One Health in academic year 2022 / 2023

This Master’s will not start in 2022. Please take a look at our new programme Health and Environment

Connecting health of humans, animals and the environment

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?

Collaboration of two faculties
No. 4
Worldwide top university in veterinary medicine
QS Subject Ranking 2020

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.

This Master’s opens up so many career opportunities.
Alumni Kitty Exel in front of the Hijmans van den Bergh building

Why you should study One Health at Utrecht University

  • This is the first European Master’s programme in One Health with a clear focus on research.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It combines the knowledge and expertise of leading academic faculties within Life Sciences such as Veterinary Medicine (#4 on QS Subject Ranking) and Medicine (Top 100 on QS Subject Ranking).


Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Biomedical sciences
  • Programme: One Health
Accredited by the NVAO
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Part- or full-time status:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
Start of studies:
Application deadline:
  • Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 April
  • Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
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Graduate school:
Life Sciences