• University of Edinburgh

MSc One Health

Discover the emerging field of One Health to take a more holistic and interdisciplinary approach to tackling complex health challenges. This flexible online MSc will equip you with expertise in health, veterinary studies, and environmental science.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3-6 Years part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £19,100

MSc One Health

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 Years part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    Discover the One Health approach with the University of Edinburgh

    One Health sits at the interface between human, animal, and ecosystem health. This interdisciplinary and fast-evolving subject area aims to tackle the most complex health challenges of the 21st century.

    On this online master's degree from the University of Edinburgh, you’ll discover the emerging field of One Health. Learning from expert researchers in a wide range of subject areas, you’ll learn how a holistic and integrated approach to global health issues could help protect and preserve all species on the planet.

    Build a foundation for careers in health and the environment

    The aim of this degree is to supply you with the theoretical foundation you need to apply the One Health approach.

    Whether you’re aspiring to work in healthcare, international organisations, NGOs, or a wide range of other sectors, you’ll build the expertise you need for your career.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Critical thinking
    • Interdisciplinary mindset
    • Data analysis
    • Research methods
    • Analytical skills
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Reflective practice

    The entry requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year are as follows:

    • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine, medicine, life/biological sciences, biomedical science, ecosystem health, environmental sciences, agricultural science, social science or economics.

    English language requirements

    Non-native English speaker will need one the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

    • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.
    • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
    • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 169 in each component.
    • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components.
    • PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 59 in each component.

    This exciting programme offers you wide-ranging scientific training and the opportunity to advance One Health principles from theory into practice, with a view to responding to some of the most complex health and environmental challenges. Here are just some of the topics you might choose to cover:

    • An Introduction to One Health
    • Ecosystem Health
    • One Health Policy
    • Zoonotic Diseases in a Global Setting
    • Wildlife Disease Management
    • Captive and Free-ranging Wild Animal Welfare
    • Understanding Environmental Law
    • Ecosystem Resilience and Extreme Events
    • Pastoralism and herd health
    • Water and Sanitation

    By the end of the degree, you’ll have developed your ability to provide advice on policy development and implementation, contributing to the work of governments, NGOs, and research institutions.

    MSc One Health

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 Years part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and The University of Edinburgh will get in touch with you with more information.

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