Online MSc in Health Technology Assessment
Drive innovative healthcare efficiencies
Study online, on your terms
A member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities, the University of Glasgow offers an online MSc in Health Technology Assessment (HTA). This curriculum will enable you to appraise evidence and understand the consequences of technology, then prioritise its use in order to better prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Our Online MSc in HTA focuses on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas.
Health Technology Assessment analyses relevant evidence and knowledge in order to understand the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. It contributes to priorities and decisions in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. If you are a recent graduate or you work in the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies or research, this programme will give you the practical skills to advance your career.
Join an institution where ambitious people are driven to succeed. Study our online MSc in Health Technology Assessment and start changing the world today.
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Challenge and prioritise new technologies
After completing the core components, you can opt to focus more on economic modelling, qualitative research methods, HTA in a global context or data science. These courses have been developed to reflect the latest academic research and challenges in health technology assessment, equipping you with the skills you can apply in your new career. Discover some of our courses that feature in our 100% online programme below.
This course aims to provide students with a critical awareness of the broader policy context into which health technology assessment is located as well as a critical understanding of the theoretical underpinnings, principles and techniques of health technology assessment.
This course introduces students to HTA from a global perspective. It covers HTA in different contexts, exploring geographical variation between high-income countries and why healthcare decision-making may differ in LMICs.
This course will teach the methods of how to analyse and evaluate economic data from a clinical trial (what data to collect, how to value cost and effect, how to analyse the data and estimate cost-effectiveness).
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.**
- Our virtual learning environment is easy to use and can be accessed on mobile, tablet or desktop devices.
- Programme content is delivered in bite-sized chunks to suit your schedule and the online format.
- Take breaks between courses and have catch-up weeks in the middle of courses to ensure you remain up to speed with your learning.
HTA is growing in importance internationally, and there is increasing demand for employees with relevant skills.
Graduates are well equipped with qualitative and quantitative research skills, which are ideal for jobs in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and government information services/statistical agencies.
Examples of job positions include:
- Public health officer
- Senior finance manager (NHS)
- Freedom of information analyst (NHS)
- Local health board co-ordinator (NHS)
- 5. Health services researcher (NHS)
- Research assistant
- Analyse the policy, principles, methods and analytical techniques appropriate for health technology assessment.
- Discuss the role of health technology assessment in policy development.
- Evaluate how the policy context varies between international regions and countries.
- Explore health economics, statistical methods and analysis, outcome measurement, evidence synthesis, decision analytic modelling, economic evaluation and patient-reported outcomes to guide the principles of health technology assessment.
- Critically assess the research methodologies used for informing priorities and decision making in health care systems.
- Develop original and creative approaches to translate policy issues into research proposals to assess health technologies.
Over 500 years of groundbreaking research
The University of Glasgow has been changing the world since 1451. Let our history of excellence inspire the history you will make. Study online with us and start making your impact on the world today.
Ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities1
95% of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences research was judged as world-leading or internationally excellent – REF 20212
Scottish University of the Year 20223
“Taking part in this master’s course helped me improve my skills in economic evaluations, statistics, and HTA. Furthermore, undertaking this master’s 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
- “Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022,” The Times and Sunday Times. Retrieved 28 April 2022, from www.timeshighereducation.com.
- “REF 2021” The Research Excellence Framework (REF). Retrieved 17 May 2022, from www.gla.ac.uk.
- “Scottish University of the Year,” Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times. Retrieved 1 January 2022, from www.thetimes.co.uk.
* Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. NHS discount: Payable in instalments of £1,050 per 20 credits or £9,450 for the full MSc funded by the NHS.”
** We have students in 83 countries around the world. Data accessed April 2022.