The Sultan of Brunei’s daughter, Fadzilah Bolkiah, was one of hundreds of students from Kingston University who graduated last week (Wednesday 9 January).
Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah, who studied for a BA (Hons) in International Studies, joined fellow graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to receive her award in a special ceremony at the Barbican Centre in London.
The daughter of His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah, Princess Fadzilah said she had enjoyed her time at Kingston so much she had decided to stay on and study for a postgraduate qualification.
“It has been a fantastic experience studying at Kingston University and being so close to London,” the 22-year-old said.
“I’ve enjoyed meeting lots of different people and learning more about international relations.
I loved my time here so I’m now studying for an MSc in International Relations.
It was so exciting to receive my degree at the Barbican.”
Kingston University has a strong reputation in international studies.
The BA (Hons) in this field allows students to learn about international politics, nationalism and its development, the state and its role in the international system and diplomacy.
The MSc in International Relations strikes a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of international relations and enables students to actively take part in professional discussions that are shaping the contemporary international agenda.
It also looks at the role of the United Nations, the United States and the European Union.
Philip Spencer, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, said Princess Fadzilah’s degree would be widely respected and provide an excellent grounding for her future.
“All the students who received their awards at the ceremony have put a great deal of effort into their studies and this ceremony marks the culmination of three years hard work,” he said.