One Health: ecosystems, humans and animals at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is delivered jointly by 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. By the end of this programme, students will be able to:

  • interpret the One Health concept and what it may mean in different contexts
  • apply a One Health approach to complex disease issues using systems thinking, a trans-disciplinary approach, and apply concepts in order to address multi-faceted problems
  • demonstrate learning and understanding of disease ecology, evolution and emergence, and the drivers of and impact of disease (social, economic, biological, demographic, ecological); evaluate disease control and prevention options
  • demonstrate the necessary cognitive skills (such as planning, logic and reasoning, comprehension) and scientific skills, including critically reviewing scientific literature, and design and analysis of laboratory and/or field studies
  • demonstrate, and continue to develop key skills such as application of scientific knowledge to real world issues in One Health, communication and networking skills, information gathering, statistical numeracy, problem solving and integration of knowledge, ethics and values
  • carry out an independent research project, write the results in the form of a journal article and defend their project orally (MSc only).
This course is also available as a Postgraduate Diploma.


Term 1 compulsory modules: Foundations of One Health (RVC); Principles of Epidemiology and Surveillance (RVC); Research Skills and Statistical Analysis (RVC); Infectious Disease Emergence and Control (RVC). Term 2: All students take three compulsory modules: Economics of One Health (RVC); One Health: Situation Analysis and Systems Thinking (RVC); Medical Anthropology and Public Health (LSHTM). In addition, students choose a fourth module from the following: Environmental Epidemiology (LSHTM); Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (LSHTM); Globalisation and Health (LSHTM); Vector Biology and Vector-Parastite Interactions (LSHTM); Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology (RVC). Term 3: Project Report (MSc only).

Assessment method

Assessment by project and examinations. For full assessment information, please see the module specifications.

Entry requirements

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. Please visit our website for full entry requirements for the MSc in One Health: ecosystems, humans and animals, including English Language requirements if English is not your first language.

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One Health: ecosystems, humans and animals at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London - UCAS