MSc in Health Policy and Management

​​The MSc in Health Policy and Management is a pioneering programme in Pakistan. The programme offers high quality education with a blend of theory and practice. It is designed to train professionals in strategic and operational planning, policy analysis, health systems research and development and in institutional management.  The programme is accredited by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and according t​​o PMDC regulations it provides a type II-B degree which is the most advanced level of master's degree in Pakistan.​​

Admissions have closed for 2017-2018 cycle. The last date to submit the application was June 5, 2017. ​Please direct your queries at postgrad.query@aku.edu.

Programme Objectives​​​

The goal is to train professionals in heal​th systems planning, implementation and research.​​​​​

  • To prepare leaders in designing, implementing and monitoring of health care programmes in response to health needs of Pakistan and developing countries.

  • To develop professionals with comprehensive skills in health policy development and analysis and implementation.

  • To produce professionals with conceptual and technical skills in institutional management.

  • To provide tools to professionals to function at all levels of the health care system (policy, programmatic, service delivery) and in different organisational settings.

Part-time Programme​

The University offers candidates the choice to complete the two-year programme in extended time; i.e. either in three or four years. Health professionals, who have family responsibilities and job commitments and wish to upgrade their qualification, are able to benefit from the part-time programme. Further details regarding part-time programme are available from the concerned Programme Directors. 

Standalone​ Courses​

The Programme offers the option of flexibly accumulating standalone courses towards an MSc HPM degree. Students will register as pre-qualifiers for Masters and can accumulate up to 9 credits of coursework (equivalent to 3-4 courses). Students with a high GPA will enter directly into the Masters programme while those below the required GPA will need to write the Admission Test in subsequent years to be accepted into the Master’s programme. ​

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