How can Politics degree influence your life?
Also, although I believe that Politics is a helpful extra that I acquired through my undergraduate degree, and although I appreciate politics as a theoretical approach of understanding and explaining complex matters, I realise that the legal path is more suitable for me since real-life problem solving regarding International Law is what I am really passionate about and what I want to proceed in doing in the future. On the other hand though having studied politics as well has widened my knowledge on various aspects since alongside the legal principles of International Law, I have studied the historical background of various occurrences; for example the situation in South Sudan and how people struggle to establish their citizenship. Similarly, by studying Organised Violence, I further developed my awareness of issues like genocide and terrorism which are key concepts that are widely studied in International Law. Furthermore, another of my favourite subjects was International Relations- which is closely interconnected with International Law- where I learned several theories like liberalism and realism on how countries interact with each other in the international plain, which is really helpful when trying to understand what each country is aiming to achieve through negotiating or through making International agreements. Also, having spent a summer working at a law firm in Cyprus made me realise two important things. Firstly, I realised that the legal profession, in general, is very demanding and this prepared me for any future challenges but also, this made me realise that I want to become an academic in International Law rather than a lawyer and therefore since I tried the approach of a lawyer and realised it does not suit me, I am more than sure for my choice.