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.
What will you study?
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program – Proceed to Specialization in Health Economics and Policy
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) program. You can view the program details here
Complete Specialization in Health Economics and Policy – Receive MPH with Specialization in Health Economics and Policy Degree
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Health Economics and Policy. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. You will study four compulsory courses and three electives. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with a Specialization in Health Economics and Policy Degree.
Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Health Economics and Policy Degree program:
This dual 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 dual MPH degree will have gained skills for a wide range of career opportunities both in the public and private sector. 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
James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.
Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, or;
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), or;
Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country.
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’). You will receive two degrees as follows:
You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.
Duration: 36 Weeks
Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance