Master in Health Administration and Programmes



Main objectives

Senior nurses and nursing professionals working in clinical and/or educational settings.

MAPS trainees will be trained in the new DML education system, following the recommendations of the Ministry of Higher Education and University (ESU) and Scientific Research (RS) in this regard. The training will focus on the new competencies expected of nursing and midwifery professionals to meet the challenges of quality health care, as envisaged in the DRC's National Health Development Plan.


The competencies to be developed are:

    1. Disciplinary experience: use a wide repertoire of knowledge in specific fields (nursing, reproductive health) in an autonomous and integrated way; plan, implement and evaluate educational or health care programmes; plan and carry out research in pedagogy or professional practice.

    2. Professionalism: act ethically and responsibly in the exercise of their educational or clinical functions; commit themselves to individual and collective professional development.
    3. Communication: implement skills transfer practices at all levels.

    4. Collaboration : participate in the concerted action of professional teams, from the educational or clinical sphere, to contribute to the improvement of the health and well-being of the population in general and maternal and child health in particular.

    5. Leadership : influence and motivate stakeholders to improve the quality of services offered in their own institution.


The MAPS programme consists of a minimum of 120 credits spread over two years of study (60 credits per year).

In addition, preparatory training is required to bring candidates up to date. This six-month training introduces future students to biostatistics, English, new technologies, ethics and other basic subjects related to the profession.

The master's programme includes compulsory and optional subjects. Each student will write a research report (dissertation) or an intervention report (pedagogical or care project); there is also an itinerary with clinical internships in which an internship report is compulsory.

At the end of the studies, a "Master in Health Programme Management" diploma will be awarded. Depending on the electives and the thesis chosen, the diploma will be registered in one of the orientations approved by the Ministry of ESU: in nursing sciences or in nursing-acupuncture, depending on the two options: research or professional project. All professionals with a Master's degree in Health Programme Management will be eligible for a postgraduate or doctoral degree.