This program has been designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of health economics and policy development and implementation. There is no requirement for any prior training or knowledge in economics. Students are expected to learn advanced skills in critical analyses, understanding of global health policies, and micro-economic and macro-economic factors that influence health policies. This intense program provides students with exposure to complex economic challenges faced by health organizations globally. Students who complete this course find opportunities in a wide variety of organizations including health agencies, international health organizations, NGOs, academia, and governmental agencies involved in health delivery and promotion. Our alumni also have demonstrated accelerated advancement in their careers due they demonstrating advanced knowledge and skills in economics related to healthcare.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) - Health Economics and Policy program has been designed with a very comprehensive curriculum to ensure that you develop strong knowledge and skills in the practice of Public Health with a special focus on Health Economics and Policy.
It is an intensive program and comprises of 138 ECTS credits to be completed within a duration of 18 to 24 months.
You will first complete the core MPH courses (90 ECTS credits), followed by your specialization in Health Economics and Policy (48 ECTS credits).
The details of the courses that you will undertake are listed on our website here: Program Curriculum
You will study through the completion of self-paced courses via audiovisual content, interactive documents, videos, podcasts, and other multimedia content as may be applicable. Other interactions include online live classes, discussions with fellow students, faculty, and mentors via study portal, email, etc.
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Each course is followed by an examination and assignment. You will need to pass the exam to proceed to the next course. Our faculty may also assess you based on your involvement in debates, discussions, and research.
Project & Project Reports:
After core MPH courses: Project Report 1 (10,000 words)
After specialization courses: Project Report 2 (10,000 words)
Projects will be undertaken under the guidance of your faculty and mentor. They can be an individual project or a team project.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) - Health Economics and Policy, is a Swiss degree awarded by James Lind Institute, Switzerland. James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977. James Lind Institute has various accreditations, certifications, and international memberships.
This program is also available as a Dual Degree Option. This allows you to earn 2 master's degrees with minimal additional cost and effort. In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). Upon completion, you will be awarded a Master of Science in Public Health Management degree by the university.
Therefore, upon completion of your dual degree program you will have earned the following degrees:
MPH - Health Economics & Policy (From James Lind Institute, Switzerland); &
M.Sc in Public Health Management (From International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy)
An additional fee applies for the dual degree option is mentioned in our website.
Usually, a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent recognized academic title is required for applying. If you do not have one, contact us to discuss your case. A full list of eligibility criteria is available on our website here.
English proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or equivalent) taken within the last 2 years may be required. You may be exempt if you are a native English speaker if you have completed your schooling/prior degree in the English language, or you have worked for at least two years in a setting where English is the primary language used.
Our application is very simple:
Step 1: Complete the application form
Step 2: Ensure any documents requested are submitted
Step 3: Pay the fee if the application is approved
Copy of highest qualification (e.g. degree certificate)
Copy of transcripts/marks sheets
Proof of identity/citizenship e.g. copy of passport or national ID card
Scanned passport size photo
English language test results (if applicable)
This degree program has been developed for health professionals or graduates with experience in any area of public health who aspire to grow to senior leadership and management roles in the field of public health. The degree is set mainly within the framework of the public and national government health services, while also being applicable for managers of Not-for-profit organizations, international health agencies, and private healthcare set-ups.
In addition to focusing on the core public health sector, this specialized master’s degree in Health Economics & Policy will enable students to use statistics and other methods to solve public health issues; understand the burden of disease; measure and calculate health outcomes; and evaluate the analytical methods and techniques in areas of health services research and health policy.
Graduates of this MPH degree will have gained skills for a wide range of career opportunities both in the public and private sectors. Graduates may use the degree to explore a career in research, with a number of opportunities available in academic and non-academic environments. In addition to working in a hospital set-up, people with a degree in public health and health economics, etc. can work in universities, health insurance.
When you choose our Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH), you can:
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