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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception

Infertility is a common disease with approximately 1 in 7 couples of reproductive age being diagnosed as infertile - equating to 72.5 million people globally. There is an increasing demand for Assisted Conception Treatment (ART) with up to 6% of births in the EU being a result of ART. As such there is a clear need for medical students to have up to date information on these subjects and provide them with the ability to analyse the subject critically. ART is consistently in the media (e.g. related to saviour sibling, sex selection, egg freezing etc.) and is a popular, interesting and stimulating subject for the students.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (2.2 Honours degrees are considered under exceptional circumstances ) in the field of biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences. Doctors will also be accepted with an MBChB (or equivalent). IELTS of 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in any component (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

The course is divided into 6 modules: module 1: fundamental science (semester1). Module 2 advanced applied laboratory skills in ART (semester 1 and 2). Module 3: statistics (semester 1). Module 4: running a successful ART laboratory and clinical service (Semester 2). Module 5: clinical issues and controversies in ART (semester 2). Module 6: research project (semester 3)

Assessment methods

Essays, practical examination, written reports, coursework, presentations and a research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

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