University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Health Technology Assessment

You�ll gain an understanding of markets, pricing and customers needed for new product development in the health technology industry. If you�re already working or aspire to work in the field of health technology assessment, this course will give you the training you need to progress your career or gain a post as a health technology evaluator or commissioner. This course is taught entirely online. You�ll study part-time over two to four years. You do not need a UK study visa to take this distance learning course.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 honours degree. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: methods and processes in international health technology assessment; international health care systems and reimbursement; cost-effectiveness modelling in international; HTA; systematic reviews and evidence synthesis: principles; economic evaluation in international HTA; project. Optional modules: using evidence in the design and development of models; pharmaceutical pricing; randomised controlled trials to support reimbursement decision making; utility and patient report outcomes data in HTA; building cost-effectiveness models for HTA.

Assessment methods

As a DL student you do not attend the University in person. The course is taught entirely online, and you study at your computer in your own time. The course is a mixture of online learning and independent study. We use customised online rooms within our Virtual Learning Environment to deliver course materials in an accessible and engaging format, including live online webinars allowing interaction with course tutors and other students. Assessment is by coursework and project work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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