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What will I learn?

The One Health concept recognizes that health of people is connected to (the health of) animals and the environment and vice versa. The One Health approach in research involves interdisciplinary research by collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, microbiologists and ecologists, to monitor, study, evaluate, model and control public health threats. This is realized by studying how diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment. One Health is not a new concept, but it has become more important in recent years.


One Health research integrates concepts from human and veterinary epidemiology, ecology and population dynamics, microbiology and toxicology. It requires a basic knowledge of biomedical concepts such as infection and immunity, infectious diseases etiology, and population medicine. This Master’s programme is the right choice for you, if you’re motivated to become a multidisciplinary researcher at the interface between humans, animals and the environment.


The Master’s programme One Health deals with the health and well-being of humans and animals, on a national and international level through the prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases related to the cohabitation of animals and humans, taking into account environmental, social, ecological and economical aspects.

Our programme content will instruct you to:

  • understand and apply knowledge regarding all aspects of One Health;
  • conduct a literature review
  • write a compelling research proposal;
  • design, plan, and conduct scientific research;
  • collect, analyse and interpret data;
  • communicate scientific research both written and orally;
  • critically evaluate literature and presentations;
  • and function effectively in multidisciplinary, international groups.


As a graduate you will have a strong multidisciplinary research background in One Health and a broad basic knowledge of the field. Graduates can develop an academic career at different universities, work at research institutes or pursue their career in a private or public direction, including consultancy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€20,473.00 (16,53,716) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,


3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to the Research Master’s programme in Religious Studies if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills: A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities or in one of the social sciences; Proven interest in Religious Studies, as evidenced in a minimum of 30 EC in a relevant field at the Bachelor’s level; Knowledge of basic concepts in Religious Studies and insight into relevant methods; A high standard of academic achievement, as evidenced in an overall grade point average and a Bachelor’s thesis grade equaling “good” or better in the applicable national system. (Typically, Dutch grade 7.5; US grade B; ECTS grade C.) English language requirements: ELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93 with at least 24 reading, 22 listening, 20 speaking, 17 writing (internet-based test), institutional scores are not accepted. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

Because of the interdisciplinary character, there is no specific undergraduate programme in the field of One Health. Therefore, students with various backgrounds will be recruited from several undergraduate programmes: BSc Veterinary Medicine, BSc Biomedical Sciences, BSc Biology, BSc Farmaceutical Sciences, , BSc Medicine, BSc Animal Sciences. After application you will be invited to discuss your eligibility for the programme.

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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