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?


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 program should be a perfect fit. You get to integrate concepts from human and veterinary epidemiology, ecology and population dynamics, microbiology and toxicology.


  1. This is the first European Master’s program 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).


After completing the Master’s program 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 Program Coordinatorcan 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


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


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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 23, 2019
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2 years
2,083 EUR
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2019-2020): € 2,083. Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee): 2018-19: € 18,690, 2019-20: € 19,900
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