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    PhD Programs

    PhD programs admit students with graduate degrees. First MSMU offers PhD programs on full-time and distance learning arrangements. Full-time PhD fellowship lasts 3 years, distance learning programs last a maximum of 4 years. During the course, PhD students perform their research projects and are expected to defend their project and obtain the PhD degree (in Russia it is called ‘candidate of medical sciences’, ‘candidate of pharmaceutical sciences’, or ‘candidate of biological sciences’).

    First MSMU offers PhD programs in a wide range of specialties in basic, clinical and pharmaceutical science, public health, preventive medicine and psychology:

    • Analytical chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Biophysics
    • Biotechnology (including bionanotechnology)
    • Botany
    • Cellular biology, cytology, histology
    • Genetics
    • History of science and technology
    • Human anatomy
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular biology
    • Parasitology
    • Pathological anatomy
    • Pathophysiology
    • Physiology
    • Addiction medicine
    • Anesthesiology and critical care
    • Aviation, space and naval medicine
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular surgery
    • Clinical immunology and allergy
    • Dentistry
    • Dermatology and venerology
    • Endocrinology
    • Forensic medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Infectious diseases
    • Internal medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics & gynecology
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
    • Pediatrics
    • Pharmacology, clinical pharmacology
    • Phthisiatry
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiology and radiotherapy
    • Rehabilitation medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, balneology and physiotherapy
    • Rheumatology
    • Surgery
    • Trauma and orthopedics
    • Urology
    • Epidemiology
    • Hygiene
    • Public health
    • Sociology of medicine
    • Theory and methods of graduate school teaching
    • Pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosia
    • Pharmaceutical technology
    • Pharmacy administration
    • Medical psychology
    • Social psychology
    Tuition Fees for Postgraduate (PhD) Courses (Aspirantura) : 140 000.00-230 000.00 Rubles/year (according to specialty)