Ann Thomson

Graduate in Public Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity MSc 

"After deciding that I wanted to change careers, I searched extensively for a course that would incorporate both my interest in nutrition and public health. I came across many courses which focused strongly on either Nutrition or Public Health, but it wasn't until I found the MSc at Westminster that she found the right balance."

The Public Health and Nutrition course covered modules in public health interventions and promotion, research methods and health assessments and related major public health issues to nutritional solutions. It had a good mix of theory and practical learning.

The course was challenging, but the support offered by the School of Biosciences department, University of Westminster was excellent. The course covered a lot of ground in a short space of time but each module was exciting and interesting.

"Carrying out my own study and writing the thesis at the end of the course gave me the opportunity to consider research as a possible career. I am now working at Imperial University for the Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention Unit on a large scale research project. I hope to build on her research skills and eventually get into public health nutrition research."