Masters in Public Health at the University of York

Masters in Public Health at the University of York

August 26, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


I actually went to Africa and worked in an
orphanage where most of the children had HIV and TB. I came home and I just felt like I
had to do something. I felt really passionate
that this was something I wanted to do. I went online and looked at
rankings of various Universities and came across the University of York,
and that’s how I ended up here. The masters in public Health, coming from
a medical perspective, it takes you from one level to another and widens your horizons.
You can see beyond curative and diagnostic medicine. You are now looking at the preventative part of it
and the causes of these conditions that you are trying to cure. What blew me away, was when I came here and looked at the rest
of the faculty and I went through their background… It was perhaps the best decision I’ve made. My experience of the course so far has been stellar. I have met some many new people and
we have someone from almost every continent. With that comes different perspectives
and angles about major public health issues and health services around the world. It is fascinating to interact with students
from other places. To ask them how is the health system
set up in their country? What are the major diseases that we’re not faced
with on a daily basis? I’ve been able to relate my profession to the healthcare
system and how it needs to be promoted in the future. So I’ve knitted together my old career and
hopefully my new career, which has been fantastic. York is a small, historic town, it’s safe
but with loads of entertainment on your downtime. Having a world class University nested in the
centre of that is a beautiful environment to study in.