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University of Dundee

Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception (MSc)

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 upper second class hours degree (lower class honours degrees will be considered under exceptional circumstances ) in the field of biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences. Doctors will also be accepted with an MBChB (or equivalent). Please check our website for English language requirements.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months

Campus details

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

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