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Master programmes in Bulgarian

​Master's Programme in Public Health

​Master's Programme in Health Management

​Master's Programme in Pharmacy Management

​Master's Programme in Health Care Management


Master's Programme in Public Health

1.  Terms of Inclusion:

  • acquired Master's degree in: Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Law, Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy, Ecology, Engineering and others.
  • Bachelor's degree in: Health Management, Social Sciences, Nursing, Midwifery, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Pedagogy, Ecology, etc.;

2. It provides opportunities for:

  • realization and career development in various health institutions: NCPH, RHI, NHIF, RHIF, in the administration of medical institutions, research organizations and universities, directorates of health development and social activities to the municipal administrations and many others;
  • a better position in the labor market and a step towards the achievement of a higher education level;
  • scientific research in the field of Public Health;
  • planning, assessment and management of health care and social programmes and projects;
  • work in NGO sector, dealing with public health and social problems, prevention, health education and health promotion;

3. Content - Master's Programme in Public Health covers basic disciplines such as Introduction to Public Health, Health Policy, Foundations of Epidemiology and Epidemiology of Socially Significant Diseases, Statistics, Health Economics and Management, Health Promotion, Sociology, Healthcare Information Systems, Environment and Health, etc. It is targeted at developing skills for the establishment of health policy at national, regional and municipal level; at scientific research; at monitoring the health status of the population and its specific groups; at development and management of public health and social programmes and projects; collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, case studies, teamwork, communication and others.                                                                                     

4. Form of education: Full-time (modular training)

5. Duration of training: one academic year - 2 semesters

Additional information – Dean's Office of the Faculty of Public Health, tel: +35952 677011  e-mail: Klaradokova@mu-varna.bg

Master's Programme in Health Management

1. .  Terms of Inclusion:

  • acquired Master's degree in: Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Law, Economics and Management, Health Care Management and others.
  • Bachelor's degree in: Health Management, Nursing, Midwifery, Economics, Health Care Management and others;

2. It provides opportunities for realization and career development in:

  • management bodies of healthcare at international, national, regional and municipal level in NCPH, RHI, NHIF, RHIF, RIEW, in public and private medical and health institutions and networks; research organizations and universities, directorates of health development and social activities to the municipal administrations; voluntary health insurance funds and many others;
  • work in NGO sector, dealing with public health and social problems;
  • management of health projects and programmes;
  • management, marketing and advertising organizations for production and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment;
  • consultancy centres in the field of health care and social policy;

3. Content – Master's Programme in Health Management provides profound knowledge in social sciences such as: Strategic Management and Controlling, Economics, Organization and Financing of Medical Institutions, Health Projects, Management of Conflicts and Human Resources, Methodology of Scientific Research, complemented by disciplines such as Applied Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Pharmaceutical Policy, etc.

4. Form of education: Full-time (modular training)

 5. Duration of training:

- after a Bachelor's degree in Health Management - 2 semesters

- after a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any other specialty - 4 semesters

Additional information – Dean' Office of the Faculty of Public Health, tel: +35952 677011  e-mail: Klaradokova@mu-varna.bg


Master's Programme in Pharmacy Management

1. Terms of Inclusion:

  • acquired Master's degree in: Pharmacy, Medicine, Dental Medicine, Economics, Management, Health Management, Health Care Management and others.
  • Bachelor's degree in: Health Management, Nursing, Midwifery, Economics, Health Care Management and others.

2. It provides opportunities for:

  • expanding the knowledge in the field of the pharmaceutical business;
  • enhancing the qualification and professional skills in the field of financial management, marketing, pharmaceutical markets and others;
  • personal development and expansion of professional contacts;
  • career development in management, marketing and advertising structures of organizations for production and marketing of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics;
  • enhancing the educational degree in support of the professional career.

3. Content - Master's Programme in Pharmacy Management provides profound knowledge in Pharmacoeconomics, Accounting, Financial Management and Statistical Analysis, Legal Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Sector, Trade and Patent Law, Marketing, Management Healthcare and Pharmacy Information Systems, Trials for Medicinal Products, Production and Pharmaceutical Policy, etc. The Master's Programme in Pharmacy Management is developed in accordance with the modern programmes available at leading scientific and educational institutions in Europe and the USA.

4. Form of education: Full-time (modular training)

 5. Duration of training: a year and a half - 3 semesters

Additional information – Dean' Office of the Faculty of Public Health, tel: +35952 677011  e-mail: Klaradokova@mu-varna.bg


Master's Programme in Health Care Management

1. Terms of Inclusion:

  • Bachelor's and /or Master's degree in: Nursing, Midwifery, Health Care, Social Activities, Special Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy, etc.

2. It provides opportunities for:

  • scientific research in the field of health care and public health;
  • enhancing the educational degree which is a prerequisite for better positions in the labor market;
  • realization and career development in various medical and health institutions: hospital and outpatient medical institutions, homes for children and adults, preventive and health promotion, rehabilitation and palliative care establishments;
  • establishment of an independent practice in compliance with the current legislation ;
  • work as an assistant and / or a lecturer in practice at medical universities and colleges, according to the basic medical profession;

3. Content - Master's programme in Health Care Management includes disciplines such as: Management of Health Care, Medical Ethics and Deontology, Hygiene and Ecology, Ergonomics of Labour in the Health Establishment, Epidemiology, Communication Techniques and Skills, Psychology, Pedagogy - general and medical, Andragogy, Methods of Training in Practice, Statistics.

4. Form of education: Full-time (modular training)

5. Duration of training:​​​

  • after a Bachelor's degree in the same specialty - 2 semesters
  • after a Bachelor's degree in any other specialty – 4 semesters

Additional information – Dean' Office of the Faculty of Public Health, tel: +35952 677011  e-mail: Klaradokova@mu-varna.bg