Iria López Estrada

Portrait photo Iria López Estrada
We can choose from many courses within or outside our specialisation so that we can tailor our studies to suit ourselves.
Name
Iria López Estrada
Programme
Biomedical Sciences
Country of previous education
Spain
Study start date
Study end date
Previous education
Biotechnology Degree, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Iria López Estrada is following the Master's programme Biomedical Sciences. 

What do you like about the programme/specialisation and why? How has the programme/specialisation challenged you (in relation to your previous education)?

The programme is very flexible. We can choose from many courses within or outside our specialisation so that we can tailor our studies to suit ourselves. My specialisation courses, Immunology and Host Defense, helped me to greatly expand my basic knowledge of immunology, which is much more complex than what I had learned during my Bachelor's degree.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class (for example the relationship between students and with the teachers/researchers)?

The interaction with other students is great. I have found really supportive friends in this Master's, both Dutch and international. Also, teachers are very approachable and are always willing to help.

What do you find most challenging in your Master’s (specialisation)? Have you encountered any obstacles?

The most challenging aspect for me it the structure of the courses. They are taught in 4 weeks which is something I was not used to. Improving my organisation and time management has help me overcome this.

Are you currently doing an internship? Or what is your thesis about?

I will start my internship at the Physiology Department in February 2023.

Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?

I think it is important because it gives you many choices and career paths you can follow after the Master's. Right now I plan on doing a PhD after my Master's.