world of endless opportunities. 

What do you think of Sheffield as a city and place to live?

Sheffield is a great city with excellent amenities. Being a generally hilly city makes every walk a work out exercise, good for your health!

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.