Alex - Kenya
Studied: MSc Public Health.
Coming to UWE Bristol
After studying BSc Medical Laboratory Science, Alex worked as a medical microbiologist and conducted a research project to determine drinking water quality in Nairobi. It was during this research project that he began to appreciate the importance of government policy, culture and economics in determining people’s health. Alex says:
"I became interested in acquiring skills and knowledge that would enable me to engage with health issues beyond my biomedical training. Therefore the multidisciplinary nature of the MSc Public Health programme at UWE Bristol was appealing."
It is all about real life professional experience
His course at UWE Bristol helped him secure a six month placement with Public Health England.
"I gained valuable practical experience especially in data analysis and presentation" he says.
He also worked in a research team drawn from the public health programme and co-authored a research article on the uses of social media in health promotion.
From the numerous opportunities to gain practical work experience, the multidisciplinary curriculum and friendly learning environment, you are most likely to enjoy your studies while acquiring relevant skills and knowledge in public health.
Bristol has much more to offer
"Bristol is such a friendly and vibrant city. I joined the UK parkrun movement. On Saturdays I would run across the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge to join about 200 other individuals for a friendly run around the beautiful Ashton Court estate."