One Health sits at the interface between human, animal and ecosystem health. As such, it is a fast-evolving subject area, well suited to preparing professionals looking to tackle the wide range of intractable and highly complex health challenges of the 21st Century. The One Health (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is suitable for a wide range of professionals, whose disciplinary backgrounds can include the health, biological, environmental and social sciences. This programme is delivered fully online, making the most of the University’s pioneering, award-winning online learning environments.
The University of Edinburgh was the first UK University to address the need for One Health professional training by providing a dedicated Master’s programme. This MSc programme capitalises on the many strengths of the University of Edinburgh across multiple disciplines to deliver world-class teaching in One Health and provide the key training and skills required for a successful career in this emerging field. In the national Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, we received a 92% student satisfaction rating, reflecting the hard work the team puts in to build and support the learning community who come together to teach and learn on this programme.
This One Health programme is affiliated with The University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy.
The One Health MSc aims to provide interested professionals with the knowledge, skills and awareness required to work within a One Health framework that recognises the importance of interdisciplinary working and the interrelatedness of human, animal and environmental health.
Graduates from our programme can expect to enhance their prospects in academia, research, government departments, non-governmental organisations, international development and the private sector. Despite being a relatively new field, and indeed approach, One Health is rapidly gaining global recognition and our students have already reported improvements in career development through studying on the programme. Graduates will be better able to drive the development of novel career pathways as this field continues to evolve in response to the complexity of the health challenges we face.
This exciting programme offers graduates a broad scientific training and the opportunity to advance One Health past the theoretical level to the practical level and beyond, bringing much needed attention to the social, political and operational issues that ultimately will be key determinants for success. On completion of this MSc, graduates are likely to have developed their ability to provide advice on policy development and implementation, a contribution whose relevance and significance is becoming increasingly recognised by governments and NGOs.
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- The MSc One Health programme is delivered part-time by Online Learning (OL), over a maximum period of six years.
- The programme begins in September and is structured to allow progression via Certificate, Diploma and MSc; however, it is also possible to finish at the Certificate or Diploma level.
- The Certificate is usually studied over 1-2 years, the Diploma 2-4 years and the full Masters can take from between 3-6 years to complete, depending on how much time you have to dedicate to studying per academic year.
- The programme’s flexibility is much appreciated by students, who can also opt to take time out for employment or family reasons.
- The Certificate comprises four compulsory courses. Each 20-credit course is taught over a period of ten weeks, whilst the 10-credit courses are taught over a five-week period.
- 72 months
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DisciplinesHealth Sciences View 262 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine, medicine, life/biological sciences, biomedical science, ecosystem health, environmental sciences, social science or economics.
International5470 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5470 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
EU/EEA5470 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5470 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
- MSc PT intermittent: 10 credits £915; 20 credits £1,825; 60 credits £5,470
- PgDip / PgCert / PgProfDev PT intermittent: 10 credits £915; 20 credits £1,825
The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. We publish data on the success rate for scholarship applications to help you understand the level of demand.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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