MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (Distance Learning)

School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We have a global reputation. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) places us fourth in the UK for research power.

Our research influences policy and improves lives in the developed and the developing world. We employ around 325 staff and attract £6 million per year in external support.

We understand the challenges you face as a healthcare professional. Our masters courses are accessible, practical, flexible and carefully designed to help you develop your career.

About the course

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.

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


As a distance learning (DL) student, you do not attend the University in person. You study at your computer in your own time.

  • Online learning
  • Independent study
  • Live online webinars to allow interaction with course tutors and other students


  • Coursework
  • Project work

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ScHARR postgraduate student

Key facts

Course duration

2-4 years part-time by distance learning

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.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Fee information for this course is available on the department website.

ScHARR postgraduate fees

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

About us

We employ around 325 staff and attract £6 million per year in external support. All our teaching staff are active researchers. They include members of Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Public Health. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us fourth in the UK for research power.

We have experts in health economics, public health sciences, the sociology of health, health psychology, decision analysis, management sciences, epidemiology, medical statistics and information science. Our courses attract students from all over the world.


We use customised online rooms within our Virtual Learning Environment to deliver course materials in an accessible and engaging format. You'll have 24/7 access to online electronic library resources. We provide specialist information and library support via ScHARR's dedicated team.

Your career

Our graduates develop a critical understanding of the entire process of health technology assessment, pricing and reimbursement worldwide.

They are able to apply these skills within healthcare organisations, policy bodies and the pharmaceutical industry by developing value propositions and working within trial design and analysis, systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis. They are also highly skilled in economic evaluation including patient-reported outcomes, and cost-effectiveness modelling in health technology assessment.

Our graduates are a valuable asset to these organisations as they are able to contribute a health technology assessment perspective in multidisciplinary contexts such as product development planning, prioritisation of research and government or international health policy planning.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

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