What will I learn?

Overview

This programme is delivered jointly by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). It addresses a broad range of topics under the One Health paradigm and provides a foundation in the principles of diseases in the context of sociological systems, global health and food safety. Students develop skills related to methodology, transdisciplinary interactions and using a systems approach.

Graduates from this programme will have the knowledge and skills provided by experienced scientists in order to be able to respond rapidly and effectively to outbreaks of disease as well as controlling endemic disease at the interface between humans, animals and the environment.


Objectives

By the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • understand the One Health concept and approach problem solving using a transdisciplinary 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, 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
  • design and complete a research project (MSc only).

Which department am I in?

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,710.00 (23,40,193) per year
This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Start date

October 2021

Venue

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street,

Camden,

LONDON,

CAMDEN,

WC1E 7HT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have Bachelors Degree. Students need to have an IELTS Overall Score: 6.0; Writing: 6.0; Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5.

For international students

Applicants should have a first- or second-class university honours degree or equivalent. Individuals with degrees in biological sciences, veterinary or human medicine, animal sciences, social sciences, statistics and economics, are all encouraged to apply. Applicants from overseas will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in spoken and written English, including scientific usage and comprehension.

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

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