Taught course

One Health

University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To be accepted for this programme, you must have:

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.

Months of entry


Course content

One Health links ideas, research and policies from multiple sectors in order to achieve better health outcomes. The online One Health degree from the University of Glasgow will equip you with the skills necessary to elevate care in the areas of human, veterinary and ecological health.

Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to experience the outstanding education we are known for without the need for relocation.

  • Ranked in the top 10 for Veterinary Medicine by Complete University Guide 2023.
  • The University of Glasgow is renowned for its world-changing research and teaching in One Health.
  • The University is ranked in the world top 20 for Veterinary Science by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Veterinary Medicine by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
  • Endorsed by 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, the concept of One Health recognises the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • By enrolling in the One Health course at Glasgow, you’ll build an understanding of the interconnectedness of public health, environmental issues and medicine. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds, including medical professions, biosciences, environmental sciences and economics.
  • Our online MSc One Health 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 and veterinary and human medicine.
  • at the University of Glasgow is vibrant and wide-ranging. Examples include the world-leading research being carried out into eliminating rabies, the surveillance of anthrax in Africa, and research on Lyme disease in the Outer Hebrides. It is this ongoing research that inspires the innovative, multinational ideas running throughout our multidisciplinary programme.
  • Over 95% of the research submitted by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2021.
  • Throughout the master’s in One Health online programme, we also raise awareness of cultural and societal factors that influence how One Health approaches are translated into practice.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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