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One Health 

Utrecht University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
20715 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The One Health programme at Utrecht University recognises that health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment and vice versa. That is why its approach in research is interdisciplinary and collaborates between physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, microbiologists and ecologists.

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A Seamless Integration Of Multiple Disciplines

There is a need for interdisciplinary professionals and researchers who understand the principles of human, veterinary and environmental health risks and the interrelations. 

When you are motivated to become a researcher at the interface between humans, animals and the environment, the One Health  programme at Utrecht University  should be a perfect fit. You get to integrate concepts from human and veterinary epidemiology, ecology and population dynamics, microbiology and toxicology.

Why One Health At Utrecht University

  • This is the first European Master’s programme in One Health with a clear focus on research.
  • A chance to collaborate with partners in innovative research projects, allowing you to do your internship at prestigious partner institutions and carry out two hands-on research projects at renowned research groups.
  • As a graduate you can develop an academic career at different universities, work at research institutes or pursue a career in a private or public direction, including consultancy.
  • It combines the knowledge and expertise of leading academic faculties within Life Sciences such as Veterinary Medicine (#9 on QS Subject Ranking) and Medicine (Top 100 on QS Subject Ranking).

Career Prospects

After completing the Master’s programme One Health, you will have a strong research background and a broad basic knowledge in the field of One Health, including zoonotic diseases, epidemiology, risk analysis and risk prevention. You will be prepared for a career in academia (PhD) or in a more applied setting, including communication, education and consultancy.

Depending on your background, personal skills, interests and future career plans, you can design your own path within One Health research. The Programme Coordinator can help you how to prepare best for your specific career path. 

Careers prospects are broad and can vary from scientific research, science journalism and education to jobs in the private, public, or non-profit sector.


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Principles of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Infection and Immunity
  • Environmental Health
  • Infectious Diseases and One Health
  • Interdisciplinary Research in One Health
  • One Health
  • Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are: Biomedical or other Life Sciences programmes, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Biology, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences and/or Animal Sciences.
  • Relevant knowledge, insight and skills. 
  • Academic performance: high overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables), and high grades for relevant courses.   
  • High level of academic competences.
  • Personal competences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20715 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20715 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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