Study programme

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.


The One Health Master’s programme trains students to become multidisciplinary researchers at the interface between humans, animals and the environment. 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.

Careers prospects are broad and can vary from scientific research, science journalism and education to jobs in the private, public, or non-profit sector. Outside academia job opportunities are available at institutes such as The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Public Health Service, The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Feed companies, EU, WHO and FAO.

Components of the One Health programme:


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