The Programme

​​​The Master of Science in Health Policy and Management 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 offers full-time and part-time study options. It also offers selected courses as "Standalone Courses" for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge in specific areas. For details, please contact Programme Office at hpm.programme@aku.edu.

Admissions are open for 2020-2021 admission cycle​. The last date to submit the application is June 17, 2020 by 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, applicants are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.​​

​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.

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).​

For further information please go through the ​​Programme Information Booklet and / or the ​​​programme page​. ​You can also reach us via the following contact details:​

Office of the Registrar
Medical College​
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 4410 / 4412

Email: postgrad.query@aku.edu​​​