Master's degree is the second stage of higher education, the result of studying in a master's program is the award of a Master of Science degree. The purpose of studying in the magistracy is an in–depth scientific and theoretical training of specialists both for subsequent training in graduate school (postgraduate education) and for teaching. Education in the master's program involves the implementation of the curriculum, including training and passing the candidate exams and differential credit in general subjects, writing and defending a master's thesis. Admission to the magistracy is carried out on a competitive basis from among persons who have received a higher medical education of the first stage and have scientific publications, who have taken part in scientific and practical conferences and seminars, who have participated in the development of research topics and innovative projects, as well as having a petition from the relevant departments.
Postgraduate studies are the first stage of postgraduate education, the purpose of which is the preparation and defense of a dissertation for the degree of candidate of sciences. Upon completion of the postgraduate study, the academic qualification «Researcher» is awarded. Persons with a higher education diploma who are inclined to research, as evidenced by scientific publications, participation in research and innovation projects, conferences or other materials, are admitted to graduate school. For admission to graduate school, they pass candidate exams and credit in general education disciplines before entering graduate school. The term of study in graduate school depends on the form of preparation from three to five years.