University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Reproductive Sciences

This one-year, full-time MSc by Research programme aims to introduce students to modern up-to-date molecular and cellular biological research in the field of reproductive sciences, reproductive health and reproductive medicine in a stimulating, challenging and vibrant research atmosphere, at the interface between basic science and clinical patient care. The programme is intended for high-calibre students with biological science, medical or veterinary backgrounds. It is advised that you contact the Programme Director Dr Richard Smith (R.Smith@ed.ac.uk), prior to making your application to ensure this programme meets your academic aims. The main components of the programme are two 20-week research projects, performed on a very wide range of research fields within the reproductive sciences. Topics that can be offered include using a wide range of models and in human, studying a number of important problems associated with human reproductive health and disease in testis, ovary, the uterus during the menstrual cycle and throughout pregnancy and labour, in the fetus and neonate, and in fetal programming resulting in increased risk of chronic disease in adulthood. The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health has arranged its research under four themes: - Reproductive Resilience, Proliferation, Differentiation, Repair - Reproductive system cancers: aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy - Optimising Lifelong Health Through Pregnancy and Perinatal Interventions - Immune-endocrine interactions in reproductive health These theme titles illustrate some of the remarkable properties that make reproductive systems such relevant and powerful models for translational studies across a wide spectrum of human diseases and pathologies in other systems. The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) has close links with other internationally recognised research centres in the Queen's Medical Research Institute QMRI and elsewhere in Edinburgh, with the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the Veterinary School, the University of Edinburgh science campus and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Many student projects are organised with and between these centres, reflecting the interdisciplinary research environment, where students and trainees are regarded as the 'lifeblood' for the future.

Entry requirements

MSc (Res): Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Director (Reproductive Sciences)
Telephone number: 
01312429427