Official master's degree in Zoonoses and One Health

The first official master's degree in One Health in the whole of the Mediterranean area

  • Official UAB
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Course begins on 28/09/2020
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 02/03/2020
    See the calendar
  • Places: 25 places
  • Price: €46,11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2020/21 Academic year.
    €82 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2020/21 Academic year.

  • Language: English
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Master's Degree is a professionally oriented programme that responds to a need for professionals with a well-rounded, multidisciplinary training encompassing human, animal and environmental health, who can work effectively and collaboratively on the prevention, control, management and communication of biological hazards and threats. This is the concept behind the new term "One Health". It means seeking to defend and improve the health and welfare of all species (humans, animals and plants) through greater cooperation between professionals working in public health, animal health and environmental health, and so to promote a multidisciplinary approach to health risk at the interface between humans, animals and the ecosystem.
The Master's degree will serve to train up highly qualified professionals to work in both the public and the private sector, with a multidisciplinary vision, in line with the requirements of the major international health bodies, like the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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Career options

Students of this master's degree can go on to pursue careers in any of the following areas.
  1. Risk assessment in general for any sector included in the programme (public, human, animal, plant and environmental health), including monitoring of critical flowchart points for illnesses, in:
    1. Private companies (food, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, veterinary medicine, phytosanitary products)
    2. Centres conducting research into public health, animal health or environmental health.
  2. Risk management in advisory and consultancy services for policies on detection, surveillance and control of diseases in:
    1. Government bodies at regional, national or international level.
    2. Non-government, non-profit organisations (NGOs) and private healthcare organisations.
  3. Research in the field of health and access to PhD studies.


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