M.A. Admissions

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy, Economics and Finance

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Centre: Centre for Health, Policy, Planning and Management

Intake: 20


Candidates should have a (i) successfully completed Master's Degree in any discipline, or

(II) Four years Bachelor's Degree in medicine, Paramedical Sciences, or other four years programme like Pharmacy, Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Law.

(iii) Candidates should have completed their Internship on or before Saturday, June 10, 2017.

(iv) Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor's Degree are not eligible to apply.




Health is critical to human well-being, and to the growth and productivity of the national economy. Health Policy concerns range from the impact of policies of all sectors on health to policies that govern the organisation of health care services. Health systems across the South Asian and African regions confront challenges such as the need to mobilise investment for health, improve social accountability of health services, set health care priorities, plan for health equity and make appropriate technological choices for low resource settings, improve on the legal and ethical framework of health care and build better governance. All this calls for evidence based policy making and a good competence in health economics, the financing of health care and in designing and managing health care institutions. Globalisation and trade in health services and health commodities also pose new challenges and provide new opportunities.

This innovative Master of Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance (MPH- HPEF) is a response to the limited institutional capacity in India, South Asia and Africa for making and interrogating health policy, and creating more money for health and more health for the money.

The programme has been designed for middle level and senior professionals, allied health professionals and other post-graduates working in the health systems of India, South Asia, South East Asia and Africa,.

The programme has been created in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The programme will have an international focus and teaching would cover literature from across the globe with specific focus on South Asia and Africa.

It is a four-semester, (2 years) intensive programme consisting of theory courses, two internships, a 18 week field practicum and research project. The combination of a strong taught component and extensive mentored fieldwork would enable learners to develop a sound knowledge-base as well as professional skill enhancement. The degree is awarded after completion of all programme requirements, which is designed to be completed within the two years; but has a provision to complete over a maximum period of 5 years from the date of registration.

The skills developed are multi-disciplinary and include critical policy analysis, the preparation of policy briefs and programme strategies, financial analysis, health economics, and health care planning. The graduates are finding employment in a range of sectors including government public health departments, international health agencies, health management organisations, health care consultancies and health resource centres.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
School-based Foundation Courses 11
Public Health Basic Courses 10
MPH-HPEF Courses 18
Internship 5
Field Practicum 10
Research Project 6
Total Credits 67

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
I FC Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
SFC 01 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2
SFC 02 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3
SFC 03 Research Methodology – I (Quantitative Methods) 2
SFC 04 Research Methodology – II (Qualitative Methods) 2
PBC 01  Introduction to Public Health 2
PBC 02 Introduction to Epidemiology 2
PBC 03  Public Health Management 2
PHP 01  Health Policy , Planning and Analysis 2
II PBC 04 Introduction to biostatics 2
PBC 05 Ethics and Legislation in Public Health 2
PBC 06 Health Financing including Health insurance 2
PHP 07 Health and Population in developing and Transitional Societies 2
PHP 02 Foundation of social Care Policy 2
PHP03 Economic Evaluation in Health Care 2
CBCS Elective Foundation  
CBCS Open Elective 2
III Field Practicum 10
  PHP 04  Comparative Health Systems and Policies 10
  PHP 05  Health Policy and systems Research 2
  PHP 06 Applied Health Economics and financing 2



(Any 2)

Mental Health

Urban Health

Quality Management in Hospitals/Healthcare services

Health Management Information Systems

Health Insurance

Advanced Biostatistics

Internship   5
Research Project   6


Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Fee Structure:

Components PHHP
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
5 ID Card 300 0 0 0
6 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
7 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 4000 4000 4000 4000
8 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
10 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
11 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 20300
12 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
13 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 51300

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.