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Veterinary Public Health

Master (1 year) of Veterinary Public Health, 60 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution University of Copenhagen (KU)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3531 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 2250 EUR


The Master of Veterinary Public Health programme is a postgraduate part-time master's programme dealing with control of contagious animal diseases and zoonosis, veterinary epidemiology, and animal health economics.

The Master of Veterinary Public Health programme is a part-time programme equivalent to one year of full-time study (60 ECTS credits). It is designed to be completed within three years.

The Master programme comprises the following courses and exams:

Compulsory courses:
  • Statistics for Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Epidemiology, part one
  • Disease Outbreak Management
  • Disease Control and Dynamics – In a One Health Setting
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis of Animal Health and Food Safety
  • Animal Health Economics
Elective courses:
  • Veterinary Epidemiology, part 2
Master’s project

Career Opportunities  

The programme qualifies for employment in public and private institutions, e.g. the veterinary services, universities and research institutions, and trade organizations in animal agriculture, dealing with prevention and control of contagious diseases within animal and food production.

About the Degree

The programme primarily addresses persons working with control of production animal diseases - typically in the veterinary services, agricultural organizations for primary animal production (e.g. swine, cattle, poultry, fish, fur animals), the food processing industry, pharmaceutical industry or veterinary institutions involved in research and disease control.


A BSc or MSc degree in veterinary medicine, human medicine, agricultural sciences, engineering or natural science is required – and at least two years of relevant full time working experience after having completed the qualifying course of study.

Read more about the requirements

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact [your institution] directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship within and outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | All applicants

Application date
May 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring | All applicants

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.

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