UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Julien Dirani - Cognitive Neuroscience MSc

Julien Dirani studied Cognitive Neuroscience MSc and graduated in 2015.

Julien Dirani

Current job title: Researcher
Current employer: New York University (Abu Dhabi)

Why did you choose UCL and your degree programme?               

I chose UCL because of its high ranking and location. The program offered was exactly what I wanted to study.

What did you enjoy most about your time at UCL?          

The university offers great facilities for research and the student life is entertaining.

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?          

The research, as opposed to the taught classes.     

Did you experience any benefits from undertaking your studies in London?

The city is very stimulating and there are plenty of opportunities to meet people who work in the same field as me. 

How did you get to where you are now in your career?       

Hard work and loving what you do.

What do you enjoy most about your job?            

I like research, there is always something new to learn and it is fulfilling.

What does it take to do your job well (strengths, skills etc.)?      

Loving the field and the topic, being always willing to learn a new skill.