Given the dynamic and rapidly changing field of health, it is crucial to take an integrated approach to health and consider humans, animals, plants and the environment as one connected whole. One Health is a concept that recognizes and the interconnectedness between animals, plants and people and the environment that they all share. 

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 endorse the concept of One Health. In order to achieve better health outcomes, One Health links ideas, research and policies from multiple sectors.

Our online MSc in One Health offers you a chance to be part of this exciting new field. Whatever your professional background is, at our world-class institution, we will give you the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a One Health context and contribute to better health for all. 

Our online One Health MSc 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, veterinary and human medicine. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds, including medical professions, biosciences and environmental sciences as well as social sciences and economics. Please contact our team if your own background is not listed and you would like to know if our MSc programme would be suitable for you.

Throughout the distance learning programme, we also raise awareness of cultural and societal factors that influence how One Health approaches are translated into practice.

The University of Glasgow is renowned for its world-changing research and teaching in One Health. Our research is vibrant and includes projects that aim to improve surveillance of anthrax in Africa, that work towards the elimination of rabies in Tanzania and that investigate Lyme disease on Uist. It is this ongoing research that inspires the innovative, multinational ideas running throughout our multidisciplinary programme.

Fuelled by the latest research-led knowledge, this online 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.

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 dissertation project of your choice.


Knowledge and understanding

  • Critically discuss aspects of One Health.
  • Recognise challenges associated with One Health and formulate solutions.
  • Critically evaluate integrated approaches within a One Health framework for improving health standards.

Subject specific skills

  • Recognise and discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the One Health framework.
  • Appraise the interdependence of human, veterinary, public and ecological health.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues and priorities in the field of One Health.
  • Explain emerging disease dynamics and discuss the management of emerging disease threats.
  • Critically discuss the integrated interventions required to improve access to healthcare.
Intellectual skills
  • Critically engage with forms of analysis, evaluation and synthesis to issues relevant to One Health.
  • Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills practices and thinking in One Health.
  • You will also gain transferable skill, including an ability to present and defend an argument and an ability to communicate effectively. 


  • Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time (MSc). For details on other degree options request more information or speak to an admissions representative
  • Start dates: January, April and September
  • Fees: Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000 (MSc), £10,000 (PgDip), £5,000 (PgCert)*
  • NHS discount: Payable in instalments of £1,050 per 20 credits or £9,450 for the full MSc funded by the NHS*
  • 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.

* Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.