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One Health (Online Learning) PGDip

One Health (Online Learning) PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Veterinary Services Health Studies Ecology

Course type


Course Summary

One Health is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex interactions between human health, animal health and ecosystem health. Its original emergence was largely driven by the threat of global pandemics of disease, in particular highly pathogenic avian influenza and SARS. There was a recognition that the complex health challenges faced in the 21st century required a new interdisciplinary approach that included both the natural and social sciences.

Launched in 2014, this programme utilises the many strengths of the University of Edinburgh across multiple disciplines to provide the key training and skills required for a successful career in this emerging field.

The One Health programme is part of the Global Health Academy and we share many elective courses with other programmes in the Academy. This provides a great deal of flexibility allowing you to personalise your studies to reflect your professional interests and career aspirations.

As well as learning from our expert tutors you will join with students from around the world on a number of different masters programmes to share experiences and knowledge. This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy. A qualification from our programme will enhance your career prospects in academia, research, government departments, non-governmental organisations, international development and the private sector.

Different course options

Study mode



4 years

Start date



Socio-economic Principles of One Health (20 Credits) - Core
Zoonotic Dsease (10 Credits) - Core
Applied Epidemiology and Surveillance (20 Credits) - Core
One Health Policy (10 Credits) - Core
Ecosystem Health (10 Credits) - Core
An Introduction to One Health (20 Credits) - Core
Zoonotic Diseases in a Global Setting (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine, medicine, life/biological sciences, biomedical science, ecosystem health, environmental sciences, social science or economics.