Online MSc in Health Technology Assessment


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Program Description

Technology in the health industry has the potential to prevent, diagnose and treat a disease like never before. Out of 25,000 compounds that start in the laboratory, five make it to market and only one recoups what was invested. Ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities (QS World University Rankings 2020), the University of Glasgow will equip you with the skills to drive those key decisions in health technology advancement.

Drive innovative healthcare efficiencies

The University of Glasgow is ranked 12th in the top UK universities (The Guardian 2021) with 81% of university research judged as internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), it is home to world-leading expertise across an impressive diversity of disciplines.

This 100% online Health Technology Assessment masters is delivered by the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) research team. HEHTA drives key decisions and assessments for international health agencies such as NICE, SMC and HITAP, ensuring that our online programme content is up-to-date and relevant in the real world. 

The programme places emphasis on practicality, which gives you an edge in the job market - allowing you to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, research and more. The MSc teaches you how to take systematic reviews of new health technology and to review the benefits of funding new health technology. It also focuses on applying health economics, statistics, evidence, modelling and patient-reported outcomes to guide the principles of health technology assessment.

Choose your own path

Through teacher-guided discussions and collaborative peer work, you’ll improve your knowledge and define your area of interest. After completing the core components of the programme, you can opt to focus on more specific, specialised areas such as analytic modelling or qualitative research methods. These courses have been designed to include the latest academic research and challenges in health technology assessment, and they give you key skills you can apply in your career.

100% online, interactive learning

Studying online means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career in order to pursue a new one. With industry-lead teaching and cutting-edge research, you’ll be able to study the entire programme without having to set foot on campus. The University of Glasgow offers a variety of study options from podcasts, video, live seminars and discussions, which you can download in order to access anywhere, at any time. Whether you want to study an MSc, a PgDip or a PgCert, or choose your duration of study between 1 and 6 years, you can tailor the programme to meet your specific requirements. At the University of Glasgow, you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

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Last updated Sep 2020

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