One Health (Infectious Diseases) MSc/PGDip

Royal Veterinary College

Key Information

Course duration: 1 year

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: MSc - Master of Science


Home students: £11,400 per year
EU students: £11,400 per course
Overseas students: £20,600 per year

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The Course


This course is for those who are interested in One Health and the control of infectious disease (particularly in the developing world). Applications are considered from individuals with a background in public health, veterinary sciences, animal or biological sciences, social and environmental sciences, ecology and wildlife health. The course is delivered jointly by the RVC, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The course will provide you with: a comprehensive foundation on the principles of diseases in the context of socio-ecological systems, global health and food safety and knowledge and skills in relation to One Health methodologies, transdisciplinary interactions and in using a systems approach.

At the end of the course you will be able to: understand the One Health concept and approach problem solving using a trans-disciplinary methodology; understand the origin, context and drivers of infectious disease at the human, animal and environment interface; evaluate impacts of multi-host infections on human, animal and ecosystem health and economics directly, or indirectly, via food, disease vectors or the environment; develop a One Health systems approach to complex disease issues in monitoring, surveillance, diagnosis, prevention and control; critically review published literature. Students will also achieve PgDip award in this course.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Camden Campus

Royal Veterinary College

The RVC offers a rich and wide-ranging programme of postgraduate taught and research opportunities. We cover specialist subjects that improve the treatment, understanding and welfare of animals in all areas of society, across the world. Taught courses run by expert teaching staff and underpinned...

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Postal Address

Royal Veterinary College, University of London
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