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The Digital Public Health Graduate Program provides international, integrated and interdisciplinary training, throughout the Master's degree and PhD. The program blends the study of epidemiology, biostatistics, computer sciences and social sciences to explore the impact of digital public health on society.

The Program

The Digital Public Health (DPH) Graduate Program was developed by teams from the Bordeaux Population Health Center (BPH) and the Bordeaux School of Public Health (ISPED), funded by the Investment for the Future Program (PIA3) under the "University Research School" scheme (Project reference no. 17-EURE-0019).

This postgraduate program in digital public health includes a Master's degree in Public Health Data Science and a doctoral program.

Get an overview of the program in 90 seconds:

Some key figures

  • 1 Master's program
  • 6 teaching units
  • More than 130 PhD students in our labs
  • €4.5 million in funding over 10 years
  • A privileged bond with Bordeaux Population Health
  • 10 research teams
  • More than 400 researchers
  • 1 dual degree with McGill University in Canada

Innovation_Idee.pngWhy choose the Digital Public Health Graduate Program?

  • To develop a comprehensive understanding of the scientific methods and techniques used in the field of digital public health.
  • To become autonomous and innovative when approaching and solving problems.
  • To acquire the ability to communicate and collaborate with experts from other fields working on issues of digital public health.
  • To belong - from Master's to PhD level - to a dynamic community of junior researchers and benefit from specialist training courses and events.

Joining the program at Master's level

You can apply for the Public Health Data Science Master's Program (specialising in Public Health). You will be accepted directly into the second year of the Master's program.

Before applying:

  1. Check out the full details of the Master's program courses and the language in which they are taught.
  2. Find out about the​​​​​​​ registration fees and the cost of studying in Bordeaux.
  3. Identify the application procedure best suited to your situation. Are you an international candidate? Visit this page to check whether your are eligible for the Etudes En France (EEF) joint admission and visa application process.

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Admission requirements:

  • Already hold a higher-education degree (at least 240 ECTS: 180 ECTS from the Bachelor's degree and 60 ECTS from the 1st year of the Master's degree) with excellent results in at least one of the following fields: statistics, computer sciences or epidemiology.
  • Have a solid understanding of biostatistics and be able to easily manipulate large amounts of data using IT and programming tools (mainly R and Python). Familiarity with these programs is strongly recommended and is a prerequisite.
  • Excellent command of English is required (at least C1). Students whose native language is not English must provide a certificate establishing their level (TOEFL, IELTS, etc...).

View the admission requirements for the PHDS Master's program

Joining the program at PhD level

Are you enrolled in a PhD in public health (or are you working on a related topic)? The "Digital Public Health cohort" welcomes you, with the aim of strengthening ties between junior researchers and the rest of the scientific community in digital public health.

  • to join the DPH cohort: you just need to be enrolled in a PhD in Public Health at the Doctoral School of Society, Politics and Public Health. If you are working on a topic related to digital public health in another academic field or doctoral school, contact us! 

2Chapeaux_Etudiants.png The program provides the members of the cohort with specific doctoral training, based on their needs.


Globe.png Thinking about a mobility project, but need financial assistance?

If your project does not meet the requirements of other international mobility funding options, you can apply for support from the program in order to attend a conference, carry out research, attend a training course or summer school, or any other occasional event abroad.

  • contact us for more information on how we can support occasional international mobility projects

Funding opportunities and PhD positions

For several years now, the Graduate Program Digital Public Health has been offering a call for applications for one or more doctoral contracts on the theme of digital health.

For the year 2024-2025, this call is open from 18/03/2024 to 17/05/2024, with selection in early June.

More information on the PhD Call

Contact us


    Project officer


  • Ilaria MONTAGNI

    Studies coordinator


  • Rodolphe THIEBAUT

    Program director