Public Health & Tropical Medicine


1.5 - 2 Years (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 3 Years
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week

Master of Science in Health Management

This Master of Science in Health Management is a very unique program conducted by JLI in collaboration with the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy. This program allows you to earn an Advanced PG Diploma from JLI first and then upgrade it to a Master of Science degree from the International Telematic University.

Next Start Date

15 JUL


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Why study this program?


Healthcare is an ever growing sector that offers excellent career opportunities. Health management is about managing various levels of health service from an efficiency and cost effectiveness point of view. The James Lind Institute and the International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno 'UTIU') have joined hands to bring to you an excellent opportunity to earn an Advanced PG Diploma of your choice and a Master of Science degree, a qualification of International repute and acceptance. The programs have been carefully designed in order to provide the required knowledge and expertise to managers, senior managers and those working in leadership positions within the health sector. The masters program stresses on management of health from a global as well as local perspective and incorporates elements from the growing body of knowledge and evidence to allow for comparisons across various geographic regions.

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What will be taught?

Program Structure

Pathway to earning a Master of Science in Health Management involves 2 stages.

Stage 1: Completion of Advanced PG Diploma

Upon enrollment in this program students will be given a choice to complete any Advanced Postgraduate Diploma from the James Lind Institute. Choosing an Advanced PG Diploma from the healthcare category e.g. Advanced PG Diploma in Healthcare & Hospital Management; Advanced PG Diploma in Tropical Medicine, Surveillance & Immunization; or Advanced PG Diploma in Public Health Research etc. is preferred but not mandatory.

Stage 2: Upgrade to Masters

Upon completion of Stage 1 the student will be transferred to the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy for pursuing the online Master of Science in Health Management.

The university will accept all credits obtained in Stage 1 for progression to masters degree. James Lind Institute will coordinate the transfer process on behalf of the student with the University.

After transfer to the University the student only needs to complete the following 4 modules (against the normal 10 modules) plus dissertation to complete the Master of Science in Health Management awarded by the prestigious, International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy:

- Principles of Health Management (6 Credits)
- Decision Making, Planning and Leadership (6 Credits)
- Information Technology in Health Systems (6 Credits)
- Anthropology and Sociology of Health and Medical Care (6 Credits)
- Dissertation / thesis (24 Credits)


MASTER LEVEL (Stage 2): 90
(Including credits transferred from Stage 1)



How will I be assessed?


Advanced PG Diploma level (Stage 1):

Up to the Advanced PG Diploma level, students will be assessed based on online multiple choice question tests for each lesson, and submission of assignments for each module.

Masters level (Stage 2):

After the student transfers to the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO for upgrade to a Master of Science in Health Management, for each study module the student:
- Submits a written essay. This contributes 30% towards the total final grade of the module.
- undergoes an oral exam / viva (via teleconferencing) OR a written exam (at a place assigned by the University abroad, or in one of University’ s Technological Poles abroad, or in the Italian Embassy in the country where the student lives). This contributes 70% towards the total final grade of the module.

In addition to the above the student also Submits a dissertation (15000 words). The dissertation topic is finalized with the Master's degree scientific committee only after all applicable study modules have been completed. The dissertation, after it is electronically submitted, is examined orally (via teleconferencing) by professors of the University .


Am I eligible?


Applicants must hold a first degree (bachelors) or an equivalent recognised academic title. In addition, knowledge of the English language and basic use of computer and internet are required.

Documents Required to Apply:

- Copy of Bachelors Degree
- Copies of university transcripts / marks sheets for each semester/year
- Copy of Passport / National ID card
- TOEFL/IELTS score sheet (NOT Mandatory)


How will I study?

Study Procedure

Up to the Advanced PG Diploma level the study procedure will involve completion of study modules in James Lind Institute's e-Campus that contain audio visual content, interactive documents, videos, podcasts and other multi-media content as may be applicable. A demo of the study materials is available in the elearning section of this website.

In masters level i.e. Stage 2, the university's online learning methodology is followed. The university conducts the online training within the WEB macro-area known as the Didactic Cyberspace. In this area students can access digitized study materials, interact with a guide (professor-tutor) and also access virtual classrooms and a 3D Auditorium where students and professors-tutors interact in the three-dimensional world of UNINETTUNO via voice.


How will I receive certificates?

Program Completion

Upon completion of the Stage 1, James Lind Institute will issue the Diploma and Transcript within 2 weeks. These are required for progressing to Stage 2 i.e. masters level. The soft copies will be sent to the student via email as soon as available and the originals will be sent via post/courier.

Upon completion of the masters level, the participant can either attend a graduation ceremony and receive the masters degree in the University Campus in Rome, Italy; or if unable to attend can request for the same to be sent via Post/Courier.


Working in Europe


The University offers to students the optional opportunity to facilitate them in order to spend part of their studies, when they draft their research dissertation project, as interns in a European Union member state. The Internship Program is coordinated by the Organisation Atheneum Liberal Studies..

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Looking for a Masters Program?

James Lind Institute offers various masters degree programs in the areas of public health, business administration etc.

- MPH (with specializations)
- M.Sc in Health Mgmt
- MBA (various specializations)

For information on available masters programs via our School of Health Sciences; & our Business School click below:

Program Fee

How much will it cost?
Please use our online fee calculator to calculate the fee applicable to you.

Key Program Faculty

Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis
Masters Director
Professor - President of Atheneum Liberal Studies

Dr. Suhail Sayeed
Healthcare Specialist

Dr. Loukia Tsaprouni
Master’s Faculty
Senior Research Associate
Imperial College London

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Vernicos
Master’s Faculty
Professor Emeritus University of the Aegean, Greece

About International Telematic University, Rome

The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno - UTIU) is a recognized Italian university and was established by the decree of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, on the 15th of April 2005. The university delivers academic titles having a legal value in Italy, Europe, Mediterranean and other Countries. The Master of Science in Health Management is conducted by the University in English and Greek. “Uninettuno is the only University in the world which has programs offered in six different languages: Italian, English, French, Arabic, Polish and Greek”.

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