Online MSc One Health - Choose your own path

24 May 2022
24 Jun 2022


In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, there’s a growing need to take a holistic approach to consider the interconnectedness of humans, animals, plants and the environment. By linking ideas, research and policies from multiple sectors, One Health works towards achieving better health outcomes, a concept endorsed by the World Health Organisation.

Be part of the big picture in world health

Our Online One Health postgraduate programme offers you a chance to be part of an exciting new field. Whether you’re from a medical, environmental, economic or social science background, you will learn to develop a multifaceted skillset that will help to improve the health of the whole ecosystem, rather than part of it. With environmental concerns growing, the demand for One Health will only increase. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the world top 20 for Veterinary Science (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

 Work with expert faculty

The Online MSc One Health gives you direct access to the very latest leading research and expertise. The University of Glasgow is renowned for its world-changing research and teaching in One Health. With research-led teaching, this programme is perfect for busy professionals looking to diversify or expand into careers where you need to understand the big picture of human, veterinary and ecological health. You will work closely with your peers to explore the cultural and societal barriers to One Health and how to translate ideas into practice.

Choose your own path

Studying 100% online gives you the flexibility to access our industry-lead teaching and research from anywhere in the world, at any time. By studying online, you will be able to tailor the course around your needs and won’t have to sacrifice your current career to pursue a new one. 

The University of Glasgow offers a variety of study options from videos, live seminars and discussions. You would be able to access the downloadable interactive resources from anywhere and at any time. What’s more, the programme can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Whether you want to study an MSc, a PgDip or a PgCert, or choose your duration of study between 1 – 6 years; at the University of Glasgow you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

What our students say

One Health is a developing concept and it has been fascinating to explore the interplay between human, animal and environmental health at this level, all the more so against the background of pandemic coronavirus.’ – James Carrier, University of Glasgow online student 

Programme outcomes 

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues and priorities in the field of One Health.
  • Recognise and discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the One Health framework.
  • Explain emerging disease dynamics and discuss the management of emerging threats.
  • Appraise the interdependence of human, veterinary, public and ecological health.
  • Critically discuss the integrated interventions required to improve access to healthcare. 

Career prospects

Career prospects for graduates of the One Health programme are broad. Graduates would be qualified to pursue and academic career (PhD) in One Health and associated subjects such as zoonotic diseases, public health, antimicrobial resistance, and health economics, or they may be employed by:

  • Local agencies
  • International health organisations (such as the WHO, FAO, OIE)
  • Government agencies (such as DFID or public health sector)
  • Non-governmental organisations 

Other career paths include working for bio-technology and pharmaceutical companies or scientific journals. 

Entry Requirements

To be accepted for this programme, you must have:

  • At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (i.e. Biosciences, Medicine, Veterinary, Public Health, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics) from 

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

For more information visit click the Apply button.

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