Health Technology Assessment

University of Glasgow


Off Campus


This online Health Technology Assessment MSc programme 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 Masters 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 (HTA) 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.

You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Health Technology Assessment.

You can exit after 24 months with PgDip Health Technology Assessment.

Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant quantitative subject (i.e., economics, mathematics, statistics, medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology, health services research) from a recognised institution.

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.

Start Date

January, April, September


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

12 - 30 months


College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level



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