Utrecht University

One Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The One Health programme is offered by Utrecht University. 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 realised 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.

The right choice for you?

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.

What you'll learn?

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.


 Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to One Health
  • (Re-)Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • One Health Epidemiology
  • Ecology and Wildlife
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Biostatistics
  • Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases
  • Risk Assessment and Prevention

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Besides TOEFL, IELTS and CAE, also Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE - at least Grade C) is accepted as a proof of English Proficiency.

This is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme One Health if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate:

  • In depth knowledge and insight in a biomedical field and a clear interest in a multidisciplinary research approach.
  • In depth (level bachelor year 2 and 3) knowledge of and insight in:
    • infection and immunity
    • microbiology
    • health sciences
  • Basic knowledge in biostatistics.
  • Mastery of methods and techniques in the above mentioned areas.
  • High level of academic and professional ability.
  • A clear motivation and talent for participation in the programme.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English at an advanced level.
  • We will also take into account your grade point average, marks for relevant courses, study progress and extracurricular activities.

    You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      18690 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18690 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      2060 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.

    Living costs for Utrecht

    • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university.  You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:

    • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
    • Holland Scholarships
    • Orange Tulip Scholarships
    • Canadian student loans
    • Fulbright / NAF
    • US Federal Loans
    • Erasmus+ Master loans

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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