Master in One Health


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Program Description

One Health 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. One Health professionals and students assess public health threats by conducting research about how and why diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment. Are you ready to help prevent infectious and non-infectious diseases related to the cohabitation of our world?

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, this Master’s programme 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

  1. This is the first European Master’s programme in One Health with a clear focus on research.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Possible Prospects

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.

Depending on the career perspectives that appeal to you most, you can decide to replace your minor research project with one of our professional profiles:

  • Applied Data Science profile
  • Bioinformatics profile
  • Communication profile
  • Education profile
  • Complex systems profile
  • Management profile
  • Research profile

Academic Careers

We expect that most of the graduates of the Master’s programme One Health will enrol in a PhD programme in the field of One Health or other life sciences within Utrecht University or other Universities in the Netherlands or abroad.

Professional Careers

Outside academia job opportunities are available at institutes such as The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Public Health Service, The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Feed companies, EU, WHO and FAO.

Last updated May 2020

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Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of int ... Read More

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. Read less