Skip navigation

Anne Sophie Gerin Anne-Sophie Gérin originally comes from Belgium. While working as a midwife in Djibouti, she studied online with the University of Liverpool and graduated with an MPH.

Why did you decide to study online with the University of Liverpool?

I wanted a masters from an English university with a very strong reputation, and I needed to study online as I couldn’t put my family life on hold for my degree. Liverpool ticked both boxes.

What was your motivation for pursuing the MPH programme?

I felt that although I had a lot of professional experience I couldn’t match colleagues with a masters degree in terms of theoretical knowledge and understanding. Now I feel the MPH has given me a certain standing professionally.

Can you tell us about your experience of the virtual classroom?

Sharing a classroom with people from all over the world was one of the most amazing things about studying online. I learnt so much through my classmates and I never felt like I was being judged. In fact it was quite the opposite – people were always very keen to discuss more so the whole process felt very integrated and together. I should also say that each teacher was a very good moderator of the group discussions so I felt supported all the time and never really felt ‘alone’ as such!

How has your degree affected your professional life?

I feel my focus has changed. I think I see things from a much more global perspective now. Prior to my masters it might have been fair to say I was very focused on my own experience in making decisions. Now I look at things in much more depth and am able to challenge, engage and communicate at a much higher level, which feels very empowering!

Any tips for those about to begin online studies with Liverpool?

You have to accept that at times it will be difficult but remember that all your classmates are also balancing studies with their professional and family life so share your concerns! Talking to those in the same boat can really help you find solutions and move forward.

I would recommend the University of Liverpool because…

..of the quality of the programme, the quality of the teachers and the quality of the students. It is an excellent university and my masters was worth every penny and hour invested. If I was to start over, I would study online with Liverpool again!

Take the next step towards your career goals

Please fill in this form and an Enrolment Advisor from one of our international offices will contact you by phone or email.

Request Information

About You

To Connect With You, an Enrolment Advisor will contact you to review your qualifications and CV

Your Qualifications

Your Study Plan

Academic Integrity

Some information is missing. Please make sure you have completed the form

By submitting this form, I provide my express written consent for the University of Liverpool’s online learning partner Laureate Online Education to contact me via email, text, telephone, and pre-recorded message regarding furthering my education. I understand that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt-out at any time. Please view our Privacy Policy or Contact Us for more details.

Let’s Go

You are visiting from United States of America

University Of Liverpool
University of Liverpool Online
Laureate Online Education
Haarlerbergweg 23C, 1101 CH Amsterdam Z.O., The Netherlands

What country are you visiting from: