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Health Technology Assessment online Postgraduate Certificate

Understand the impact of healthcare technology

Study online, on your terms

Our online postgraduate health technology assessment (HTA) certificate programme is designed for busy professionals who have their undergraduate degree. It will teach you how to appraise evidence and understand the opportunities and consequences of technology interventions in a healthcare setting. Delivered by our College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences and the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) research team, the programme offers multidisciplinary insights into policy and principles of HTA, health economics, decision analytical modelling, HTA in a global context and data science as it’s happening, right now. It brings together internationally renowned experts who offer innovative, research-led teaching for our students.

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1–2 year duration

3 start dates per year

NHS discount available

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1–2 years part-time

Start dates

January, April and September

NHS Discount

Payable in instalments of £1,050 per 20 credits or £3,150 for the PgCertificate funded by the NHS*


Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £5,000*

Entry requirements

2:1 in a relevant quantitative subject or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

International students

Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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Drive innovative healthcare efficiencies

The postgraduate certificate is a part-time programme that offers outstanding flexibility to students who wish to study healthcare technology assessment and immediately apply what they learn to their professional practice. It features the following topics:

Understand the fundamentals of statistical methodology that underpin health technology assessment and evidence-based medicine.

Learn the basics of health economics and the practical elements of economic evaluation that are integral to health technology assessment.

Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the policy and principles behind, and the techniques involved with, the process of HTA.

Interactive online learning

No matter where you are, you can experience relevant learning that applies to the real world as you build community with students from over 83 countries worldwide.**

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Meet the Growing Need for Professionals with Relevant HTA Skills

The importance of healthcare technology assessment skills is growing around the globe, and employers need experts with the right knowledge. Completing the University of Glasgow’s postgraduate programme uniquely prepares you with qualitative and quantitative research skills which are ideal for jobs in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, and more.

Our graduates pursue jobs with the following types of employers:

  • Academic/research centres or universities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Health insurance organisations
  • Local or national government agencies
  • Health service providers
  • International health organisations
  • National or international consultancy companies

Programme outcomes

The HTA postgraduate programme is delivered by the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) research team. Our academics are world-class experts.

Taking part in the master’s course helped me improve my skills in economic evaluations, statistics, and HTA. Furthermore, undertaking this degree helped me to improve my career prospects and to join as a health economist in my current post.

– Fernando Zanghelini, Online MSc Health Technology Assessment student

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**We have students in 83 countries around the world. Data accessed April 2022.