University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Reproductive and Developmental Medicine

The course provides training in reproductive and developmental medicine for scientists, clinicians and others, for instance ethical advisers or lawyers looking to specialise. It is a good platform for a research career or a career in clinical laboratory training for IVF or embryology. Through the taught modules students develop a solid understanding of reproductive science relevant to clinical applications. The course covers the breadth of processes from gonadal development and production of gametes through to pregnancy and parturition. Each module is taught by leading scientists and clinicians in that field. Students also have the opportunity to learn about the ethical issues and international laws regulating reproductive medicine. Finally, students undertake a research project to develop a depth of knowledge in a specialist topic.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2.1 in a life science subject (biochemistry, biology, genetics, molecular biology), veterinary science or medicine. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in writing, 6.5 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: scientific information and research design; gonads to gametes: fundamentals of reproduction; fertilisation, implantation and embryology; fatal development, pregnancy and parturition; reproductive technology and infertility; law, ethics and policy in reproductive medicine.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

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

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