Medical and Pharmaceutical Law

40.04.01In english and russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Public Health and Health Care
  • Constitutional Foundations of Legal Regulation of Health Protection
  • Corporate Law
  • Iatrogenic Offences: Peculiarities of Criminal Prosecution
  • Criminal and Legal Issues of Official Malfeasance
  • Medical Insurance Law
  • Legal Regulation of Labour Relations with Health Workers
  • Legal Regulation of the Circulation of Medicines
  • Intellectual Property Rights in Pharmacy
  • Bioethics
  • Forensic and Medical Examination of Medical Activity
Our advantages
  • The master's programme ‘Medical and Pharmaceutical Law’ combines the study of theoretical and practical issues of the legal framework for protecting citizens’ health in various health systems. It is based on the principles of budget financing, social insurance, and private initiative.
  • The programme is unique in its comprehensive (interdisciplinary) approach to its content. During the training, students study: the legal foundations of the public health and healthcare system of the Russian Federation and various countries; the features of the functioning of healthcare entities; the legal foundations of the standardisation of medicines; the legal regulation of drug circulation and related issues of patent protection; control over offences in the field of drug circulation; the interaction of states in resolving issues of protecting the health of every person; provision of drugs for citizens, which is of vital social importance; implementation issues of the rights and obligations of legal entities in healthcare; legal liability in health care; criminal and civil proceedings; and issues in biomedical ethics and regulation in health care in the context of the introduction of new digital and medical technologies.
  • The academic programme has been designed taking into account the views of employers on the correlation of graduates’ competencies and job functions in their professional activities.
International relations
  • The University of Greifswald (Germany)
  • The University of Milan (Italy)
  • The University of Passau (Germany)
  • Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Charles University (the Czech Republic)
  • The University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • The Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
  • Peking University (China)
  • Hanoi Law University (Vietnam)

There is an agreement with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on student exchange programmes. Master’s students can also do internships in foreign universities as part of interstate agreements of the Russian Federation.

Main areas of research
  • Protection of the rights of parties to legal relations in healthcare
  • Criminal prosecution of iatrogenic crimes
  • Legal liability in healthcare
  • Legal aspects of supranational regulation and cross-border medical care
  • Legal aspects of application of innovative technologies in healthcare
  • Biomedical ethics