Taught course

One Health (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in veterinary medicine, medicine, life / biological sciences, biomedical science, ecosystem health, environmental sciences, social science or economics. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section) ; TOEFL-iBT: 92 (with at least 20 in all sections); PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered); CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry


Course content

One Health is an emerging discipline that studies the complex relationships and interactions between animal health, human health and ecosystem health. The new, re-emerging and recurring global health threats that we are facing require a long-term, more strategic approach to global health preparedness. Underlying the problem is the growing interaction between human and animal populations driven by growth in human population, new trends in animal production practices, changing patterns of wildlife populations, human intrusion on new ecosystems, and trans-border mobility of humans, animals, food and feed products.

Delivered through our online learning environment, our programme gives students detailed knowledge and understanding of One Health from a global perspective.

Information for international students

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 - 72 months


distance learning
24-48 months


distance learning
12-24 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Elizabeth Wright
+44 (0)131 651 7363