M.Sc. On Campus

Health Policy and Management

The Aga Khan University

24 months
10800 USD/year
3875 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Health Policy and Management programme at The Aga Khan University  is a pioneering programme in Pakistan.


The Master of Health Policy and Management programme at The Aga Khan University can be taken up on a full-time or part-time basis  with classes running on the afternoons on weekdays allowing professionals to attend to their daily work. Occasionally, classes will be extended to limited hours on Saturdays or mornings.​​

 The programme:

  • offers high quality education with a blend of theory and practice
  • is relevant to developing countries grappling with rapid population growth and triple diseases burden, yet determined to achieve Universal Health Coverage
  • specifically addresses the issues of countries having mixed health systems and facing the problems of coordination, access and quality of health care services
  • is designed to train professionals from developing countries to address the challenges in various domains of health system environment including health planning, policy analysis, institutional management and health systems research and development
  • The programme is recognized by the Higher Education Commission and is accredited by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and according to PMDC regulations provides a Type II-B degree which is the most advanced level of master’s degree in Pakistan. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public Health Core courses:  Public Health: Principles, Surveillance & Socioeconomic  Determinants; Biostatistics & Survey Sampling Methods; and Public Health Law & Ethics
  • Management Courses: Organizational Management; Quality Management in Health Services; and Human Resource for Health
  • Policy & Systems Courses: Comparative Organization of Health Care Systems; Health Economics & Financing;; Health Policy Analysis & Formulation
  • Research Courses: Protocol Development & Literature Review; Research Design & Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At AKU, our transparent merit-based admissions process and generous financi​al assistance ensure that a diverse group of high calibre students will be able to attend the programme of their choice.​
  • While we are selective in the students we accept, we do not discriminate on faith, gender or national origin. 
  • Selectio​n processes vary by academic programme, but some common criteria include: fluency in the English language, prior academic performance, critical reasoning skills, attitude and leadership potential.​​

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3875 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Resident Students: PKR 600,000 
  • Residential countries include Afghanistan, Burundi, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Living costs for Denton

1036 - 1920 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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