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Health Technology Assessment MSc

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2.5 years

Course summary

Our online Health Technology Assessment MSc programme will help you to appraise evidence and understand the consequences of technology, then prioritise its use.

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.

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the assessment of relevant evidence and knowledge on the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies.

It contributes to priorities and decisions in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Our masters in HTA focuses on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas.

This MSc at Glasgow is one of only a few such programmes in the world.


  • Learn how to undertake systematic reviews of new health technology
  • Review the benefits of funding new health technology
  • Explore health economics, statistics, evidence, modelling and patient-reported outcomes to guide the principles of health technology assessment
  • Acquire a grounding in disciplines related to health technology
  • Scrutinise data and determine cost-effective solutions
  • 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
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary nature of health technology assessment and the diverse range of skills and knowledge required to conduct the different elements of the process (statistical methods and analysis, outcome measurement, evidence synthesis, health economics, economic evaluation, decision analytic modelling)
  • 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
  • Employ specialist research skills in relation to a variety of policy issues in health technology assessment
  • Critically interpret and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data using statistical, evidence synthesis, health economic, and qualitative research methodology
  • Design, plan and create a specific research proposal for a health technology assessment to address a policy issue
  • Critically appraise the reporting of and use of different methodologies within the process of health technology.


Health Technology Assessment (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.

Application deadline

06 April 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University of Glasgow

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    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

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