Master's Program
Public Health Sciences
Join our Master’s program and learn how diseases are spread, risk factors are measured and the effectiveness of preventive measures is evaluated. Get involved in the research field that helps to improve people’s quality of life!
  • 2 years
    Duration of study
  • 120 ETCS
    Number of credits
  • English
    Program language
The Public Health Sciences is the first Master’s program in Russia to train interdisciplinary specialists who are able to initiate, conduct, and appraise research in the field of health sciences.

The program’s courses are taught by leading experts in the field. Specialists from some of the world’s top research centers will serve as the students’ scientific supervisors and consultants, expanding the graduates’ job and career prospects. Another definite advantage is the opportunity to participate in research projects at ITMO University and other high-profile institutions.

About the program
The main topics covered within the program include:
01
evidence-based solutions in the field of healthcare
02
Data-driven evaluation of interventions designed to treat or prevent socially significant health problems
03
Improvement of public health through fusion of technology and research
What are Public Health Sciences?
Health economics
Registry-based research
Qualitative health research
Epidemiology
Biostatistics
Public health research
Health technology assessment
Nursing sciences
Clinical trials
Sociology of medicine
Policy evaluation
Occupational health research
Health communication
 Curriculum 
Core courses
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Qualitative Research in Health and Medicine
  • Healthcare Economics
Why ITMO?
Why not a medical university?
have access to world-class data science specialists and tools
benefit from a massive partner network
prioritize social responsibility
explore new academic frontiers
possess rich expertise in science communication
know that epidemiology is more than just a study of epidemics
use the evidence-based approach in decision-making
Program Founder:
Anton Barchuk, MD, PhD Oncoepidemiologist, researcher ITMO Fellow
Because here at ITMO, we:
Opportunities for students
As part of the program, students have the opportunity to pursue a variety of projects and fields of study

Career paths

  • Research groups
  • International health and medical organizations
  • Clinics and hospitals
  • NGOs
  • CROs (clinical research organization)
  • Biotech companies
  • Pharmaceutical industry
Russian applicants
Upper-intermediate level of English language (B2 and higher according to CEFR)
A Bachelor’s degree with excellent/good grades in public health, economics, social sciences, biological sciences, biostatistics, mathematics, or medicine OR an equivalent degree
Application process
Application
International applicants
Upper-intermediate level of English language (B2 and higher according to CEFR)
A Bachelor’s degree with excellent/good grades in public health, economics, social sciences, biological sciences, biostatistics, mathematics, or medicine
OR an equivalent degree
Application
CV & motivation letter
Information for Russian applicants
Faculty and staff
  • ANTON

    BARCHUK

    Program Founder

    The academic director of the program

  • EVGENIYA

    SOKOLOVA

    ITMO University

    The head of the program

  • VALENTINA

    BLASHCHUK

    ITMO University

    Program Manager

    vdblashchuk@itmo.ru
    +7 (981) 946-70-66
  • ANNA

    BUNAKOVA

    ITMO University

    Courses Coordinator, Teaching Assistant

  • GAINEL

    USATAEVA

    Ph.D. Medical Sciences, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Evidence-Based Medicine, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

  • MALCOLM

    MOORE

    Ph.D. Khon Kaen University, Thailand

    Course: EurAsian NCD/ Cancer Epidemiology Research and Publication

  • ALEXANDER

    BESPALOV

    Ph.D. Technical Sciences, Researcher at the Digital Technologies in Public Health Laboratory, ITMO University

  • PETR

    TALANTOV

    Oxford University

    Course: Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine

  • Dmitry

    Sergeyev

    Lecturer, Scientific consultant
    Courses: Epidemiology I&II, Causal Inference and Meta Analysis, Monday, Research Work practicum
  • ALEKSANDRA

    OLENINA

    University College London, UCL

    Course: Behavioural Science Foundations for Public Health

  • RUSTAM

    TURSUN-ZADE

    ITMO University

    Course: R Practicum

  • OLGA

    DOBROVIDOVA

    European Federation for Science Journalism

    Course: Communications in Medicine and Public Health (2021-2023)

  • MARIA

    CHERNIGOVSKAYA

    University of Oslo

    Course: Biostatistics (2021-2023)

  • NEILL

    BOOTH

    Tampere University & Summaryx Ltd.

    Courses: Healthcare Economics, Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine (2021-2023)

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