Taught course

One Health (Infectious Diseases)

Institution
Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

To apply for the MSc or PGDiploma in One Health (Infectious Diseases) you must have (or expect to receive) a first or second class university honours degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Many infectious diseases can pass between animals and humans, while food production, human diet and community stability are harmed by diseases that infect livestock and wildlife. Emerging veterinary infectious diseases and human diseases, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, emphasise the threat posed by these issues.

The One Health approach recognises the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces and has become an important focus in both medical and veterinary science. It promotes a “whole of society” treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in the management of risk.

If you are interested in One Health and the control of infectious disease (particularly in the developing world), then this unique course could be for you. We welcome applications from individuals with a background in public health, veterinary sciences, animal or biological sciences, social and environmental sciences, ecology and wildlife health. If you are interested in this field, but do not have the relevant background, please speak with the course directors who can consider such cases on an individual basis.

The course is delivered jointly by the RVC, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@rvc.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7468 5147