One Health (Infectious Diseases)

Royal Veterinary College

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
21630 GBP/year
11970 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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What is the MSc in One Health (Infectious Diseases) from Royal Veterinary College: ecosystems, humans and animals?Changing environmental, social and agricultural conditions are a threat to animal and human health and welfare.


Many infectious diseases can pass between animals and humans, while food production, human diet and community stability are harmed by diseases that infect livestock and wildlife. Emerging veterinary infectious diseases and human diseases, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, emphasise the threat posed by these issues.

Key facts:

The One Health (Infectious Diseases) program of Royal Veterinary College approach recognises the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces and has become an important focus in both medical and veterinary science. It promotes a “whole of society” treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in the management of risk.

If you are interested in One Health and the control of infectious disease (particularly in the developing world), then this unique course could be for you. We welcome applications from individuals with a background in public health, veterinary sciences, animal or biological sciences, social and environmental sciences, ecology and wildlife health. If you are interested in this field, but do not have the relevant background, please speak with the course directors who can consider such cases on an individual basis.

The course is delivered jointly by the RVC, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Health Economics
  • Virology
  • Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases
  • Parasite Genetics
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




480 alternative credits


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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for the MSc or PGDiploma in One Health (Infectious Diseases) you must have (or expect to receive) a first or second class university honours degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21630 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11970 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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One Health (Infectious Diseases)
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