The Programme

​​​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 are c​urre​ntly open for 2018-2019 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 28, 2018. Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing at postgrad.query@aku.eduThe last date for acceptance of application is ​May 28, 2018​​.​

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have at least one year of work experience after graduation, preferably in a health-related field at the time of application (part-time, internship and voluntary work is not included) and hold at least one of the following degrees are eligible to apply:

  • ​​Sixteen years of schooling or 4-year education (124-136 credit hours) after HSSC / FA / FSc / Grade 12 equivalent from an accredited / recognized university in Sciences / Health Sciences including but not limited to a BSc (Biology, Biological Sciences, Physics, Physical Sciences), DPT, MBBS, BDS, BScN, DVM, D. Pharm, B. Pharm (or equivalent)

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 thr​ee 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 selected courses as “Standalone courses” which are ideal for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge in specific areas. Individuals can take up to 3 courses as standalone courses, accumulate up to 9 credits of course work. ​This option provides an opportunity of getting a flavour of the programme without committing two full years at the outset.​​

For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​​ and How to Apply​​ page. You can also reach us via the following contact details:​

Graduate Programme Admission Office
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University 
(School of Nursing and Midwifery Building) 
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 4537​ / 5456​