In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, there’s a growing need to consider humans, animals, plants and the environment as one connected whole. The World Health Organization recently endorsed the concept of One Health, which promotes the value of linking ideas, research and policies from multiple sectors to achieve better health outcomes.

Our online One Health postgraduate programme offers you a chance to be part of this exciting new field. Whether you’re from a medical, environmental, economic or social science background, this programme gives you the multifaceted skillset to improve the health of the whole ecosystem.

The University of Glasgow is renowned for its world-changing research and teaching in One Health. It’s our ongoing work in this area that inspires the innovative, international ideas running throughout our multidisciplinary programme.  

Working closely with your peers, you’ll explore the cultural and societal barriers to One Health and how to translate ideas into practice. Glasgow is home to some of the world’s leading scientists in One Health, whose recent research has led to eradicating rabies in Tanzania and Kenya, reducing cardiac disease in Malawi and containing the Zika virus in Colombia and Ecuador.

Fuelled by the latest research-led knowledge, this programme is perfect for busy professionals looking to diversify or expand into careers where you need to understand the big picture. One Health graduates go on to work for governments and international bodies like the United Nations, as well as pharmaceutical organisations and scientific journals.


Studying a 100% online programme gives you the flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you. Furthermore, the programme’s modular structure gives you the flexibility to choose a line of study to suit your interests or career goals covering a number of science and health-related fields.

Supported by cross-discipline lecturers, you can follow routes ranging from veterinary health and service delivery to antimicrobial resistance and infectious disease control. Thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, you’ll benefit from sharing your interests and experiences with students from other healthcare programmes. At the end of the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and special interests by undertaking a project of your choice.


  • Explore the value of One Health as a concept in world health
  • Understand the impact of zoonosis and infectious disease
  • Customise your studies to match your interests – eg veterinary medicine, healthcare or public health
  • Choose from courses including epidemiology, ecological principles, food security and antimicrobial resistance
  • Expand your specialist knowledge and plan, research and create a project of your choice


  • Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time (MSc), 2–4 years part-time (PgDip), 1–2 years part-time (PgCert). For details on full-time options request more information or speak to an admissions representative
  • Start dates: January, April and September
  • 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