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Masters degrees in Veterinary Public Health involve advanced study of the ways in which the spread of disease from animals to human can be prevented.
Similar postgraduate specialisms include Animal Pathology, Animal Health and Epidemiology, while entry requirements usually involve an undergraduate degree in a related biological or animal science.
A Masters in Veterinary Public Health combines approaches and methodologies from several different fields, giving you an excellent range of applicable skills. For example, you might explore the relationship between zoonotic disease and industrial agricultural practices, or look at the microbial risks associated with consumption of animal products.
Another approach would be to look at environment policy, assessing its impact on the health of animals and the general public alike. This could mean studying legislation alongside research and practice-based science.
Postgraduate career options are varied, including roles with governmental agencies, regulatory bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
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You may be in a government position and needing to know more about disease surveillance and/or food safety. Or you may come from a veterinary background and be interested in learning more about animal health and the transmission of pathogen to humans (zoonoses). Read more
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This is a joint programme provided by LSHTM and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). There is a shortage of trained veterinary epidemiologists and there are excellent career opportunities for graduates. Read more
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Designed to achieve the objectives of training personnel involved in use of animals for experimental research in line with the requirements of Article 23… Read more