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Online Masters in One Health

Be part of the big picture in world health

Study online, on your terms

The University of Glasgow is renowned for its world-changing research and teaching in One Health. Our research is vibrant and includes projects that aim to improve surveillance of anthrax in Africa, work towards eliminating rabies in Tanzania and investigate Lyme disease on Uist. This ongoing research inspires the innovative, multinational ideas running throughout our multidisciplinary programme.

In order to achieve better health outcomes, One Health links ideas, research and policies from multiple sectors. The World Health Organisation (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) and other organisations endorse the concept of One Health.

Join an institution where ambitious people are driven to succeed. Study our online Masters in One Health and start changing the world today.

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Duration

2.5 years – 6 years part-time

Start dates

January, April and September

Fees

Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000*. Discounts may be applicable to NHS funded students.

Entry requirements

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 a recognised institution.

We welcome students from a range of backgrounds, including medical professions, biosciences and environmental sciences as well as social sciences and economics. Please request information if your background is not listed and you would like to know more about if the programme would be suitable for you.

International students

Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Connect human, animal and ecological health

Given the dynamic and rapidly changing field of health, it’s crucial to take an integrated approach to health and consider humans, animals, plants, and the environment as one connected whole. Our online One Health MSc programme seeks to explore an integrative approach to human, veterinary and ecological health, recognising the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations and the interconnectedness of public health, environmental issues, veterinary and human medicine.

Thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, you’ll benefit from sharing your interests and experiences with students from other healthcare programmes. At the end of the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and special interests by undertaking a dissertation project of your choice. Discover some of our courses that feature in our 100% online programme below.

The course will provide an overview of key issues in One Health using relevant examples from current research in this area. A major focus will be the interdisciplinary nature of One Health and how disciplines collaborate to contribute to an in-depth understanding of disease dynamics and how to address emerging disease threats.

This course provides the opportunity to acquire a broad knowledge and understanding of the origins and transmission of the major zoonotic diseases and the One Health challenges that exist in understanding and controlling them. Using specific examples, the course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply critical evaluation of the human and veterinary public health threats these diseases pose. The course will also define and address the issue of emerging zoonotic diseases and the One Health impact these pose.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as one of the most significant challenges yet to be addressed in the modern era. This course will provide the opportunity to define AMR and examine the molecular mechanisms of AMR, its evolution and spread. The consequences of AMR on human health, animal production and the environment will be reviewed, and specific examples will be detailed and utilised. The One Health pathways that exist between the sciences related to AMR and the world’s relationships with antimicrobials will be explored.

Interactive online learning

No matter where you are, you can experience relevant learning that applies to the real world as you build community with students from over 83 countries worldwide.**

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Career prospects

The One Health programme is designed for medical and veterinary professionals interested in furthering careers in science and graduates in other related disciplines intending to work in a One Health framework.

Career prospects for graduates of the One Health programme are broad. For example, graduates would be qualified to pursue an 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:

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

Other career paths include working for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies or scientific journals.

Programme outcomes

Over 500 years of groundbreaking research

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world since 1451. Let our history of excellence inspire the history you will make. Study online with us and start making your impact on the world today.

University ranked in the world’s top 20 for Veterinary Science – QS World University Rankings by Subject 20221

2nd in the UK for Veterinary Medicine – Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

95% of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences research was judged as world-leading or internationally excellent – REF 20213

“I now have greater confidence in my ability to embark on a career that incorporates both human and veterinary public health as a result of this online masters.”

– Sorcha Rea, Online MSc One Health student

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Sources:

  1. “QS World University Rankings by subject 2022,” QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 17 May 2022, from www.topuniversities.com.
  2. “Good University Guide 2022,” The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Retrieved 1 August 2022, from www.thetimes.co.uk.
  3. “REF 2021” The Research Excellence Framework (REF). Retrieved 17 May 2022, from www.gla.ac.uk.

* Fees: Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits totalling £15,000. Students may pay discounted rate if they qualify for NHS funding. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.

** We have students in 83 countries around the world. Data accessed April 2022.