Public Health Data Science

University of Bordeaux

Master On Campus
12 months
3770 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This international Master Public Health Data Science program at University of Bordeaux provides a year of international research into public health data science, from project design to real life health data analysis and the communication of results.


Selected within the French “Investments for the Future” program as an “Initiative of Excellence”, the program covers multidisciplinary skills in epidemiology, informatics and statistics, and ensures that students gain strong knowledge about the strengths and limits of digital technologies and their use in public health research.

Strengths of this Master Public Health Data Science program at University of Bordeaux?

  • Epidemiology
Translation of a public health/clinical problem into a research question, including the design of the research plan for surveillance systems, observational and experimental studies (i.e. clinical trials), the evaluation of validity and causality of an association.
  • Statistics
Methods for supervised and unsupervised statistical analysis and modelling of biomedical data (including highdimensional and time-to-event data), statistical learning, data mining, data integration, advanced computational statistics.
  • Informatics
Architecture of data integration (i2b2, Transmart), interoperability, knowledge representation (terminologies, ontologies), natural language processing, data visualization, programming, cloud computing and Hadoop, linked open data, security, confidentiality and integrity of data.

After this Master program?

  • Upon completion of this Master in Public Health Data Science, students may continue with further studies and research via a PhD in Digital Public Health or they may enter the working world with strong qualifications for a career in public health.
  • Graduates not only have a global vision of data science issues in relation to epidemiology and public health, they also master the research and leadership skills that are necessary for chief data officer jobs. They are thus well prepared to become future leaders of the digital public health domain within the public and / or private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electronic health data 
  • Digital cohorts
  • Web-based data 
  • Omics data
  • Value Creation
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must fulfill the following: hold at least a Master (year 1) degree with honors (minimum 240 ECTS or equivalent) in one (or more) of the following disciplines: statistics, informatics or epidemiology.
  • Application form
  • Copies of all graduate diplomas (BSc and MSc)
  • All previous transcripts
  • Syllabus and study plan
  • CV in English (2 pages maximum)
  • Cover letter in English (2 pages maximum)
  • Recent English certificate 
  • Whenever possible (optional), one recommendation letter from an academic or professional body (2 pages maximum), including the referee’s signature, presented on institutional headed paper and bearing an institutional stamp/seal.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3770 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3770 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 243 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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