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2.5 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.

In the top 20 in the world for Veterinary Science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2022).

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 and the University of Glasgow is renowned for its world-changing research and teaching in this area.

Work with expert faculty - The Online MSc One Health gives you direct access to the very latest leading research and expertise. 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.

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. Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time (MSc). For details on other degree options request more information or speak to an admissions representative.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Fees: Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000 (MSc), £10,000 (PgDip), £5,000 (PgCert)*; NHS discount: Payable in instalments of £1,050 per 20 credits or £9,450 for the full MSc funded by the NHS*

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Fees: Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000 (MSc), £10,000 (PgDip), £5,000 (PgCert)*; NHS discount: Payable in instalments of £1,050 per 20 credits or £9,450 for the full MSc funded by the NHS*

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: 2:1 or equivalent from a recognised institution; International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

University information

The University of Glasgow envisions a better world, and it’s inspired to help others change it. It ranks within the top 100 of the world’s universities and has online master’s programmes that enable students to fulfil their aspirations from anywhere they wish. By virtue of extensive experience as a leading academic organisation, Glasgow has developed 100% online programmes that emphasise original research and innovative approaches. These are...more

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