Taught course

Health Technology Assessment

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPCert

Entry requirements

You should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant quantitative subject. In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to those with a relevant professional qualification who have experience in the field of health technology assessment. A background in health or medicine is not required and we welcome applications from other academic disciplines.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A supporting statement

This is in addition to the documents listed in 'how to apply'.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.

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

  • Our postgraduate taught courses provide a solid grounding in all the major disciplines within the field of Health Technology Assessment. This is unique within Scotland, and is one of few such programmes worldwide.
  • Our faculty are world-class experts in their fields, who are active not only in research and teaching, but also involved in HTA decision-making at a national level (eg through NICE, SHTAG).
  • Our teaching is research-led. The courses have been developed to reflect the latest academic research and up-to-date challenges in HTA decision-making.
  • You will gain a comprehensive understanding and hands-on experience of the interconnected disciplines that are core to Health Technology Assessment. These include health economics, statistics, evidence synthesis, modelling and patient-reported outcome measures.
  • During a course, from week to week you will interact with your teachers and fellow students using online discussion boards. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion, and respond to student questions about the course content.
  • You will have the opportunity to collaborate on a research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff or an external supervisor.

Find out more about core and optional courses

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
£1667 per 20 credits 180 credits
International students
£1667 per 20 credits 180 credits

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24/36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24/36 months

PCert

part time
24/36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-hta@glasgow.ac.uk