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�s a good platform for a research career or a career in clinical laboratory training for IVF or embryology. Through the taught modules you�ll develop a solid understanding of reproductive science relevant to clinical applications. We cover 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. You�ll also have the opportunity to learn about the ethical issues and international laws regulating reproductive medicine. Finally, you�ll undertake a research project to develop a depth of knowledge in a specialist topic.

Entry requirements

You will need a 2.1 in 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

Lectures; seminars; tutorials; practical sessions; small group teaching; supervised research projects.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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0114 226 8277